Hi, there!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Santa on the Farm event at the beginning of December. As we enter 2024, we are looking forward to an exciting year at Iowa’s Dairy Center. Some of our upcoming events include a soil health workshop, Moos and Brews Tour, and our annual meeting. We hope to see you at an event soon!


Brenna Connelly
Coordinator, Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation

What's Happening at Iowa's Dairy Center

Successful Drive-Thru Santa on the Farm 

Thank you to everyone who visited during our Santa on the Farm event on Dec. 8! Visitors were able to enjoy milk and cookies, interact with the cows and meet Santa. We had 500 attendees and served 445 cookies and 315 milk cartons. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you again next year! 

Register Now: Moos and Brews Tour 

Feb. 29 - March 1 | Departing from Iowa's Dairy Center 

The Northeast Iowa Dairy and Agriculture Foundation is hosting a two-day, one-night bus trip to the tri-state area of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The trip will be held Feb. 29 - March 1, 2024. Our tour, “Moos and Brews,” is geared towards dairy producers and industry members.  Please print and return the flyer or complete the form by Jan. 24 to register. Registration is first come, first serve and limited to 40 people. Be sure to register today! Learn more.

Registration Flyer
Registration Form

Applications Open for Summer Communications Intern 

Join our team! We're hiring a Communications Intern for the summer of 2024.
The Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting with marketing, education and tourism efforts for the Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation and Iowa’s Dairy Center. The intern will work closely with the Coordinator to carry out the mission of the Foundation. This paid internship position is full-time (32 hours per week) from May - August (dates flexible) and located at Iowa’s Dairy Center near Calmar. Applications are due Jan. 24. Learn more.


Get into a rewarding energy and utilities career through NICC

NICC students graduate with skills in heavy equipment operation, plastic pipe fusing and installation, gas line installation, gas meter and service mechanics, gas regulator maintenance and appliance repair. Read more.

Agriculture and Animal Program Preview Day 

Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Iowa’s Dairy Center

Interested in pursuing a career in agriculture? Check out the Ag & Animal Program Preview Day in Calmar. This program preview day is designed for students interested in programs in Agriculture and Animal Science fields. Speak with professors to learn more about the Agriculture Business, Agronomy, Animal Science, Beef Science, Dairy Science, and other programs that are offered at NICC. Read more.

Industry News

Dairy Days 2024. Learn more.

Boots in the Barn offered in two locations in February. Learn more.

3 Leadership Trends You Need to Adopt in 2024. Read more. 

Midwest Dairy CEO announces retirement after almost 40 years of checkoff career. Learn more. 

How Long Will the Sizzling Hot Market for Dairy Replacements Continue? Read more.

Calendar of Events

Visit our website to see all upcoming events and continuing education courses.

Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation Board Meeting 
Jan. 26 | Noon | Iowa's Dairy Center

Feb. 22 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Iowa's Dairy Center 

Moos and Brews Tour
Feb. 29 - March 1 | Departing from Iowa's Dairy Center

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