2021 WCA Summer Tour - June 26, 2021

Each person will be responsible for their own transportation for the day, as we will not have a large passenger bus due to COVID. We have done our best to select three stops that are very close to each other.
Roche Farms


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Stop 1: Roche Farms 

N3432 County Road BB Columbus, WI 53925

  • Maps have a hard time with this address – head east of Columbus on Highway 16, turn right on County Road BB, farm is on your left after you cross the train tracks
  • Arrival Time: 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM – light refreshments will be provided
  • Begin Loading Vehicles: 11:30 AM
  • Depart Time: 11:45 AM
  • No bathroom will be provided at this location


Travel Time: 24 Minutes

Johnson Sausage Shoppe

Stop 2:  Johnson Sausage Shoppe 

416 State Road 16 Rio, WI 53960

  • Arrival Time: 12:15 PM
  • Lunch will be ready when we arrive
    • Speaker 1: Don Scheifelbein (NCBA President Elect)
    • Speaker 2: Tammy Vaassen (Executive Director, WI Beef Council)
    • Speaker 3: Matt Ludlow – WCA Annual Meeting
  • 1:45 PM – break into two groups
    • Jeff Swenson (DATCP) – Rules of the Road for Marketing Freezer Beef
    • Locker tour
  • Begin Loading Vehicles: 3:00 PM
  • Depart Time: 3:15 PM


Travel Time: 30 Minutes

Marda Angus


Marda Angus Farms 

N706 State Road 113 Lodi, WI 53555

  • Arrival Time: 3:45 PM
  • Farm tour from 3:45 – 5:15 PM
  • Social hour: 5:15-6:00
  • Dinner at 6:00 PM – Evening presentation to follow
    • Speaker: CBB Vice-Chair Norman Voyles, Jr. 
    • WCA Annual Awards
    • Recognition of scholarship recipients
  • Depart Time: Attendees are free to depart once the meeting is concluded, approximately 7-7:30 PM