Kansas Dairy Tries To Raise $650K

By: Stephanie Schultz, Josh Mabry
By: Stephanie Schultz, Josh Mabry

TECUMSEH, Kan. (WIBW) - A local dairy launched a campaign to raise $650,000 in less than two months to pay off debt.

Iwig Dairy in Tecumseh started its effort on the website "Indiegogo" to raise the money to pay off the bank.

The campaign allows people to donate between $5 and $10,000, and even have a calf named after them!

Owner Tim Iwig says the two year drought is to blame for sky-rocketing feed, corn and hay costs, and dairies can't collect on disaster payments.

"If we don't do something, I'll just be another small dairy that's gone out of business and all your milk will be produced in a feed lot style operation in southwest Kansas, or New Mexico, or Arizona or someplace like that," said Iwig. "So I'm the last one left around Topeka. Dad told me at one time, there were dairies all around Topeka and small plants all around Topeka."

If you'd like to help Iwig Dairy, head to www.indiegogo.com and type in "dairy" in the search box, or click the link below.

As of Tuesday afternoon, they've raised about $500.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
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