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Industry Tour [clear filter]
Monday, August 1

10:15am CDT

Cottonwood Ridge Dairy
Limited Capacity seats available

Cottonwood Ridge is a family owned and operated dairy located just outside of Garretson, SD. Brad and Monica Nussbaum have farmed for over three decades As their daughters Brittany and Stephanie, both South Dakota State University graduates, showed intentions of returning to the dairy, the family decided to take the next step toward the future.  

Prior to constructing a brand new barn with two Lely robots, the Nussbaum’s milked 65 registered Holstein cows in a swing four herringbone parlor.  Now the heard size has nearly doubled, with 130 cows making it through their new automated system each day.

Participants should be prepared to walk on uneven ground and steps.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/cottonwoodridge/?fref=ts

Monday August 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Cottonwood Ridge Dairy 25321 488th Street, Garretson, SD

1:30pm CDT

Midwest Rail Car Repair
Limited Capacity filling up

Midwest Railcar Repair is a full service railcar repair facility. They have 166 employees servicing railcars in need of repair, repainting, modification and cleaning plus those involved in accidents and derailments. The facility has 3 acres under its roof and capacity for 750 railcars on site.

This tour will cover 3 primary functions in the facility buildings;
1. Mechanical repair services
2. Blasting, Painting & Re-stenciling of the interior and the exterior of railcars
3. Railcar cleaning and tank car testing

Participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. 

To learn more, visit http://www.mwrail.com/

Monday August 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Midwest Railcar Repair 25965 482nd Ave, Brandon, SD

3:30pm CDT

Sanford Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Sanford Research is a non-profit research organization and is part of Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation with a presence in nine states and three countries. With a team of more than 200 researchers, Sanford Research comprises several research centers, including Children’s Health Research, Edith Sanford Breast Center, Cancer Biology, Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention and Sanford Sports Science Institute. 

To learn more, visit www.sanfordresearch.org/education or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SanfordResearch

Monday August 1, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Sanford Research 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD