Panoramic view of La Crosse, Wisconsin Riverfront


Updated: 5/28/24
Thursday, June 13, 12:15 - 4:15 PM ♦ All Tours depart from La Crosse Center, 2nd Street South Entrance

Here are the choices for post-conference tours. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Tour Choice Destination
Tour A:

La Crosse Area
Capacity: 30 people

Kwik Trip Dairy Plant
Kwik Trip Way, La Crosse

We’re a family-owned company based in La Crosse, WI and home to more than 35,000 co-workers. If you’ve been in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Iowa recently, there’s a good chance we’ve seen you at one of our 800+ stores.

Our Mission: “To serve our customers and community more effectively than anyone else by treating our customers, co-workers, and suppliers as we, personally, would like to be treated and to make a difference in someone’s life.”

Our Dairy: Every gallon of milk is bottled within 24 hours of reaching our dairy.

816 Bainbridge Street, La Crosse
(Bump caps required)

Tour of office, weighing and testing, storage facilities, loading barges, history, importance of barge use and traffic. They also bring in other materials from other parts of the world.

Tour B:

West Salem Area
Capacity: 20-30 people

Jolivette Family Farms
Wisconsin 16, West Salem

Since 1970, we have been the favorite destination for fresh, farm-grown fruit and vegetables for everyone throughout the 7 Rivers Region. The 500 acre Jolivette family farm yields a bountiful harvest of strawberries, sweet corn, and so much more.
View the Paramotor Video Tour here.

La Crosse Seed
2541 Commerce Street, La Crosse

Now part of DLFPickSeed. Learn about the history and services of La Crosse Seed and how it evolved into what it is today. You will also develop a better understanding of the grass, forage and lesser-known seed industry.

Alforex Seeds by DLF
Brier Ridge Food Plots
Deer Creek Seed Co.
Earth Carpet Turf
Forage First Forages
Natives First Grasses & Wildflowers
Soil First Premium Cover Crop Seed
Summer Select Summer Annuals
Tour C:

Cashton Area (Longer tour time for travel)

Organic Valley
509 Organic Drive, Cashton

Cashton Farm Supply CFS Egg Processing facility
105 Webster St., Westby, WI 54667

“Cashton Farm Supply was established in 1984 and is focused on organic feed manufacturing and distribution. In addition CFS also has organic custom pullet raising, poultry equipment sales and organic seed sales. Cashton Farm Supply, Ltd is certified as an Organic Feed Mill and has committed our business to the organic industry. We have become the leader in the organic industry in the state of Wisconsin. In the spring of 1987 we imported our first organic corn from Kansas to be used in organic dairy feed. We have earned a great reputation within the organic community and have been recognized as leaders in the organic poultry business.”

If Time Allows:

Pasture Pride Cheese or Westby Cooperative Creamery

“Pasture Pride Cheese is located in Wisconsin in the heart of Amish Country. We craft our cheese with milk from local Amish dairies that is delivered to the factory in chilled milk cans, the old fashioned way. We produce many varieties of cheese, including Pasture Pride Cheddars, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Muenster, Colby and Co-Jack. In addition, Pasture Pride Cheese is home of “Juusto™” Cheese. This is a Finnish baked cheese manufactured in our factory in Wisconsin. Savor the buttery flavor. Juusto™ has been judged “Best of Show” in numerous cheese competitions.”

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Tour Timetables

(times within tours are approximate)

Tour A

Time Host: Lynn Hoffmann
12:30 PM Depart La Crosse Center
12:45 PM Arrive at Kwik Trip Dairy Plant
1:00 - 2:15 PM Tour
2:15 PM Depart Kwik Trip
2:30 PM Arrive at Cargill
2:30 - 3:30 PM Tour
3:45 PM Arrive at La Crosse Center

Tour B

Time Host: Brad Sirianni
12:30 PM Depart La Crosse Center
12:50 PM Arrive at Jolivette
1:00 - 2:00 PM Tour
2:15 PM Depart Jolivette
2:30 PM Arrive at La Crosse Seed
2:30 - 3:30 PM Tour
3:45 PM Arrive at La Crosse Center

Tour C

Time Host: Donna Gate
12:15 PM Depart La Crosse Center
1:00 PM Arrive at Organic Valley
1:00 - 2:00 PM Tour (split into at least 2 groups)
2:15 PM Depart Organic Valley
2:30 PM Arrive at CFS Egg Processing (may encounter road construction)
2:30 - 3:30 PM Tour
4:15 PM Arrive at La Crosse Center

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