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. Included in the team’s list of stops are:
- May 20 – Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast & Dunn County Dairy Breakfast
- May 27 – Green County Breakfast on the Farm
- June 3 – Vernon County Dairy Breakfast & Cows on the Concourse
- June 4 – Marathon County June Dairy Breakfast & Dodge County Dairy Brunch
- June 10 – Washington County Breakfast on the Farm & Tri County Dairy Breakfast
- June 11 – Grant County Dairy Breakfast & Taylor County’s Town and Country Dairy Breakfast
- June 17 – Sheboygan County Breakfast on the Farm & Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast
- June 18 – Brown County Breakfast on the Farm
- June 25 – Shawano County Brunch on the Farm & Calumet County Sundae on a Dairy Farm
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 peoples’ 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.”