Grassland Birds & Pastures: Pasture Dairy Store Open House

Date: June 10, 2014
Time: 4 - 8 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: 269-671-2402

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Enjoy a wagon ride into the pasture and bird with a naturalist to learn how birds utilize pasture lands in Michigan. MSU Dairy Store ice cream will be available and attendees can enter to win a year’s membership to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

Open house events take place at the KBS Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th St. in Hickory Corners. Entrance is on N. 39 St., one block west of the intersection at N. 40th St and East B Ave. All events are from 4-8 p.m. Farm and dairy staff will be on hand to answer questions.

The Pasture Dairy Center uses robotic milking technology, a system allowing cows to set their own milking schedule, and features 220 acres of pasture devoted to grazing research with a focus on sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services. The barn at the Pasture Dairy Center was the first livestock building in the receive a silver level certification for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED).

The event is free. Wagon tour/birding site-drop off departs 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Enter to park on N. 39th St., one block west of the intersection at N. 40th St. and East B Ave.For more information, visit

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