In the heart of northeast Iowa's dairy country, the Dairy Center sits on a hilltop just outside of Calmar, Iowa. The Dairy Center and Dairy Foundation work to bring together education, demonstration and research to foster the growth and prosperity of families who make dairy farming their way of life.
The Dairy Center is supported by the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, a non-profit, grassroots organization formed to prepare young men and women to operate dairy farms, provide ongoing education for existing dairy farmers and serve as a public educational facility.
The Dairy Center site includes an educational facility with classrooms and labs, a milking parlor, freestall barn and calf barn. The partnership with the Northeast Iowa Community College allows students enrolled in the dairy program to experience hands-on curriculum by working with our dairy herd.
View the 2012-2013 Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Visitor's Guide here.