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- Mrs. Anne Picket began operating Wisconsin’s first cheese factory in 1841 on the family farm near Lake Mills using milk from her neighbors' cows to produce butter and cheese. This continued until 1845, when the level of production and demand grew too large for her kitchen. By 1869, Wisconsin produced over 3 million pounds of cheese, and that number would more than quadruple within 10 years.The nation’s first dairy school was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1890, where it remains the country’s top Dairy Science Department.Several popular cheese varieties were invented in Wisconsin. Brick Cheese was invented in 1877 and named for its brick-like shape created when real bricks are used to press moisture from the cheese. And Colby Cheese was created in Colby, Wis. in 1885.Wisconsin has been a leader in dairying for more than a century and was officially named “America’s Dairyland” in 1930.National June Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. Wisconsin held its first June Dairy Month in 1939, expanding the celebration to include milk, cheese, butter and ice cream.Wisconsin dairies help to fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $50,000 per minute. These dollars support schools, roads and businesses in our local communities.Wisconsin dairy cows produce much more than just great milk – each cow generates more than $34,000 each year in economic activity. This means the average 250-cow dairy farm contributes more than $8.5 million each year to our state’s economy.Dairy is the largest segment of Wisconsin Agriculture, 19% of all agricultural jobs in Wisconsin are related to the dairy industry across 300 different careers.Wisconsin is currently home to 1.28 million dairy cows – that’s as many cows as there are Wisconsin school children!Wisconsin has more dairy cows per square mile than any other state.The average yearly milk production for a Wisconsin cow is 22,668 pounds (or 2,636 gallons). That’s more than 42,000 8-ounce glasses of milk from just one cow – enough for you to drink 115 glasses of milk every day for a year!It takes 12 pounds of milk to make one gallon of ice cream, 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese, and 21.8 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter.Wisconsin cheesemakers produced a record-breaking 3.0 billion pounds of cheese in 2015; 127.5 million pounds more than 2014. If Wisconsin were a country, it would rank 4th in the world in terms of total cheese production, behind the U.S., France and Germany, and just ahead of Italy.Finding a favorite ice cream flavor in Wisconsin requires lots of sampling – there are more than 300 different flavors produced within the state.Wisconsin dairies help fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $82,000 per minute. In the time it takes you to drive the more than 400 miles between Superior and Pleasant Prairie, the dairy industry has generated more than $33 million dollars for the economy.Wisconsin dairies help fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $80,000 per minute. In the time it takes you to drive the more than 400 miles between Superior and Pleasant Prairie, the dairy industry has generated more than $33 million dollars for the economy.National June Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote drinking milk. That same year, the average price of a new car was $760, gas cost $0.10 per gallon and milk was $0.50 per gallon.Wisconsin has been a leader in dairying for more than a century and was officially named “America’s Dairyland” in 1930. Ten years later, in 1940, it became the official license plate slogan.Colby cheese was created by John Steinwand, in Colby, Wisconsin in 1885, the same year the automobile was invented.Wisconsin has more dairy cows per square mile than any other state and produces more than 2 billion pounds of milk each month! That’s roughly the weight of 500,000 sedans.
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Becker Law Office Sponsorship Boosts Tour of America's Dairyland Women's Series
Wauwatosa, Wis. - Becker Law Office of Madison, Wis., has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the Women's Pro 1/2/3 and Women's Cat 3/4 Series within the 2011 Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, June 16-26.
Through the generous support of Becker Law Office's founder Don Becker, the total combined overall payouts for individual racers in the Pro Women 1/2/3 and Cat 3/4 Women race categories will increase to nearly $31,000.
Becker, an overall sponsor of the Tour of America's Dairyland in 2010, said he knew he wanted to commit to sponsoring the women's races after witnessing the women's exhibited dedication and athleticism firsthand at the Giro d' Grafton, a USA CRITS race, in 2010.
"The focus of many cycling races is often on the power of the guys, which is certainly valid. But to see these professional women and mothers out there just pouring it on and holding their own...impressive," said Becker. "I just think they deserve a little more recognition, and Becker Law Office is in a position to give it to them."
In addition to the spike in payouts, daily winners of the Pro Women 1/2/3 and Cat 3/4 Women races will receive the Becker Law Office Pink Cowprint Leader's Jersey on the podium.
Becker, himself an avid cross-country skier, has an extensive history in sponsoring sporting events ranging from local high school teams and recreation programs to charitable bike tours and cross-country ski races, including the American Birkebeiner.
"These athletes are tremendous role models for our youth. Such enthusiasm and passion should be rewarded," continued a broad-smiled Becker. "Becker Law Office is proud to be affiliated with Tour of America's Dairyland, and I guarantee it's going to be a fun ride for all the women who race ToAD this year.I may have a surprise or two up my cuff-linked lawyer sleeve."
In all, over $126,000 in cash and mega primes will be awarded to racers of multiple categories during the 2011 Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Tour of America's Dairyland, a stop of the USA CRITS Series, will feature nine criteriums, one road race, and a non-aero equipment time trial across 11 Wisconsin communities: Shorewood, Thiensville, Grafton, Waukesha, Greenbush, Schlitz Park in Downtown Milwaukee, Ripon, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's Eastside, and Madison, the state Capitol.
Overall 2010 Men's and Women's Pro titles went to James Stemper (KENDA 5-hour ENERGY p/b GEARGRINDER and Sarah Caravella (Team CARD).
Register now at SportsBaseOnline. Additional 2011 Tour of America's Dairyland news will be continually updated on the Official Website (www.TourofAmericasDairyland.com), on Facebook (Tour of America's Dairyland), and on Twitter (@ToADcyclingrace).
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2010 Video/Photographs available upon request.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing Communications, Tour of America's Dairyland