Chilton area farm to host Sundae on Farm

GerAnn Lintner Family Farm LLC of rural Chilton will be hosting the 28th Annual Sundae on a Dairy Farm in Calumet County on Sunday, June 30 from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m.

Jerry and Ann Lintner are the owners of the farm, located at W2843 Killsnake Rd.

Admission to the event is free and free milk and cheese are handed out. The Calumet County Dairy Promotion Committee sponsors Sundae on a Dairy Farm.

Scheduled activities include an appearance by Uncle Bobby the Clown, self-guided farm tours, tractor-pulled wagon rides, butter churning, a kiddie tractor pull (registration at noon, pull at 1 p. m.), displays of Chilton fire trucks and rescue equipment, and a kids zone which includes a petting zoo, bounce house, and the Urban Achievers 4-H Club doing carnival games.

A number of informational booths also are scheduled to be on the premises, including the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Calumet County Fair Association, Calumet County 4-H, Calumet County Area Transplant Support Group, Hilbert Lions, Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program, Resource Management, Calumet County Aquatic Invasive Species Education, Calumet County Salvation Army, Polly’s Pumpkin Patch, and Calumet County Public Health.

Burgers, brats and grilled cheese sandwiches will be available throughout the day, courtesy of the Calumet County Farm Bureau.

In addition, live music will be provided by the Ca-Hoots from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. Throughout the day, a life-size Addie the Cow can be milked by kids. Professional cheese carver Troy Landwehr will be doing one or two cheese carvings from 11:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. (see related story elsewhere in this section), and people will have the opportunity to win the cheese sculpture.

The 66th Alice in Dairyland, Kristin (Natzke) Olson, will be on the farm from 11:30 a. m. to 2 p. m. She was recently named the new Alice in a program held for the first time ever in Calumet County.

Shamrock the Clown will be there from 11:30 a. m. to 2 p. m. At noon, the host Lintner family will be introduced on the stage.

Calumet County Fairest of the Fair Kayla Krahn, Junior Fairest of the Fair Ana Rank, and the 2013 Farm Bureau Princess also are planning to be on hand to meet with visitors. The Fox Valley Technical College cow stomach display will be located in the free-stall barn, and a video of life on the Lintner farm will be shown.

Jerry’s parents, Allen and Clara, purchased the farm of 120 acres in 1951. At that time, they had only one breed of cow on the farm, Guernsey.

Jerry and Ann purchased the farm from Allen and Clara, along with 38 cows and 35 heifers, in 1978. Slowly they converted from Guernsey cows to Holsteins. In 1996 they started to modernize the farm. A free-stall barn with sand beds for cow comfort and a milking parlor were then built. A liquid manure system was installed to maintain good environmental and groundwater practices.

Today the farm consists of 220 acres of owned and rented land where they grow corn and alfalfa. Currently they have 150 cows along with 135 heifers. The herd average is 32,000 pound of milk per cow. The Lintners often use the phrase, “Happy cows come from Wisconsin.”

Daughter Jamie is the herdsperson at the farm. She is married to Reed Beyer and they have three children— Emma, 6; Trent, 4; and Cayden, 1. Jamie is also a part-time agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School.