When you think of Wisconsin, you might also think of dairy. Because in Wisconsin, we’ve been dairy farming and obsessively making cheese since before we were even a state!
June is National Dairy Month
National Dairy Month is an annual tradition developed to celebrate the dairy industry and its contributions to the state and local communities. In Wisconsin, we celebrate National Dairy Month bigger than anywhere else because there is so much to celebrate in America’s Dairyland!
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 thirteen essential nutrients which may help to boost your immune system. Whether it’s protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A and D for overall wellness, 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!
U.S. dairy farmers are committed to reducing their carbon footprint even further as part of the dairy community’s initiative to become carbon neutral or better by 2050.
A leader in the production of bio-energy, Wisconsin has more on-farm bio-energy systems than any other state. What’s a bio-energy system? It’s designed to convert manure into renewable energy, such as transportation fuels, heat and electricity, contributing to a more sustainable future.
Dairy’s Community Impact
Wisconsin dairy farmers have dedicated their lives to feeding communities across the state, country and globe. In fact, Wisconsin dairy farmers help fuel the state’s economy at the rate of more than $86,000 per minute.
Farming is a labor of love – a love of the land, cows, family and feeding the world and did you know that 95% of Wisconsin dairy farms are family-owned?!
The dairy you buy at the grocery store comes from hard-working farm families across the state. They help our schools create health and wellness programs that get students nutrition they need, and even help stock food pantries in their communities.
Wisconsin dairy farmers know when it comes to cows – proper health is essential. That’s why dairy farmers offer nutritious diets, comfortable living conditions and good medical care to help maintain a healthy, comfortable herd. Dairy cows have access to feed and fresh clean water 24 hours a day.
2022 Breakfast on the Farm Events in Wisconsin
Local dairy breakfasts and events have been an iconic part of Wisconsin culture during June Dairy Month for more than 50 years. Farm breakfasts are family-friendly events for all to enjoy. They offer opportunities for attendees to learn about local dairy farms and meet dedicated families that keep them running, enjoy delicious, home-cooked food made with fresh Wisconsin-made dairy products, and spend time with friends and neighbors.
These events are such a great time for kids of all ages (and adults, too!). There are many celebrations across the state this June. We have them listed in order by date.
PORTAGE COUNTY JUNE DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Edgewood Dairy Farm – LaVerne and Cindy Lepak, Custer, WI
ROCK COUNTY ANNUAL DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Glacier Edge Dairy – Metcalf Family Farm, Milton, WI
ATHENS DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Veterans Park, Athens, WI
IOWA COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Model Dairy Farms, Kyle & AmyBeth Levetzow Family, Dodgeville, WI
41ST ANNUAL MONROE COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Hawk High Dairy, Norwalk, WI
CRAWFORD COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Nolan Family Farms, Prairie du Chien, WI
47TH ANNUAL BARRON COUNTY JUNE DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 04, 2022 | Rainbow Valley Dairy Farm – The Wohlk Family, Almena, WI
SUNDAE ON THE FARM
June 05, 2022 | Stade Auction Center, Jefferson, WI
42ND ANNUAL DODGE COUNTY DAIRY BRUNCH
June 05, 2022 | Kuhlman Farms, Horicon, WI
BROWN COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 05, 2022 | Brickstead Dairy , Greenleaf, WI
TRI-COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 11, 2022 | Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, WI
PITTSVILLE FFA/FFA ALUMNI JUNE DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 11, 2022 | Sunsett Dairy, home of Alan & Stephanie Hughes , Pittsville, WI
27TH ANNUAL DUNN COUNTY DAIRY PROMOTION BREAKFAST
June 11, 2022 | Breezy Haven Farms, Mark & Lynn and Aaron & Heather Dietsche, Bloomer, WI
2022 PEPIN COUNTY TOWN & COUNTRY DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 11, 2022 | Auth Farms, Arkansaw, WI
WASHINGTON COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 11, 2022 | Dornacker Prairie Acres, West Bend, WI
DANE COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 11, 2022 | Haag Dairy LLC, Dane, WI, WI
OCTONTO COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 12, 2022 | Blaser Farms, Inc, Gillet, WI
MARQUETTE COUNTY JUNE DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 12, 2022 | Marquette County Fairgrounds, Westfield, WI
LINCOLN COUNTY JUNE DAIRY MONTH BREAKFAST
June 12, 2022 | Smith Center at the Merrill Area Recreation Center (MARC) , Merrill, WI
COLUMBIA COUNTY MOO-DAY BRUNCH
June 18, 2022 | Manthe-Paulson Farms, DeForest, WI
PIERCE COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST 2022
June 18, 2022 | UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm, River Falls, WI
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 18, 2022 | Strack-View Farms LLC, Random Lake, WI
WEYAUWEGA-FREMONT FFA BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 19, 2022 | Waupaca County Fairgrounds , Weyauwega, WI
June 25, 2022 | Whitetail Valley Dairy, Waupaca, WI
RACINE COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 25, 2022 | Malchine Farms, Waterford, WI
ENVISION GREATER FOND DU LAC AGRI-BUSINESS COUNCIL BREAKFAST ON THE FARM
June 26, 2022 | Dodger Acres, LLC, Rosendale, WI
SHAWANO COUNTY BRUNCH ON THE FARM
June 26, 2022 | Triple D Dairy LLC, Clintonville, WI
MARATHON COUNTY JUNE DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 26, 2022 | Philip Walters Farms, Wausau, WI
SEVASTOPOL FFA ALUMNI 41ST ANNUAL DAIRY BREAKFAST
July 03, 2022 | Cherryland Dairy, Sturgeon Bay, WI