Pipestone Dairy Producer Night Out

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Pipestone Dairy Producer Night Out

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dairy Herd Size & the Relation to Future
PIPESTONE, Minn. (1/10/2024)
What is the future for small to midsize dairy farms, and what is the relation of herd size to future
profitability? All dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to join Minnesota Dairy
Initiative and UMN Extension on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Pipestone Dairy Producer
Night Out event as presenter Michael Ten Clay discusses this topic. At this event, Michael will
discuss the criteria for family dairies to be sustainable for the next generation, herd size as it
relates to future market opportunities, and future outlook for dairy farms in southwest Minnesota.
Michael Ten Clay is a CPA and Partner at Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte, PC based in Orange
City Iowa. Michael and the VB&VV team provide various financial services, including accrual
financial statements, budgeting, financial consulting and planning, tax preparation, and estate
planning services to Agricultural clients throughout the Midwest. Michael specifically works
with dairies of all sizes ranging from 50 cows up to 25,000+ herd sizes.
This program will be held at the Stonehouse Supper Club, located at 123 West Main St W,
Pipestone, Minnesota. Schedule for the event is as follows:
 Social/Registration: 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.
 Dinner: 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
 Presentation & Discussion: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Please preregister at the link below, or by calling the Pipestone Extension Office at 507-825-
Please preregister at: https://z.umn.edu/PipestoneDairyFeb6
For more information contact:
Melissa Runck, Agricultural Production Systems Extension Educator, Pipestone & Murray
Counties, 507-825-1193, [email protected])


University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


February 6
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm