Milwaukee Rotary Club ๐Ÿ—“


Milwaukee County War Memorial Center,
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive,

Wisconsinโ€™s dairy farmers are facing a brutal environment with price of milk down nearly 40 percent and farms closing by the dozens. Wisconsin lost nearly 700 farms in 2018 alone โ€“ nearly two a day. Rick Barrett, a reporter with years of experience covering the industry for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will join dairy expert Pete Hardin to discuss whatโ€™s happened to the stateโ€™s signature dairy industry โ€“ and what might happen next. Rick is lead reporter on the Journal Sentinelโ€™s Dairyland in Distress project, a yearlong look at the industry. Pete is founder of The Milkweed, a periodical that focuses on the dairy industry. He lives on a small farm near Brooklyn, south of Madison.

Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media.