WMMB Director Nomination Period Extended in District 4
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has extended the WMMB director nomination period for District 4 (Barron and Polk counties) to March 14, 2014. Nominations for all other districts have been closed. For more information about WMMB elections and to download a nomination packet, visit the WMMB Elections webpage.
March Wisconsin Dairy News
With the hope of warmer weather come five new Wisconsin Dairy News segments: Mar. 3 - Vern's Cheese 50th: Vern's Cheese in Chilton celebrates 50 years of quality cheese distribution. Mar. 10 - Sandy Toney: The World Championship Cheese Contest honors its first woman judge selected to wear the prestigious "red hat." Mar. 17 - Sam Tauchen: Meet one of this year's National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors. Mar. 24 - Artisan Cheese Exchange: Learn how this small business filled a niche with a new cheese, successful at home and abroad. Mar. 31 - Children's Museum of Eau Claire Dairy Exhibit: Check out Eau Claire's new family dairy farm exhibit.
12th Annual Young Dairy Producer Educational Scholarship
The Southwestern Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association announces their 12th Annual Young Dairy Producer Educational $2,000 Scholarship to encourage young dairy producers to continue in the dairy industry and help maintain the supply of milk to area cheese plants. Application deadline is March 31, 2014. Visit this link for more detail and application forms.
America's Dairyland is My Land
Join WMMB this year as we explore how the dairy industry gives Wisconsin residents more than just delicious food products. We’ll showcase some of the different faces and lives of those who are proud to call America’s Dairyland their land. Visit our Facebook and YouTube sites to learn more and share how you make this great state YOUR Dairyland.
February Wisconsin Dairy News
Winter doesn't slow the dairy industry, as evidenced in our February Wisconsin Dairy News segments: Feb. 3 - Cheese & Chocolate Pairing: We visit with a local chocolatier for creative cheese pairing ideas; Feb. 10 - Henning's 100th Anniversary: Celebrate a century of award-winning cheesemaking with Henning's Cheese; Feb. 17 - Cheese Curd Crawl: Track a group of fried curd fanatics on their Wisconsin cheese curd crawl; Feb. 24 - Kefir: Learn how Kefir offers consumers another option to contribute to a healthy lifestyle.