Happy Dairy Month, Burnett County!
What better way to kick off a northwoods Wisconsin summer than by celebrating National Dairy Month? The tradition started in 1937 as National Milk Month to encourage folks to drink more milk, but over time it developed into a way to show appreciation for the entire dairy industry as a whole. June is a great time of year to give thanks for the many different dairy products that we consume on a daily basis. From an ice cold glass of milk to fresh cheese curds and an ice cream cone from The Burnett Dairy, we are extremely lucky to live in a place where we have access to such a wide variety of high quality and locally produced dairy products.
Dairy products are rich with nutrients and an important part of our daily diet. Just a single glass of milk contains nine essential nutrients that help keep you healthy and fight off things like osteoporosis, high blood pressure and can even help to defend your body from certain cancers. For these reasons (and many more) we should celebrate the dairy industry all year long.
Looking for ways to show appreciation? Burnett County has some pretty exciting family-friendly events coming up that help shine a positive light on the dairy industry.
The Burnett County Dairy Cooperative Dairy Day – June 14th
On June 14th the Burnett County Dairy will be giving out samples galore along with free ice cream cones, cheese samples, all-you-can-drink milk stand, giveaways, discounts, bounce house, petting farm, state-sanctioned tractor pedal pull for kids (adult classes too), corn pit, live music, local vendors, face painting, tractor display and more! This event is free to attend and is one of our favorite days of the year!
Burnett Dairy is located 5 miles east of Grantsburg, WI on Hwy 70. This family-friendly event. See the flyer below for schedule of events:
The 34th Annual Siren Community Ag Association Dairy Breakfast – June 15th
On June 15th the Siren Community Ag Association will be putting on their 34th Annual Dairy Breakfast at Four Cubs Farms (23250 South Williams Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840)! Come enjoy a homemade breakfast on the farm served with Uncle Jack’s famous wild rice pancakes, cured ham, cheese curds, milk and ice cream. There will also be tours of Four Cubs Farm’s new robotic milking system, live music, Brickfield Brewing beer samples, a petting zoo, as well as many more activities for the whole family!
You’ll leave with a full belly and hopefully better-educated on what the dairy industry means to those that live in Burnett County. The proceeds from the breakfast goes toward scholarships for graduating seniors and college students in Burnett County. The dairy breakfast is open to everyone so feel free to invite your friends and neighbors!
Did we miss any upcoming events? Shoot us a message and let us know or submit them directly to our Events Page: www.burnettcountyfun.com/event-directory/