FrieslandCampina dairy farmers open their doors

2 April 2009

This year, FrieslandCampina’s member dairy farmers in the Netherlands are again inviting the public to come and take a look around the farm. The spring round of school farm visits recently got under way and the next Campina Open Farm Day is scheduled for Whit Monday, 1 June.

FrieslandCampina developed the two initiatives to give children and adults the opportunity to find out how dairy farms work. The cow and the dairy farmer form the basis for milk, the core of FrieslandCampina’s business. And of course the dairy farmers jointly own FrieslandCampina.

School classes
This spring, eighteen FrieslandCampina farms in the Netherlands will again be opening their barn doors to school classes. During their visit, pupils, primarily from urban areas, can learn about life on the farm. Last year some 5,500 pupils visited the farms to discover the origin of milk. This is a joint activity of FrieslandCampina and the Dutch Dairy Organisation (NZO).

Campina Open Farm Day
Anyone who wants to know more about the world of dairy is welcome to visit the Campina Open Farm Day on Whit Monday. On that day, Monday 1 June 2009, visitors will be greeted at 55 dairy farms to see, taste and discover the world of dairy.

Based on the theme ‘Find it out on the farm’ visitors are introduced to all the goodness of dairy, the cows and the farm and can participate in a variety of activities. Farmers will also be giving guided tours at certain times during the day. Last year the Campina Open Farm Day welcomed some 75,000 people. That was at dairy companies in the west, centre and south of the Netherlands. This year, dairy farms in the east and north of the Netherlands will also be taking part. The names and addresses of these dairy farmers will be made available on the internet.