Summary and Implications
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.
Iowa State University
Thoreson, Dale; Tigner, Robert; Crooks, Kendra; McDonald, Sue; Van Arkel, Deb; Wubben, Neil; and Derdzinski, Pat
"Iowa New Farms Project,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 652, ASL R2095.
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