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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.
2013 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar to Include Tour of America's Dairyland 4-Day Omnium
Wauwatosa, Wis. - USA Cycling has announced the venues for its 2013 National Criterium Calendar (NCC), and Tour of America's Dairyland (ToAD) presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will host four of the dates to kick off its 11-day omnium competition in Wisconsin.
Race promoter Midwest Cycling Series, LLC. said the complete venue line-up for 2013 ToAD, its fifth year, will span June 20-30, and be announced later this year but the four NCC races at the front end of ToAD will be:
"We are stoked to once again have a 4-day omnium as part of the awesome USA Cycling NCC schedule next year," said Jack Hirt, ToAD Executive Director. "We are incredibly proud to be able to offer this top caliber competition to the Pro Men and Women within our ToAD series, which also affords 10 straight days of solid racing to Masters, Cat 4/5s, Cat 2/3s and Cat 3/4 women."
In 2012, Tour of America's Dairyland, the largest competitive cycling event in the U.S., averaged nearly 500 racers per day across multiple categories and awarded over $140,000 in cash and primes, including $31,000 in the Becker Law Women's Series and the $6,250 Ben's Ultra Prime at the ISCorp Downer Classic.
Last year, John Murphy (Kenda Pro Cycling 5-Hour Energy pb Geargrinder) and Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit) took the Overall Pro Men's and Pro Women's titles, respectively. Claiming the Oarsman Capital Cat 2 Amateur Green Jerseys were Andrew Buntz (Bikes to You) and Jeannie Kuhajek (PSIMET Racing).
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About Midwest Cycling Series, LLC
Midwest Cycling Series, LLC, founder and promoter of the Tour of America's Dairyland, comprises six avid cyclists and successful entrepreneurs including former 7-Eleven rider and U.S. Cycling Team Olympian Tom Schuler, Olympic Road Race Trials qualifier Bill Ochowicz, Milwaukee Junior Cycling Team co-Executive Director Bill Koch, National Senior Olympics competitor Jim Michler, Paul Weaver, founder of one of Wisconsin's longest running multi-sport teams, RACC pb GEARGRINDER, and Jack Hirt, former executive director of the Bike Federation of Wisconsin, who leads day-to-day operations as Executive Director. Official Website: www.TourofAmericasDairyland.com
About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has been the presenting sponsor of the Tour of America's Dairyland since the pro-am cycling event's beginning in 2009. Over 11,000 cartons of chocolate milk were chugged by ToAD racers as a recovery drink in 2012. Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America's Dairyland. Official Website: www.EatWisconsinCheese.com
About the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar
Created in 2012 to showcase the country's top criterium-only events, the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) recognizes the best crit racers on American soil by employing a season-long rankings system that identifies overall men's and women's series leaders. Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Official Website: www.usacycling.org/ncc
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