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August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Honoring the Past

Harvey Van Hierden grew up on the family dairy farm just east of Fort Macleod. After marrying Bernita (who grew up on a dairy farm in Chilliwack, BC), Harvey purchased property on Pearce Road, which had been the site of the RCAF Aerodrome Pearce, a second world war training air station of the British Commonwealth. Here they began dairy farming in 1984 and in honor of the history of the site, name the farm Airport Dairy.

A Family Affair

Harvey and Bernita raised their six children on the family farm. They began their dairy milking 50 cows and growing much of their own feed. Over the years they have expanded their farming operation to include grain and oilseed farming and in 2016 built a new dairy barn for their herd which has grown to 120 cows.

Two of Harvey’s sons, Doug and Brendan, are now part of the team at Airport Dairy. In addition to working for Airport Dairy, they each have their own farming entities, also doing custom spraying and silaging. Doug is married to Amanda, and they have three children, Lucas, Sadie and Joel, who are often seen in the barn and around the farm, enjoying family farm life.

Directions

From Lethbridge: 32 km West of AB-3W. Turn North (right) onto Range Road 250.

From Fort MacLeod: 14 km East on AB-3E. Turn North (left) onto Range Road 250.

Please leave your pets at home.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a breakfast served by Harvey, his family, and local dairy farmers!

Enjoy a firsthand experience about what life on a dairy farm is all about.

With a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy, everyone will be sure to have a moovelous time!

  • Free breakfast
  • Face painting
  • Bouncy House
  • Petting Zoo
  • Alberta Milk MOObile Trailer
  • Crafts
  • Barn tours

For questions, please contact Kelsie (kgilks@albertamilk.com or 1.877.361.1231 x 3327)

Details

Date:
August 11, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Airport Dairy
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