The tour, which begins at noon Friday, includes a visual presentation of the operation by the owner, followed by time for questions and an open discussion.
The Carrington operation is one of eight dairy farms that will be featured at the World Dairy Expo, which continues through Saturday. The dairies selected this year feature technology and innovation, outstanding milk production and genetics, strong community ties, first-generation immigrant farmers, top-notch cow and calf care and an expanding operation. In addition, the North Dakota Dairy Coalition and North Dakota Department of Agriculture will be part of more than 850 organizations exhibiting in the trade show.
The VanBedaf Dairy, owned by Conny and Corne van Bedaf, is a first-generation U.S. dairy farm. The couple ran dairy farms in the Netherlands and Canada before moving to Carrington in 2009.
“We’re looking forward to showing Expo visitors our farm and feel very grateful to do so,” said Conny van Bedaf. “We hope our experiences as dairy farmers in North Dakota may encourage others to consider dairy farming in our state.”
Source: Bismarck Tribune