Join Midwest Food Processors Association and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association for a unique educational field day, Wednesday, Aug. 27, highlighting key agricultural industries in Central Wisconsin. The group is planning complete tours inside a state-of-the-art cheese factory and cutting-edge vegetable processing facility to showcase Wisconsin's biggest industry – Agriculture.
The Field Day plan is as follows:
· 10 a.m. Gather at Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese in Rudolph
· 10:15 a.m. Cheese plant and whey plant tours begins and sample cheese & ice cream in their award-winning retail store
· 11:30 a.m. Travel 21 miles to Del Monte Foods in Plover
· 12 p.m. Lunch at the Del Monte Plant
· 1 p.m. Tour Del Monte's giant facility producing beans, potatoes, beets and carrots
For a map showing these two facilities, click on the link: https://goo.gl/maps/UPckl.
Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of quality Wisconsin cheese, producing cheddar, colby and monterey jack in 640-pound block style for the food processing industry and dried whey as a food ingredient. The company operates a retail outlet at the factory where they offer over 100 different cheese varieties. Wisconsin Trails Magazine voted their company the #1 place to buy Wisconsin cheese.
Del Monte is a brand name that has been around for more than 100 years. Del Monte produces tomatoes, fruits, and vegetables — a large percentage of which come from Wisconsin. Del Monte has three factories in Wisconsin: Plover, Markesan and Cambria. The Plover facility is Del Monte's largest, producing green beans, Italian beans, potatoes, beets and carrots — about 10 million cases of vegetables a year. In peak season, Plover has more than 630 employees.
To join this free, educational Field Day, simply call or e-mail Dawn Roe at Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association: DRoe@wischeesemakers.org or call 1-800-999-2454.