June Dairy Month Media Press Kit

2024 Press Kit

June is National Dairy Month, a special time to discover, taste and celebrate the living legacy of Wisconsin dairy. Help celebrate National Dairy Month and tell the story of the dedicated dairy farmers who make a major impact in their communities from supporting more than 157,000 jobs to creating nutrient-rich dairy products and caring for land that will be passed on to future generations. This press kit provides all the information you need to tell the story about Wisconsin dairy in June and beyond.

For more information or to talk with a dairy farmer, contact:
Liz Fitzsimmons

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Discover, Taste, and Celebrate America’s Dairyland in June

On the Farm

Dairy Breakfasts and Events

Local dairy breakfasts and events have been a summertime centerpiece of communities and culture for decades. They’re a great way to support Wisconsin dairy all while involving the whole family, celebrating farms and the dedicated families that keep them running. Enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal with family and friends at a local event near you.

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Leaving a legen-dairy Legacy 

Wisconsin dairy farmers have dedicated their lives to delivering high-quality and sustainably made products for communities around the globe. The real heart of ‘America’s Dairyland’ is dairy farmers who constantly innovate to deliver delicious nutrient-rich milk, artisan cheese, yogurt and ice cream. At the same time, they deeply appreciate their connection to the land and animals in their care and work hard to preserve their heritage, leading the way for the next generation. See how these Wisconsin dairy farmers are creating legacies not just for themselves, but their state and communities.

Dairy Sustainability

Wisconsin dairy farmers are leaders in sustainability. They serve as stewards to the land, employing new and innovative methods from no-tillage crop farming and robotic manure collectors to methane digesters that create green energy. They lead within their own communities to protect the places they love. 

Family Legacy

Like values, beliefs and tradition, a dairy farm passed down through generations is a mark of a family’s love and commitment. Because more than 95% of farms in Wisconsin today are family-owned, these dairy farms are committed to incorporating science, technology and innovative practices that preserve their heritage for the next generation and create a greener planet for the future.

Diverse Farmers

Dairy farming doesn’t have one look. Now more than ever, diverse farmers, including women and underrepresented populations, are empowered to take on roles from ownership to stewardship. The future of dairy farming includes everyone. 


Amazing Recipes for Your Summer Celebrations 

The dairy days of summer deserve bold flavors and refreshing taste. Find both with summertime meal inspiration featuring Wisconsin Dairy the whole family will enjoy.

Feta and Parmesan Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Air Fryer Burrata

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Sweet and Spicy Chili Steak Salad

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Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart

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Discover and Celebrate: Wisconsin Dairy by the Numbers  

Dairy Facts

The impact of Wisconsin dairy is undeniable. With more farms than any other state, dedicated dairy farmers who act as servants of their communities, land and animals, and of course, the freshest products in the land, there’s a lot to celebrate during June Dairy Month and all year long. 

Economic Impact 

  • Wisconsin’s dairy industry creates 157,000 jobs, and every dollar generated by this industry produces another $1.73 in additional revenue for the state.
  • Wisconsin dairy generates more than $45.6 billion to Wisconsin’s economy – more than the combined total of Florida citrus and Idaho potatoes.


  • Dairy foods provide a unique nutrient profile that helps people of all ages achieve greater health and wellness, a great reason to celebrate June Dairy Month. From calcium to potassium, real dairy products like milk contain 13 immunity-boosting nutrients including Vitamins A and D, zinc and protein.
  • The protein contained in dairy provides a perfect ‘pick me up’ so you can perform your best during June Dairy Month.

Sustainable Farming 

  • In America, the dairy industry is responsible for only about 2% of total greenhouse gas emissions and has recently adopted a goal to reduce that even further by 2050.
  • The U.S. dairy community is committed to achieving greenhouse gas neutrality, optimizing water use while maximizing recycling and improving water quality by optimizing utilization of manure and nutrients by 2050.  
  • Sustainability is more than a buzzword – it’s how dairy farmers have been around for generations. Wisconsin dairy farmers strive to conserve and improve the environment by incorporating sustainability best practices from recycling water and crop rotation to anaerobic digesters that produce enough energy to power farms and local communities. 
  • Wisconsin has over 40 dairy-farmer-led watershed groups that work hard to protect thousands of acres of land and water for future generations. Farmers care about water quality – from the water their families drink to the lakes and rivers they enjoy.

History of National Dairy Month

  • Dairy farming has been a main pillar of Wisconsin’s economy for more than 180 years.
  • June Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote drinking milk. In 1939, June Dairy Month became the official title of the promotion and focused on greater use of milk and other dairy products.
  • June Dairy Month is an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry makes to the state and the world. In Wisconsin, we celebrate June Dairy Month bigger than anywhere else with on-farm breakfast events and enjoyment of the world’s best dairy products.
Farm & Dairy Stats

Farm & Dairy Stats

Monthly farm statistics as well as Wisconsin dairy facts, milk production and milk consumption information.

Cheese Stats

Cheese Statistics

Wisconsin Cheese facts, cheese production and cheese consumption statistics.