June 3, 2010
Celebrate June Dairy Month
Wisconsin has a long and proud history of being a national leader in dairy production. This tradition is celebrated each year during June Dairy Month, which provides our state with an opportunity to showcase our dairy industry and celebrate our agricultural heritage.
Agriculture remains a vital component of our state’s economy, as it generates nearly $60 billion in economic activity annually and employs 10% of our state’s workforce €“ over 350,000 Wisconsin workers. Wisconsin dairy producers generate over 24 billion pounds of milk each year from over 1.25 million dairy cows. Wisconsin ranks first in the nation in cheese production, with 2.6 billion pounds produced annually, and second in butter, milk, and number of dairy cows.
Numerous events are planned across the state to celebrate June Dairy Month. I encourage you to attend those dairy breakfasts and events being held in our area, including:
- June 5 €“ Dunn County Dairy Breakfast, Elmwood
- June 5 €“ Osceola Dairy Day
- June 11 €“ Burnett Dairy Day, Grantsburg
- June 12 €“ Tri-County Dairy Breakfast, Spooner
- June 17 €“ Siren Community Ag Association Breakfast
- June 17 €“ River Falls Town N’ Country Day
For more information on the events listed above and other June Dairy Month festivities, visit http://www.wakeupwithdairy.com, http://www.dairydoingmore.org/, or the Wisconsin Department of Tourism website at http://www.travelwisconsin.com/.
I welcome your feedback and input on Wisconsin’s agriculture industry and other state issues. You can contact me through www.harsdorfsenate.com or by calling 1-800-862-1092.