Sen. Jennifer Shilling column: Celebrate June Dairy Month 

If you’re looking for another excuse to enjoy some delicious local food and beautiful weather, June is the perfect time to get out and celebrate Dairy Month in Wisconsin. This month is a time for us to recognize the hardworking dairy producers, milk processors and local farm families that make Wisconsin America’s Dairy State.

Throughout the month, you can take advantage of many family-friendly activities including parades, cheese tastings, and my favorite – dairy breakfasts on the farm. These events highlight the importance of our farming heritage and are a great way to learn more about where our food comes from.
 
This month is also a good time to ask ourselves how we can boost our farm producers and strengthen our communities. In the state legislature, I’ve been proud to promote successful initiatives like Farm to School and the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program.
 
With the fast-growing local food movement in our state, strengthening our investments in these programs will help create new markets, grow businesses and provide families across Wisconsin with healthy, affordable and locally-grown food options. We are fortunate to live in a state with many hardworking farm producers and world-class food processors, and together, we can expand on our success.
 
I hope you’ll join me in celebrating June Dairy Month by getting out and learning more about our local dairy farmers. To find more information on local events, you can visit www.DairyDaysOfSummer.com and enjoy all that Wisconsin has to offer.