Posted: 5/29/2012

For Immediate Release May 29, 2012

For more information:
Kelly Nelson
(605) 336-3622  


Ode family opens doors to community


SIOUX FALLS, SD –Agriculture United is pleased to announce the Ode family will be hosting a lunch on the farm at their dairy, Royalwood Dairy near Brandon on Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Visitors can roam the dairy farm and enjoy a free pork lunch. 

Visitors can participate in guided tours of the dairy and learn more about dairy production and how milk gets from the farm to the store.  Children’s entertainers, Do Re Let’s Play! will provide entertainment for kids visiting the dairy at 10am.  SDSU football players and Brandon Valley High School football alumni will be hosting Fuel Up to Play 60 kid’s activity stations.   

Families can milk “Bessy” the cow, make crafts as a part of Hood Magazine’s Make N’ Take monthly activity and participate in other family friendly activities to be taking place. 

Since 2008 the Ode family has hosted an open house at their dairy every June in celebration of Dairy Month.  “We appreciate the Ode family’s willingness to open up their farm to their neighbors and folks from the surrounding communities,” said Kelly Nelson, 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 Nelson.

Royalwood Dairy is located 5 miles south of Brandon on SD Hwy 11 and 1/2 mile east on 266th Street or from Sioux Falls on I-229 take exit 6, the 10th street exit follow to Hwy 11 corner then turn ½ mile north on Hwy 11 and ½ mile east on 266th street.  Watch for Signs! 

The event is sponsored in part by Ag United for South Dakota, Midwest Dairy Association and the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.   

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


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