Raise A Glass: June is National Dairy Month

Western Iowa Dairy Alliance joins Midwest dairy farmers in celebrating wholesome, simple and delicious dairy products.

This June, when you put that milk on your cereal, that cheese on your pizza or yogurt in your morning smoothie, it’s a great time to raise your bowl, slice or glass to the 7,000 dairy farmers throughout the Midwest who bring you the delicious dairy products you love in celebration of National Dairy Month!

National Dairy Month is not only the perfect time to enjoy nutrient-rich, responsibly-produced, locally-driven and enjoyable dairy products, but it is also the perfect time to visit a farm to connect with your food and see first-hand how your favorite dairy products travel from the farm to your family’s table.

WIDA is celebrating by hosting the 12th Annual Dairy Open House at J&S Dairy on June 12th and our Annual Dairy Day at the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum on June 26th.

There are many reasons to feel good about dairy, including:

It’s local. Most people live within 100 miles or less of a local dairy farm. Milk is locally produced in every state, so it doesn’t have far to travel from farm to store, making the journey in less than 48 hours. It’s the perfect example of a fresh, farm-to-table product.

It’s nutritious. Milk, cheese and other dairy foods are simple, real ways to get the energy and nutrients your family needs.

It’s sustainable. One gallon of milk is now produced with 90 percent less land and 65 percent less water than it was decades ago. And with the use of innovative and safe technology, the dairy industry delivers exceptional animal care, quality nutrition and the freshest products around.

It’s delicious. Savory pizzas. Creamy parfaits. Tempting cheese plates. Dairy is a part of all the things you love to eat and present at some of the most special moments in your life. Memories made over milkshakes are the best kind of memories!

For recipes and even more fun facts about dairy, visit www.DairyGood.org.

For more information about WIDA's Dairy Month Activities click in the June Open House Tab and Children s Museum tab.