Celebrate National Dairy Month This June
June is National Dairy Month and where better to celebrate than in Wisconsin, which has the nation's most dairy farms at 18,000, most cheese plants at 126, and largest amount of cheese production at 2 billion pounds per year. Emmert Dose of The Journal Times, a Wisconsin paper, muses on what the month of June means to Badgers.
For many, June is their favorite month. Schools are out, sunbathing is in. Days are warm, the sun sets late. There is the aroma of mown grass and, in the country, mown alfalfa and the blissful smell of mosquito repellent. Bands and drum corps are competing. Professional basketball and hockey playoffs in progress since 1925 mercifully end. And while urban areas aren’t aware of it, people in rural areas commemorate that greatest of all celebrations: June Dairy Month.