The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is celebrating National Dairy Month in June by exploring the ways dairy farm families make the state “America’s Dairyland.”
As one of the nation’s top producers of dairy and supplier of more than half the country’s specialty cheese, dairy is the backbone to the state’s economy, providing $45.6 billion in economic activity – “Dairy is Good for You and for Wisconsin.” Dairy products are a natural source of immune-boosting nutrients, like vitamin A, vitamin D and protein.
National Dairy Month pays tribute to the dairy farmers who contribute to their local communities, care for the land and animals and produce nutritious dairy products. Dairy farming is a family affair – in fact, more than 95 percent of all dairy farms are family owned.
“Farming is a labor of love – a love of the land, cows, family and feeding the world,” said Suzanne Fanning, SVP of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and CMO for Wisconsin Cheese. “Wisconsin dairy farms often consist of multiple generations dedicated to producing high-quality milk, providing care for animals and improving the land for future generations.”
Here are five ways to make this June a ‘legen-DAIRY’ start to summer fun:
- Experience modern dairy farming and meet local farmers by attending one of the state’s farm breakfasts;
- Enjoy fresh cheese curds or sample one of more than 600 varieties, types and styles of Wisconsin Cheese;
- Try dairy recipes;
- Brush up on your dairy knowledge; and
- Look for the “Proudly Wisconsin Cheese” and “Proudly Wisconsin Dairy” badges when shopping at your local grocery store.
Visit wisconsindairy.org/national-dairy-month for more information on National Dairy Month.
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