Guests toured two dairy farms on Thursday. One in Le Mars, Iowa, has more than 2,700 cows, while another in Alcester, S.D., has about 200.
LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) -
If you've ever questioned how that milk gets from its source, to the shelf, Thursday offered an opportunity to learn.
Two dozen guests toured the Plymouth Dairy Farm. They got to see the milking process and ask questions about how milk makes it way from 2,700 cows to Wells Dairy in Le Mars, to become ice cream and other treats.
It's an exclusive partnership between Plymouth and Wells, with all of the farm's milk being used to produce Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Organizers say it's a great way for folks to see the differences between large and smaller operations.
"People come away understanding that dairy farmers really do care a lot about their cows and producing the best product possible. And the farmers are doing a lot of things every day to keep that process possible," said LeAnne Philips of the Midwestern Farmers Dairy Alliance.
Later in the day, the group went to a smaller dairy farm in Alcester, S.D. That farm has 200 cows.
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