MADISON, Wis., April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With 3% of the nation's restaurants already permanently shutting their doors and millions of students out of school, the normal markets for dairy are no longer available to farmers. Family farms and local businesses need support more than ever.
"Not only are dairy farmers and cheesemakers caring for their own families, but they are still going to work every day to make sure the nation's families have access to fresh and nutritious food," says Suzanne Fanning, Senior Vice President of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Chief Marketing Office for Wisconsin Cheese. "We've had many people asking what they can do to help our state's signature industry, so we've rounded up a list of the top ways you can support them."
Here's how you can help:
About Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin: Funded by Wisconsin dairy farmers, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that focuses on marketing and promoting Wisconsin's world-class dairy products. For more information, visit our website at wisconsindairy.org.
About Wisconsin Cheese: The tradition of cheesemaking excellence began more than 175 years ago, before Wisconsin was recognized as a state. Wisconsin's 1,200 cheesemakers, many of whom are third- and fourth-generation, continue to pass on old-world traditions while adopting modern innovations in cheesemaking craftsmanship. For more information, visit WisconsinCheese.com or connect on Facebook.
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SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin