Officials have given the go-ahead for a roughly 8,800-head dairy operation west of Willmar in west-central Minnesota, and construction is expected to begin next spring.
On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.
A fifth generation Minnesota dairy farm is now a national model for sustainable farming. Marshik’s Dairy Farm in Pierz, Minn., is award-winning for its energy efficiency. WCCO-TV’s Edward Moody checked out how it’s also taking dairy into the future.
At dairy farms across Minnesota, robots are moving in. Over the past couple years, dozens of dairy farmers have turned to “robotic milking” as a way to help their business.