Holstein Twilight Meeting to be held at Schroeder farm July 19

Submitted photo The Schroeder family. Seated, from left: Bev holding Layla, John, and Melissa. Back: Tim, Lauren holding Isaac, Jason holding Aiden, Alex, and Michele holding April.

COURTLAND — The Brown and Nicollet County Holstein Associations will jointly sponsor a Twilight Meeting at Schroeder Holsteins, rural Courtland, on Thursday, July 19. The evening will include farm tours, a judging contest, an appearance by Princess Kay Emily Annexstad, cheese and crackers, door prizes, and lunch. Visitors are welcome to arrive anytime after 7:30 p.m.

The Schroeder farm — at 45408 551st Avenue, Courtland — was settled in 1882 and is a Century Farm. Current farm owners John and Jason Schroeder are the fifth and sixth generations on the farm. They formed a partnership in 2002.

The family also includes John’s wife Bev, Jason’s wife Michele and their children Alex, Aiden, and April; John and Bev’s son Tim and his wife Lauren and their children Layla and Isaac; and John and Bev’s daughter Melissa.

The Schroeder farm has had Registered Holsteins since 1927. The Schroeders currently milk 50 cows and raise their own youngstock. They farm 300 acres of cropland.

Schroeder Holsteins has earned the Progressive Breeder Award (PBR) through the Holstein Association for 38 years and has earned numerous milk quality awards. The Schroeders were named the 2010 Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year and the 2008 Nicollet County Outstanding Conservationists.

Directions to the farm are as follows. If coming from New Ulm, go three miles east on US Hwy 14 towards Courtland; at the small cemetery on the north side, turn north (left) onto 551st Ave.; go one mile and watch for signs.

Coming from Courtland, go one mile west on US Hwy 14; turn north (right) at the cemetery onto 551st Ave. Watch for signs directing to parking on the farm site.

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