Cedar Crest Ice Cream Contributes $250,000 to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

October 30, 2017
Cedar Crest Ice Cream announced today they will support the state-of-the-art educational center with a $250,000 gift. This tremendous gift marks another important local investment in the capital campaign to build the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.
“Since the beginning, our family has had a vision for what a great Wisconsin ice cream should taste like. This vision comes from our great pride in being from America’s Dairyland and the quality reputation that goes along with that.” said Ken Kohlwey, President of Cedar Crest Ice Cream. “The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center showcases our state’s strong agricultural roots and as we celebrated our company’s 41st anniversary, we wanted to be a part of this exciting project.”
“Cedar Crest Ice Cream has been searching for a means to support the farmers that support our business. The Wisconsin Ag. Center provides us that opportunity with the educational venue and local Wisconsin made dairy products available on site. We are extremely proud to be one of the participating companies in this project.” says Bill Kohlwey, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Corporate Administrator.
In recognition of this leadership gift, the ice cream parlor in the discovery center will be named “Ice Cream Acres” in Cedar Crest’s honor. Visitors will be able to purchase a selection of the over 80 crafted flavors the company makes throughout the year with seasonal flavors featured.  
Nic Schoenberger, Farm Wisconsin Board Vice-President indicated, “We are absolutely honored by this philanthropic partnership. Cedar Crest Ice Cream is a strong, local company and their ice cream is certain to be a popular stop for visitors. Their family’s story and the company’s history is another shining example of how agriculture is woven into our state’s culture.”   
“This extraordinary gift from Cedar Crest Ice Cream brings us over $12 million raised-to-date towards our $13 million capital campaign goal. I can see it now – next year at this time, visitors will be lining up for their favorite ice cream and enjoying it on the patio.” exclaimed Kim Kowieski, Farm Wisconsin Director of Operations. “It is another important step in making our vision for the center a reality.”
More on Cedar Crest Ice Cream:
Cedar Crest Ice Cream is a family owned company and operated by brothers Ken, Robert, Bill and Tim Kohlwey. Their manufacturing plant is located at 2000 South Tenth Street in Manitowoc and corporate offices and Distribution center is located at 7269 Hy. 60 in Cedarburg. Cedar Crest produces and distributes its own line of retail and foodservice products which include Ice Cream, Sherbet, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, Reduced Fat Ice Cream and No Fat No Sugar Added Ice Cream. Cedar Crest distributes the majority of their products on their own specialized delivery fleet of ice cream trucks. Known as a regional ice cream company, Cedar Crest Ice Cream can be found throughout Wisconsin, the U. P. of Michigan, Eastern Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Saint Louis, Missouri.
More about the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center:
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center will be a state-of-the-art agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. It will provide visitors with the opportunity to connect to the industry by better understanding where their food comes from, and why agriculture is so important to them. The center will include a discovery center that features hands-on learning opportunities through many displays, and an opportunity to tour a local farm to learn about Wisconsin’s rich farm history. A highlight for visitors will be the chance to view the birth of calves at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center Birthing Barn.
For more information contact Melissa Bender, 1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, WI 53015, at 920.693.1372 (office) or at Melissa.bender@gotoltc.edu
Melissa Bender