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


2022 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 2, 2022, at The 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 2022 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm hosts, the Kinnard family of Kinnard Highland Farm in Casco, WI. The Kinnard family is excited to be hosting the event this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022.  

The Dairy Promotion Committee is also honored to have keynote speaker Rick Rugg.

Rick Rugg is the Midwest regional sales manager serving Lely Centers across 10 states in a variety of capacities.  He comes to us from Westby, WI where he raised four children with his wife Barb and now has 11 grandchildren. In his more than 15 years with Lely North America he has been instrumental in developing a Lely distribution network that installs, services and sells Lely automations.  Rick’s focus on dairy automation started in the 1990’s but his passion in dairy started because he grew up on his family’s dairy farm located in southern Minnesota. Rick graduated at UW-Platteville Wisconsin and entered the Wisconsin dairy workforce in 1980. In his spare time he enjoys following the activities of his grandchildren including wrestling, soccer and football.

It’s time to celebrate – Please join us in kicking off June Dairy Month by attending this special breakfast!  

Tickets are available for $10.00 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.