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[Madison, Wis.] – Scott Walker traveled the state this past weekend to spend time with Wisconsin’s farmers and their hard-working families at dairy breakfasts, and to stand up for Wisconsin’s dairy industry.
Earlier this month, Gov. Walker reinforced his commitment to our state’s dairy farmers by creating a task force that will help create real solutions for farmers, processors and allied organizations. Gov. Walker is getting positive things done for communities all across our state – in prioritizing our rural communities, the governor is once again demonstrating his commitment to ensuring that every Wisconsin resident has the opportunity to win the 21st century.
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Farm breakfast a huge hit in county
Eagle Herald Extra
Thousands got up early on Sunday to take to the country fields of the Carlson Farm to celebrate June Dairy Month the old-fashioned way: With a huge breakfast full of dairy products, a tour around the operating dairy farm and plenty of activities for family members of all ages.
The Carlson Farm’s history began in 1981, when now-owner Kevin Carlson began milking 13 cows on his father’s farm. A partnership between the two began in 1984, and the milking operation grew to 70 cows. Carlson and his wife, Katie, took over the farm’s management in 1994, and it eventually grew in size and efficiency over the years. The two manage and conduct all the operations of the farm with the help of Kevin’s father, Ron, Kevin’s son, Alan, and two part-time employees. Kevin and Katie’s daughter, Kimberly, and the families of Kevin’s two sons, Alan and Dan, help out when needed, and Ron and his wife, Joan, live on site. …
Politicians came out to show their support of local dairy farmers, too, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 89th Assembly District State Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson all making appearances at the breakfast.
“The best part about June is it’s an excuse to go and eat cheese curds and ice cream every weekend for breakfast,” Walker said. “All across the state, it’s a great way to get people who aren’t on the farm — living on the farm, working on the farm — out to the farm, and to not take for granted, whether it’s dairy or anything else, how their food gets on the table.”