Dairy fans invited to celebrate June Dairy Month at a farm breakfast
MADISON - This June Dairy Month, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) is challenging all Wisconsinites to celebrate our state’s great dairy industry by attending breakfast on a dairy farm.
“There is no better way to learn about the Wisconsin dairy industry than to actually visit a dairy farm,” says Chad Vincent, CEO of WMMB. “Wisconsin dairy farm families host more than 72 farm breakfasts in honor of June Dairy Month, with numerous opportunities to see firsthand what happens on a farm, enjoy a homemade breakfast with Wisconsin’s dairy products, and of course meet the hardworking farm families of our great state.”
Finding a farm breakfast is easy with the help of WMMB’s recently redesigned Dairy Days of Summer website. The site offers an interactive, statewide farm breakfast map, as well as details about what attendees can expect when visiting a dairy farm.
To enhance the farm breakfast experience, WMMB team members will be present at several events this year, offering breakfast attendees a chance to learn more about dairy through interactive exhibits, win prizes, and meet June, a life-size dairy cow mascot and official ambassador of June Dairy Month.
A June Dairy Month calendar of events can be found on the Wisconsin State Farmer website and in the May 26 print edition of the Wisconsin State Farmer.
For people hoping to get a taste of June Dairy Month closer to home, the Dairy Days of Summer website also offers a collection of 60 dairy filled recipes, including a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie, Berry Ricotta Parfaits, Apple French Toast, Southwest Muffin Omelets, Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake and Banana Cream Pie.
Wisconsin is synonymous in most people's minds with the dairy industry,” says Vincent. “And that’s a good thing. With nearly 80,000 jobs directly tied to the dairy industry, it’s an invaluable resource to our state’s economy and an integral part of the lives of so many people in our state. That fact alone, is something to celebrate. And what better time and place to honor the rich heritage and prosperity of America’s Dairyland than during June Dairy Month on a dairy farm.”