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Wisconsin Dairy News: Dairy Month celebrations

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WISCONSIN (WKOW) -- Dairy Month celebrations are underway, and to celebrate Wisconsin's dairy industry, consumers can attend cheese and butter festivals, county fairs, and of course dairy farm breakfasts!

The current Alice in Dairyland, Crystal Seimers-Peterman says "The best part about going to these June dairy breakfasts or brunches, is being able to meet your local farmer, being able to talk to them, learn more about their farm and how they contribute to Wisconsin's economy, and their local community."

June is a hectic month for Alice in Dairyland, who is busy attending events to share the $43.4 billion impact the dairy industry has on our state's economy.

"So whether it's going to various festivals across the state to celebrate butter, to even deep-fried cheese curds, it's a great time for families to understand where their dairy products come from", she said.

June is a time not only to acknowledge the dairy industry in our state, but to really highlight all different products it offers! 

"We are a top cheese producing state known for our quality specialty cheeses, but that's just only the beginning, and so it employs one out of nine people in our state", said Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Sheila Harsdorff.

While consumers may enjoy exceptional dairy products year-round, it's also important during the month of June to highlight the value of the dairy industry within our local communities. 

Harsdorff said "We continue to have a strong dairy industry, but that doesn't just happen. That happens because we've created an environment where our farmers can prosper. Obviously it's challenging times right now, but we want to continue to…to recognize the great job they're doing, and look at how we can; through policies, continue to to maintain a strong dairy industry-- all the way from the farm, to the processor, to the consumer." 

For a full list of dairy farm breakfasts and other events in your area, check out this link.

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