Celebrate Dairy Days of Summer
From festivals and farm breakfasts to promotions and recipes, there is no shortage of unique and dairy-friendly ways to celebrate June Dairy Month in Wisconsin. Visit www.DairyDaysOfSummer.com to find an interactive calendar of statewide events, activities, promotions and recipes to help you find the perfect way to enjoy June Dairy Month.
WMMB Director Election Results Announced
Today the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) certified the results of the 2013 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board director elections. Thirteen candidates ran for board seats representing eight districts throughout the state. To review the DATCP press release with election results and new director bios, visit WMMB's election webpage.
May 2013 Wisconsin Dairy News
May's Wisconsin Dairy News features include: May 6 - SAGES Charter School: Meet the staff and students at the School for Agricultural and Environmental Studies; May 13 - Hispanic Cheese Growth: Learn how demand for Hispanic cheese is on the rise; May 20 - Alice in Dairyland: Lincoln Elementary receive a special visit from the state's ag ambassador; May 27 - Courageous Confectioner: Honoring a blind confectioner at the helm of a business.
Salute to Wisconsin Dairy Professionals
Through the new "Salute to Wisconsin Dairy Professionals" project, WISC-TV in Madison and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board invite the public to nominate dairy-related professionals in southern Wisconsin for their positive contributions to the dairy industry and local communities. Nominations will be accepted from April 22 through May 16. To learn more, visit Dairy Doing More and click on the "Nominate a Dairy Professional" link.
2013 WMMB Director Elections Underway
Thirteen candidates are vying for eight director seats on the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has mailed election ballots to licensed dairy producers who live within the eight affected districts. Completed ballots must be mailed and postmarked by April 27. Producers who haven't received a ballot by April 22 should contact Noel Favia (608-224-5140) at DATCP. A link to detailed biographies of all election candidates can be found at www.wmmb.com/elections. Election results will be announced in May.
National Grilled Cheese Month Contest
April is National Grilled Cheese Month and, to honor Wisconsin Cheese and the ever-loved grilled cheese sandwich, the Grilled Cheese Academy is hosting its second Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Recipe Contest. A link to all details regarding the contest, which runs April 1 through May 12, can be found on the Grilled Cheese Academy website home page.
April Wisconsin Dairy News
New Wisconsin Dairy News segments being featured in April include: Apr. 1 - Stuffed Grilled Cheese: Watch how grilled cheese sandwiches are stuffed with great ingredients; Apr. 8 - James Beard Award: Meet two Wisconsin chefs nominated for this prestigious honor; Apr. 15 - Indulgence Boutique: Meet a chocolatier who crafts artisan chocolates using Wisconsin cream and butter; Apr. 22 - Omega Valley Cheese: Learn how some dairy farmers and cheesemakers in central Wisconsin help increase our intake of essential omega 3 fatty acids; Apr. 29 - Fuel-Up Chef: An award-winning chef teams up with students to show new ways to power up for the school day.
WMMB Releases Newest "Traveler's Guide"
To help travelers explore, tour, taste and shop their way through Wisconsin's cheese and dairy industry, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board recently released a new edition of "A Traveler's Guide to America's Dairyland," the perfect Dairyland road trip companion. The fold-out map's new design showcases the essence of Wisconsin's dairy industry, highlighting 161 tasty points of interest featuring cheese, ice cream, butter, milk, yogurt and other REAL Wisconsin dairy products.
2013 WMMB Director Nominees Announced
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced today that 13 nominees are certified eligible for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) 2013 Board of Directors election. Ballots will be mailed in early April to dairy producers who live within the eight affected districts.
WMMB "Win With Chocolate Milk" Promo
Two new TV commercials promoting WMMB's "Win With Chocolate Milk" campaign will air in March during the WIAA Hockey and Basketball championships. The messages, featuring University of Wisconsin-Madison's Director of Strength and Conditioning, John Dettmann, advocate low-fat chocolate milk as a part of an athlete's recovery routine.