I just want to say “thank you” to Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Travis Tranel for supporting the Dairy Innovation Hub idea in the State Budget. As a member of the Dairy Task Force 2.0, this idea was one of our top priorities and I really appreciate their hard work to find a way to move it forward.

We need cutting-edge research in dairy to continue in Wisconsin. Our state is a dairy superpower, but we haven’t been investing as much in dairy research as we have in the past. In order for us to continue to thrive and grow new industries, we need to tap into the incredible resources and talented researchers at the University of Wisconsin. The Dairy Innovation Hub idea does this.

I appreciate Howard and Travis leading the way and working hard for dairy farmers. I’m looking forward to continuing to work on this project with them.