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



2021 Kickoff June Dairy Month Breakfast

You are invited to join the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee as they host their annual Kickoff Breakfast Thursday, June 3, 2021, 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 our 2021 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm hosts, the Augustian’s of Augustian Farms, LLC in Kewaunee, WI. The Augustian family is excited to be hosting the event this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2021.  

The Dairy Promotion Committee is also honored to have keynote speaker Stan Erwine, Senior VicePresident, Farmer Relations, of Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI). DMI has plans for the dairy industry as a whole to be net-zero carbon by 2050. Erwine will provide more information on what that means and how DMI feels this isachievable.

Stan Eriwne, describes his role as being the eyes, ears, and voice of farmers who fund the Checkoff. He listens closely to and responds to farmer questions and concerns and communicates them with national and regional dairy promotion leadership. Even during COVID, he did the best he could to visit farms or hold Zoom meetings.

Erwine has first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing dairy farmers in our rapidly evolving industry and works diligently to ensure dairy promotion programs and results are communicated to farmers. He also works with farmers and industry stakeholders to promote an improved understanding of the modern consumer while sharing new strategies and tools that help farmers tell dairy’s story and build trust in dairy.

Erwine is a Journalism & Mass Communications graduate of Kansas State University and has served agriculture in many capacities. It is an exciting time for Kewaunee County! Whether you are a farmer, 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, and at the door.   Please spread the word about the Kickoff Breakfast – we hope to see you there!

Jacob & Stella are some of our smallest volunteers offering smiles throughout the season!

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 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 Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin website.