June Dairy Month
by Scott Higgins
It’s June Dairy Month – a time to celebrate the dairy community and honor our nation’s hardworking dairy farm families for the wholesome, nutritious milk and dairy foods they provide. Dairy farmers work around-the-clock to produce safe, high quality milk by caring for their animals and protecting their environment.
Why June Dairy Month?
The cooperation between farmers and other community members are really the basis of what June Dairy Month is all about — celebrating and using a wonderful product.
June Dairy Month has been a tradition in the U.S. since 1937. It was established to help stabilize dairy demand during periods of peak production and has since transitioned to sales promotion programs for dairy products.
Help us celebrate the 260,000+ dairy cows on about 2,000 farms who call Ohio and West Virginia home. Learn about the dairy industry in Ohio and West Virginia with these fun fact sheets, meet a dairy farmer in your neighborhood, and try out a new recipe your whole family is sure to love.
Raise your ice-cold glasses of milk to toast and celebrate Ohio and West Virginia’s dairy farming families. Happy June Dairy Month!