The Wisconsin State Fair is full of opportunities to learn about Wisconsin agriculture. Dairy Lane is one area where fairgoers of all ages can learn about Wisconsin’s vibrant dairy industry. From learning about cheesemaking to how farmers care for their cattle, there is something for everyone.
Nicole Barlass, President of the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board shares more about the Dairy Lane exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair, located in the southeast end of the lower cattle barn.
Dairy Lane is aimed for people of all ages. Attendees can play the touch-screen games where they can “milk” a cow or dairy goat and learn about the process of how it gets to the store. There is a Wisconsin cheesemaker trivia challenge as well as live animals on display to interact with and ask questions about.
There are milking demonstrations each day. The dairy cows are milked at 11am, 1pm , 3pm and 5pm. The dairy goats are milked at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Fairgoers can watch and learn about the practices being done and enjoy delicious dairy products.
“It is so rewarding to have people truly excited to learn about dairy products and how we care for our animals,” says Barlass.
Formerly known as House of Moo, Dairy Lane is the dairy hub of the Wisconsin State Fair for attendees to learn about where their food comes from and the importance of farmers.