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!
“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
2017 Kick-Off Breakfast
We do a Kick-Off Breakfast to celebrate!
Join us Thursday morning, 6/1/17 at 6:30am for our Kick-Off Breakfast at Rendezvous of Luxemburg.
Keynote Speaker: Terrilynn Hastreiter – 2017 Kewaunee County WI Farm Technology Days Publicity Committee Chair and Investors Community Bank Ag Credit Analyst
$8 Tickets available at the door or purchase at: Pagel’s Ponderosa, UW-Extension Office in Kewaunee, Rio Creek Feed Mill (both locations) or any KCDP member. Hope to see you there!