Wisconsin 4-H’ers celebrate June Dairy Month


Wisconsin 4-H’ers celebrated June Dairy Month in the enthusiastic style typical of America’s Dairyland.

The Richfield Rebels 4-H club took part in the Washington County Cows on Parade program. Young people created their own sketches of ways to design a cow with a fact that promotes dairy. They voted to paint they plywood cut into the shape of a cow to look like a waffle bowl full of scoops of ice cream, covered in hot fudge and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The Richfield Rebels included this fact about the dairy industry: It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce 1 gallon of ice cream.

“It was a really fun project and a great way to showcase 4-H within our community,” says Kerrieanne Lischka, the adult leader for the club’s cow.

The Cool Cows of Washington County were herded to the county’s Breakfast on the Farm and then returned “out to pasture” for the remainder of June. The cows will again be herded up and put out to pasture near the beef barn at the Washington County Fair.

Members of the Cambridge 4-H Club in Dane County participated in their Breakfast on the Farm by setting up a face painting station to apply Holstein spots to passersby.

Here’s hoping everyone had a happy and delicious June Dairy Month!