It’s JUNE – do you know what that means?! It’s June Dairy Month! Which means there are lots of activities going on around the state, and you can get in on them! There are way too many for me to list here, but there are farm breakfasts, cheese sampling at various Festival Foods stores, discounted cones, free or discounted ice cream at events, creamery tours, cheese festivals, city days, etc. You can find a full calendar of events at dairydaysofsummer.com!
With Wisconsin being known as America’s Dairyland, I hope every family in Wisconsin can be involved with and support the Dairy industry that makes this state thrive. I couldn’t be more proud to be a farm girl, and though I know longer have dairy cows to look at out my window, I want my kids to be able to have a taste of the farm life and see where our food comes from (our daughter is a milk addict and she also loves cheese, yogurt, etc). You can also enter the Instagram contest by sharing a photo on instagram that shows YOUR dairy pride using #celebratedairy (or email firstname.lastname@example.org) for a shot at a big purse prize!
There is also a really cool event called the Tour of America’s Dairyland. It is the largest competitive cycling event in the United States! This is the 8th year that the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has put on this event, and it has 11 straight days of racing (June 18-28th). Get in on the action, or get out and cheer on the cyclists! The competitors can of course rest assured knowing that the best recovery drink will be available to them afterwards – chocolate milk! Can it really get any better than that?!