DeLaval Next Generation Tour

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This tour is specifically designed to showcase the next generation of barn design and DeLaval robotic technology for the next generation of farmers.

We invite you to join this event and participate alongside many other young dairy enthusiasts from across North America.

Tours include TDI Farms, Darita Holsteins and Fair Oaks Farms.

When you RSVP, please select whether you will be flying in or will be driving yourself. RSVP's are due by August 16th.

If you are flying: You are responsible for covering your flights to and from the tour. Please book your flight into Lansing, Michigan (Capital Region International Airport) for August 19th and make your hotel reservation for the Crown Plaza Lansing West Hotel, also for August 19th. Your transportation will be covered throughout the two days for the tour (From Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL). Please book your return flight for Chicago O'Hare International Airport on either the night of August 21st (anytime after 2:00pm) or the morning of August 22nd. There will be a fun evening activity for people staying the night on the 21st. If you fly out on August 22nd, you are responsible for making a hotel reservation.

If you are driving: Please meet at the Crown Plaza Lansing West in Lansing, Michigan. You are responsible for driving yourself during the two days of the tour to each farm (caravan style).


Hotel (For the night of August 19th): Crown Plaza Lansing West:, use the code DLV or book by phone (877-322-5544) and tell them you are with the DeLaval group. The room rate is $129 USD. Reservations must be made by August 9th to secure group pricing

August 19: 6:30pm (EDT): Social at Looking Glass Brewing Co. We will provide two drink tickets, dinner on your own.

August 20:

  • 6:00am - 8:00am (EDT): Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00am (EST): Depart for TDI
  • 8:30am - 10:00am (EDT): Tour TDI
  • 10:00am (EST): Depart TDI
  • 12:30pm (EST): Lunch at Goshen Brewing Company
  • 2:00pm (EST): Depart for Darita Holsteins, 23121 County Rd 142, Goshen, IN 46526
  • 2:30pm (EST): Tour Darita Holsteins
  • 3:30pm (EST): Depart for Fair Oaks Farms
  • 5:30pm (CST): Arrive at Fair Oaks Farms
  • 6:30pm (CST): Social at Fair Oaks
  • 7:00pm (CST): Dinner at Fair Oaks

Hotel for the night of August 20th: The hotel for this night is at Fair Oaks Farms. We will be making reservations based on event RSVP's. Individuals will be paying for their rooms upon arrival. The room rate is $119 USD.

August 21:

  • 6:00am - 8:00am (CST): Breakfast at Hotel
  • 8:00am - 9:30am (CST): Robotics Round Table
  • 9:30am - 10:30am (CST): Tour Fair Oaks Farms
  • 11:00am (CST): Depart for Chicago

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