I-29 Moo University

2020 California Dairy Tours & World Ag Expo Trip

February 9-13, 2020


Sunday, February 9th: Travel Day

  • Departing airports are Omaha & Minneapolis/St. Paul

**Piccadilly Inn, Airport, 5115 E McKinley Ave, Fresno, CA 93727 (All Breakfasts included with Room)

**This hotel is across the street from the airport.

Noon – 3:45 pm – Free Time for Attendees to Tour On Own around Old Town Clovis; Lunch on your own.

3:45 pm – Board Bus Transportation to Restaurant

4:00 pm – Welcome Reception & Dinner Sponsored by Connor Agriscience

Monday, February 10th: Dairy Day in California

8:00 am – Leave Hotel

9:00 am – Arrive 1st stop – John DeGroot & Sons Dairy

11:15 am –Maddox Dairy tour

1:30 pm – Lunch, Included Meal, Lunch in Danny’s Donuts, Riverdale, CA

3:00 pm – Bar 20 Dairy tour

7:30 pm – Dinner, Included Meal

Tuesday, February 11th: Local Attractions Day

8:00 am – Leave Hotel for Kings Canyon – w/in Yosemite National Park

9:30 am – Arrive Kings Canyon

12:30 pm – Lunch at Grant Grove Restaurant – Included Lunch. The restaurant features locally grown ingredients.

3:00 pm –Wine Educational Tour at Fresno State University & Visit Fresno State Ag Farmers Market

6:00 pm - Dinner – Included Dinner - BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House – Fresno, Ca

7:30 pm – Arrive Hotel

Wednesday, February 12th – World Ag Expo Day & Dairy Farm Tour

7:30 am - Leave hotel

9:00 am - Arrive World Ag Expo **Lunch on Your Own at World Ag Expo (While at AG Expo, Cowboy Cobbler is a must)

3:00 pm - Depart World Ag Expo

3:30 pm – Ag / Dairy Farm tour – Tulare, CA

6:30 pm - Dinner at Cattlemen’s Restaurant in Selma, Ca (Dinner Included)

8:30 pm - Arrive Hotel

Thursday, February 13th – Return Home

**Travel home: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Own

Tour Stop Information

Old Town Clovis - https://oldtownclovis.org/

John DeGroot & Sons Dairy: 5th Generation Dairy Farm, this 2,500 head dairy as received numerous milk quality awards, with a rolling herd average of 26,896 lbs ECM. The facilities are typical of a California Dairy, built with cow comfort in mind. The dairy is featured in the first part of this video https://valleypbs.org/valleysgold/dairy/

Maddox Dairy: Maddox Dairy milks approximately 3200 cows, genetics program, showcase ET and boarding facility; acreage includes all cattle feed plus diversified wine grapes, almonds, pistachios, pomegranates, subsurface drip irrigation, solar powered https://www.maddoxdairy.com

Bar 20 Dairy: This dairy located just outside of Fresno milks 8.000 cows on a double 80 carousel with cows housed in free stalls. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bar-20-Dairy-Farm/158361010861003

Kings Canyon National Park & Grant Grove Village, CA - Visit General Grant Tree – 2nd largest tree in Grant Grove Village, known as the nation’s Christmas Tree. https://www.visitsequoia.com/explore/kings-canyon-national-park/grant-grove-village

Fresno State Wine Educational Tour: https://www.fresnostate.edu/agf/winery/

World Ag Expo: https://www.worldagexpo.com/

Trip Cost

Dairy Producer / Current I29 Moo U Sponsor Rate

· Double Occupancy Room - $1,100/person

· Single Occupancy Room - $1,300/person

Non-Sponsor, Industry Rate

· Double Occupancy Room - $1,600/person

· Single Occupancy Room - $1,900/person

Deposit $250/person, due by 11/01/19

Remainder owed due by 12/30/19

Deposit is non-refundable

Trip Payment Includes the Following:

  • Hotel Room
  • Indicated Meals
  • Flights - from Omaha and Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Entrance Fees to World Ag Expo and Parks
  • Transportation – Bus

Participant Costs on Own:

  • Travel to & from Airport
  • Non-covered meals
  • Souvenirs
  • Checked Baggage Fee, can be paid when passengers check in for flight w/in 24 hours of flying

Minimum Needed for Trip – 10 People

Maximum Accepted for Trip - 36

Registration Information

The deadline to secure your spot is November 1. Your registration information and security deposit are due at this time. Click the link below to download the registration brochure and mail to the address below.

Make checks payable:

  • SDSU Extension / I29 Moo University

Mail registration and deposit to:

SDSU Extension, % I-29 Moo University

1910 West Kemp Avenue

Watertown, SD 57201


Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

605.882.5140 | Tracey.Erickson@sdstate.edu

Kim Clark, UNL Dairy Extension Educator

402.472.6065 | kimclark@unl.edu

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2019-2020 Silver sponsors
2019-2020 Bronze Sponsors

About Us

The I-29 Moo University is represented by dairy extension educators and allied partners from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.