Midwest Dairy Association

June Dairy Month

Where good comes from

June is Dairy Month – making it a perfect time to celebrate dairy farmers’ commitment to producing real, fresh and natural dairy foods that help to feed our nation. One of the greatest challenges of the next generation will be providing nutritious, affordable food to a growing population – while using fewer resources. Dairy is part of the solution. Not only are dairy products, like milk, cheese and yogurt, nutrient-rich, they are also being produced using fewer resources helping to foster healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet. We’re excited to share our June Dairy Month resources for you to use in your own recognition of the observance.

Dairy makes eating healthy easy!
Packed with calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals – dairy offers more nutritional bang for your buck.
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Dairy farmers and dairy companies actively support and strengthen local, state and national economies.
There are 51,000 dairy farms in the United States. The Midwest is home to more than 9,100 dairy farm families.
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Dairy farm families take pride in in preserving our natural resources.
Dairy farm families and companies are working together to achieve our voluntary goal to reduce milk’s carbon footprint by 25% by 2020 as part of an industry-wide sustainability initiative.
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June Dairy Month Highlights

June Dairy Month Celebrates Midwest Dairy Farm Families and the Nutritious Dairy Foods They Produce

June Dairy Month is an annual celebration that began in 1937 and serves as a time to reflect on dairy foods and the industry that makes it possible. In 2013, Midwest Dairy is celebrating the many health and taste benefits dairy foods deliver as well as the farmers who produce them. In particular, special attention is being paid to dairy’s real, fresh and natural qualities.

Dairy Farmers Smile Wide During the Month of June

Farmer smiles were hard to come by this spring. Mother Nature has been unpredictable - from severe drought last year to near-record flooding and snow levels this year. Conditions going into spring have forced tractors to be parked and fields to go without planting. A lot can change in a short amount of time. Farmers know that all too well...

June Dairy Month History

June Dairy Month, an annual tradition developed to celebrate the dairy industry and its many contributions to our society, originated in 1937.

Why Dairy Makes Sense Fact Sheet

Dairy foods make sense when it comes to nutritional and economic value. Bank on the basics when you select nutrient-rich dairy foods such as milk, cheese or yogurt as these foods deliver incomparable nutrition, value and taste.

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June Dairy Month Recipes

Banana-Caramel Smoothie

We guarantee you'll go bananas over this scrumptious smoothie with a mix of milk, bananas and caramel sauce.

Cornmeal Doughnuts with Honey-Yogurt Icing

Make these warm cornmeal doughnuts for a delicious breakfast everyone will enjoy. Serve alongside a mixture of yogurt and honey for dipping.

Fresh Green Pea and Parmesan Dip

This earthy summer dip is delicious when paired with carrots or veggies of your choice for dipping.

Pineapple-Mint Smoothie

Sip on a cool and refreshing pineapple mint smoothie on a hot summer day.

Waldorf Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

 A light and refreshingly crunchy salad coated in lemon yogurt dressing.

Raspberry-Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Cool off on a hot, humid day with a sweet raspberry-strawberry smoothie.

Tropical Garden Spread

This delicious spread packs a flavorful punch of sweet and salty. Try it with your favorite crackers or vegetables.

Baked Potato Cupcakes

Transform your spuds by using muffin tins for these baked potato cupcakes.

Garlic Cucumber Dip

Try this cool garlic cucumber dip on a warm afternoon with pita chips, crackers or veggies to refresh your taste buds.