Wisconsin Recipes to Celebrate June Dairy Month

Here in Wisconsin, we like to take advantage of any opportunity to celebrate our dairy industry, so with June being National Dairy Month, we’re all over that. What better way to celebrate Dairy Month than by supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers and enjoying tasty recipes? Read on for some of our favorite recipes, featuring Something Special from Wisconsin™ members:   1. Wisconsin Product: Located in Boyceville, Bifrost Farms Creamery raises a herd of Mini-Nubian dairy goats who produce the high-butterfat rich milk for artisanal cheese (Bifrost Farms Chevre, Farmstead Salzkase Feta and seasonal yogurt cheese) and decadent Cajeta, as well as

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10 Things to Do in Chippewa Falls

Years ago, people came to Chippewa Falls for its pure spring water, but today they come for so much more! While this riverside city is rich with history, small town charm and a family-friendly atmosphere, it also boasts big-city entertainment that draws visitors from all over the Midwest. Here are just a few things to check out during your visit to Chippewa Falls:   Olson’s Ice Cream Since 1944 Olson’s has been a mainstay in downtown Chippewa Falls, serving up more than 100 flavors of homaid ice cream on a rotation. We recommend trying the Cotton Candy Ice Cream – a

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“Wisconsin es mi segunda casa.” 🇺🇸

Juan Quezada achieved the American dream right here in America’s Dairyland. Quezada grew up in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, before immigrating to the U.S. and joining Milk Source in the early 90’s. Milk Source is a multi-generational farm that operates dairies, animal-care facilities and cropland in Wisconsin, Michigan and Kansas with their company headquartered in Kaukauna. The video highlights Quezada’s rise to director of safety, recruiting and training. Quezada now travels around the world to give presentations about safety on dairy farms. “Juan Quezada is a highly regarded safety and training director in our business. Over the years he’s grown along

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For the Competitive Spirit in You: 8 Things to Do in Wisconsin

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition, right? When you’re in need of a day of fun with friends or family that involves a little rivalry, Wisconsin’s got you covered on multiple levels. For those of you with a competitive spirit, read on: Virtual Reality Virtual reality is coming to the Dells – this summer! Sign me up. In the New CYvrSPACE Virtual Arena at Wilderness Resort, visitors “suit up” with the world’s most advanced wireless virtual reality equipment, which allows you to really “step inside” the game. A lightweight backpack, equipped with high-power rumble engines, realistically sends every shot

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Discover the Flambeau River in Northwest Wisconsin

We’ve journeyed to every corner of the state here at Discover Wisconsin and yet, we still find ourselves in complete awe of its raw beauty. The Flambeau River in northwest Wisconsin is, without a doubt, a spot that exudes allure.  Its surrounding forest casts a reflection on the river’s dark waters creating a breathtaking landscape unique to the area. The Flambeau has an array of moods from stretches of calm, tranquil water to Class 3 whitewater rapids—and good news, paddlers! There’s a stretch for every skill level. If you’re planning a trek down the Flambeau, here are 10 ways to

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Wisconsin Dairy Farm Family on how they overcame “Disaster After Disaster”

Meet Adam and Kaitlin Spierings. The Spierings family launched their farm in 2013 but faced a flurry of adversities. From a tornado to the “polar vortex” of 2014, the couple discusses what farm life was like in the first couple of years and how they managed to make it through each challenge. “We had just disaster after disaster,” said Adam Spierings. “You just keep your faith in each other and your ideas,” added Kaitlin Spierings. “You kind of have a little bit of blind optimism to keep you going every day.”     About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing

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There’s Something Truly Magical About Green Lake Country

Relax. Retreat. Repeat. Welcome to Green Lake Country! Located about 1.5 hours northeast of Madison and 45 minutes southwest of Appleton, this region of Wisconsin consists of five communities: Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan, Princeton and Ripon. Green Lake Country is surprising in all of the best ways. From the the charming yet eclectic shops to be found on Water Street in Princeton to the stunning waterfront views in Green Lake, this area of Wisconsin is an ideal location for a weekend getaway. Here are 10 ways to get your itinerary started in gorgeous Green Lake Country: Explore White River Marsh Wildlife Area just north

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10 Vendors to Look for at Wisconsin Farmers’ Markets

Each year I dread their ending come fall, and excitedly anticipate their beginning come spring. I’m talking about fresh fruit, veggies, cheeses, flowers and crafts locally made and locally sold. Farmers’ markets…they’re back! Look for these great Something Special from Wisconsin™ businesses at Wisconsin farmers’ markets this summer.   Steppin’ Out Foods Steppin’ Out Foods features two varieties of asparagus: a regular flavored kind called “Six Inch Spikes” and a spicy kind called “Red Hot Pumps”, as well as regular and spicy variations of green beans and “Mr. Hot Stuff Pepper Spread”, the perfect complement to crackers, beans and asparagus.

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Kim Bremmer: America’s Dairyland to me is the Coolest Place on the Planet

Wisconsin is full of people who are passionate about the dairy industry. Meet Kim Bremmer. Kim launched Ag Inspirations as a vehicle for farmers to share their stories and to better connect people with where their food comes from. Kim, in addition to being the owner and founder of the company, is a self-described dairy enthusiast and science junkie. As both a speaker and blogger, Bremmer covers issues relevant to today’s dairy farmers; topics range from GMOs to antibiotic use on farms.   Take a look:     About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit

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Something Special from Wisconsin™: 12 Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

All right, fellas (ladies too). Valentine’s Day is coming up and I know romanticism doesn’t always come easy, but we’re here to help. We (with the help of our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™) have come up with some romantic trips, gifts, chocolates and wines to help you out on that dreaded (I mean, delightful) day. And we won’t even tell your S.O. you had help – you’re welcome.   Devils Lake Lavender Café, Spa, FarmStay Motel Devils Lake Lavender Company is the perfect romantic getaway, complete with a Medical Spa, café and Midwest Farmstay Motel. It’s located in

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