Hi, there!

We hope you are having a great spring! We are preparing for a busy summer at Iowa’s Dairy Center. A few weeks ago, we started welcoming students in third, fourth and fifth grade for Iowa’s Dairy Story. This program is held in partnership with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and is designed to help youth understand the importance of dairy farming and dairy products. Throughout the day, they learn about dairy nutrition, breeds, history and the digestive system in addition to farm tours and making homemade ice cream. We are excited to have these students at Iowa’s Dairy Center during April and May! We are also busy planning for our annual Breakfast on the Farm. Help us spread the word about this fun event to friends and family!  


Brenna Connelly
Coordinator, Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation

What's Happening at Iowa's Dairy Center

Mark Your Calendars for Breakfast on the Farm

June 22 | 8 a.m. - Noon | Iowa's Dairy Center

Celebrate National Dairy Month with Breakfast on the Farm. Enjoy a wholesome, dairy-rich breakfast of Dad’s Belgian Waffles served with real butter and whipped cream, sausage, ham, cheese, yogurt, milk and ice cream. In addition to breakfast, visitors will enjoy activities including guided tram tours of Iowa’s Dairy Center, petting zoo, inflatables, corn pools, educational booths and more. 

Breakfast on the Farm will be held rain or shine. Parking is available on-site and donations are appreciated. This event is made possible by generous support from community sponsors. For more information, visit our website or Facebook page. See you there!

Registration Open for Artificial Insemination Class

June 11 - 13 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Iowa’s Dairy Center

This is a three-day hands-on class for those who wish to artificially inseminate their own cattle or gain experience to work for others. The class will cover all aspects of bovine reproduction, from anatomy and hormones to heat detection. Students have actual insemination practice on cattle at Iowa's Dairy Center. The minimum age requirement for this class is 16. The class is taught by Select Sires. Register here.

NICC for Kids

Aug. 2 - 4 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | NICC Calmar Campus

We are excited to be included in NICC for Kids again this year! Your kids won’t stop talking about the fun classes they will participate in during this three-day camp. Classes introduce kids to new ideas and concepts in a fun and interactive way. NICC for Kids provides a positive, creative learning environment everyone will enjoy! Lunch and snacks are included. Open to students entering grades 2-4 in the fall. Register here.


NICC hosts NC3 National Career and Technical Education Signing Day

Each year, colleges around the country honor new college students entering a professional career or technical field through the National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day. Read more.

NICC student Peyton Luehmann named All-USA Academic Team member and a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar

The scholarships awarded to Luehmann mark the second consecutive year a Northeast Iowa Community College student has received the two honors. Read more.

A passion for animal care leads to scholarship for NICC student and promising future career

After he completes the NICC program in May 2024, Jacob is returning to the Iowa State campus to complete an internship with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Read more.

Industry News

Midwest Dairy elects 2024 board leadership. Learn more.

Dairy Promotion Update - Spring 2024. Read more.

Daisy Brand Makes Plans to Build New Facility in Iowa. Learn more.

Prairie Farms Set to Alter the Landscape of Lactose Free Dairy. Read more.

Calendar of Events

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

Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation Board Meeting 
May 24  | Noon | Iowa's Dairy Center

June 11 - 13 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Iowa’s Dairy Center

June 13 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Iowa's Dairy Center

June 22 | 8 a.m. - Noon | Iowa's Dairy Center 

Aug. 2 - 4 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | NICC Calmar Campus

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