MoDak Dairy Day to feature farm tours and children’s activities

Farm Forum

GOODWIN, SD – South Dakota Farm Families and the Moes family are celebrating June Dairy Month by hosting an open house at the Moes’ family farm, MoDak Dairy near Kranzburg. The event will be on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Guests attending the free, family-friendly event will see first-hand where the dairy products they enjoy get their start.

Visitors to the farm will have the opportunity to tour the dairy, pet baby calves, and eat free grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream. Children also have the chance to listen to children’s entertainer Phil Baker perform at 11 a.m. and noon, and try their hand at milking “Bessie the Cow. Guests will learn more about how farmers care for the environment, their cows, and how milk gets from the cow to the grocery store.

The Moes family is no stranger to opening their farm for tours. This will be the fourth time the family has hosted an open house for June Dairy Month. “We appreciate the Moes family’s willingness to open up their farm to their neighbors and folks from the surrounding communities,” said Rebecca Christman, Outreach director for Ag United. “It is a great opportunity for people to see firsthand how committed South Dakota Dairy farmers are to their cows and the environment,” added Christman.

MoDak Dairy is located North of Kranzburg. From Interstate 29 go seven miles east on Hwy 212. Turn North onto Kranzburg Ave. for 1 mi. Then turn right onto 171st St. for ¾ mi. The farm is located at 46516 171st St. Goodwin, SD

The event is sponsored in part by Ag United / South Dakota Farm Families, Midwest Dairy Association, Valley Queen Cheese, and South Dakota soybean farmers and their check-off.

To learn more about South Dakota dairy families visit Midwest Dairy Association on the web at