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August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Meet Glen Park Holsteins

Rudy and Karen Gengler are the owners of Glen Park Holsteins dairy farm. They have three kids Melissa, Garrett, and Branden.

Rudy Gengler grew up on a family dairy farm in the Netherlands. When he was 22 years old, he came to Canada on an exchange program with very little money in search of farming opportunities. He worked in BC for eight years to gain some experience and to save up to buy his own farm. He soon moved to Lacombe to work on the Ekkel Farm where they helped him buy some dairy cows, quota and a rental farm of his own. This good friendship is one of the main reasons Rudy became successful.

The first years were a struggle, but soon he saved up enough to no longer rent and in 1997, he settled in Leduc County where Glen Park Holsteins was born.

The farm is currently milking 110 cows with two voluntary milking machines. The farm also employs one full time herdsman named Daniel. The family also farms about 400 acres of land- corn, barley and grass hay.

In their free time the family has converted a 1950’s barn to host seasonal “Farm to Table Dinners” focusing on farm education and using fresh local produce with some of the best chefs Edmonton has to offer. The dinners at The Old Red Barn are something Melissa and her husband Matt are passionate about, as they love to support local farmers, and educate people about where their food comes from.

Glen Park Holsteins is always re-inventing, creating and looking for ways to make enhancements around the farm. Over the years this has proven to be the strength of the farm; always learning and always improving.

We hope you enjoy your visit at our family dairy farm!

The Gengler Family, left to right: Matthew, Melissa, Garrett, Karen, Rudy, Branden

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a breakfast served by local dairy farmers! Enjoy a firsthand experience about what like 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!

  • Hot and healthy breakfast
  • Barn tours
  • Cow milking
  • Alberta Milk MOObile Trailer
  • Face painting
  • Robotics demonstration
  • University of Calgary Veterinary demonstration
  • Butter curing

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

This event is FREE and there is no registration or ticket required.

Directions

From Edmonton:

South on Highway 2 past Leduc. Take exit 508 marked Glen Park road district. Turn right (west) for 2 km. Farm will be on the right side of the road, just after Range Road 255.

Please leave your pets at home.

Details

Date:
August 25, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Glen Park Holsteins
Township Rd 490
Leduc County, AB T0B 3M1 Canada
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