Iowa New Farms Project

  • Dale Thoreson (Iowa State University)
  • Robert Tigner (Iowa State University)
  • Kendra Crooks (Iowa State University)
  • Sue McDonald (Iowa State University)
  • Deb Van Arkel (Iowa State University)
  • Neil Wubben (Iowa State University)
  • Pat Derdzinski (Iowa State University)


Growing the dairy industry in Iowa has taken many facets. The Iowa New Farms Project started 4 years ago with 3 pilot communities, Butler County, Stacyville, and Brooklyn. The first dairy relocated to Butler County and started operation on November 15, 2005. The 350 cow dairy is owned by a former Dutch dairy farmer who immigrated to the United States on an EB-5 visa. Additional dairy farm families are in the process of developing their business plans for a similar move in 2006.

Keywords: ASL R2095

How to Cite:

Thoreson, D., Tigner, R., Crooks, K., McDonald, S., Van Arkel, D., Wubben, N. & Derdzinski, P., (2006) “Iowa New Farms Project”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 3(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-781

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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