Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee is always ready to celebrate DAIRY – but especially in June.  Why?  Because…

June is National Dairy Month!

Did you know that June has been a month dedicated to Dairy since the nation first celebrated milk exclusively in 1937?

“National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to “Dairy Month.”

National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it’s protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse. Those are just a few of the reasons that you should celebrate dairy not just in June, but all year long.”  ~ from the International Dairy Foods Association website

How do you celebrate Dairy Month?

Attend Breakfast on the Farm events? Eat ice cream? Cheese curds? Frozen yogurt? Chocolate milk?  Share some of your favorite dairy recipes with us – we may feature your’s online!

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Celebrate June Dairy Month – From festivals and farm breakfasts to promotions and recipes, there is no shortage of unique and dairy-friendly ways to celebrate June Dairy Month in Wisconsin. Visit www.DairyDaysofSummer.com to find an interactive calendar of statewide events, activities, promotions and recipes to help you find the perfect way to enjoy June Dairy Month.” ~ from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board website

2018 Kick-Off Breakfast

You are invited to join the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee as they host their annual Kickoff Breakfast Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Rendezvous of Luxemburg. This delicious breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs and cheese, sausage, bacon, fruit, and much more, will be served from 6:30 am to 8:00 am.
 
The Kickoff Program will begin at 7:00 am, highlighting the 2018 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm host, the Knorn family of Junion Homestead Farm. The Knorns’ are excited to be celebrating their family’s 150th Anniversary of farming by hosting the event this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
 
The Committee is also honored to have Isabella Haen as our keynote speaker. Isabella is a native of Luxemburg and the 2018 Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fair. She will be sharing her journey as an agriculture advocate and her mission to inspire our youth to be active in agriculture organizations and to show them the opportunities that follow.
 
It is an exciting time for Kewaunee County! Whether you are a famer, involved in an agribusiness that supports farmers, a friend of agriculture, or simply a person who eats, you are involved in agriculture. It’s time to celebrate – Please join us in kicking off June Dairy Month by attending this special breakfast!
 
Tickets are available for $9.00 at Kewaunee County UW-Extension Office, Rio Creek Feed Mills, Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy LLC, from a Dairy Promotion Committee Member, and at the door.
 
Please spread the word about the Kickoff Breakfast and we hope to see you there!