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Dairy month draws to a close
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MONROE - The June Dairy Month celebration gets underway in Green County with Breakfast on the Farm, held each year on the last Saturday in May, and culminates with the Dairy Day Parade and the selection of the county's Dairy Queen and Princess at the end of June.

More than 5,000 people attended this year's breakfast at the Wegmueller Family Farm. The Green County Ag Chest sponsors the event, along with the dairy queen program. The group also promotes agriculture and tourism in Green County and supports youth involved in agriculture through scholarships and grants.

Sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsors: Badgerland Financial Services, Colony Brands and Elmer Meats LLC.

Diamond Sponsors: Badger State Propane, Don Batker and Family, Foreign Type Cheesemakers Association, Green County Pork Producers, Hellenbrand Septic Service LLC, Hoesly's Meats, Hy Cite LLC, JMB Insurance Group LLC - Craig Kamholz, Maple Leaf Sales - Gordon Bergemann, Mahlkuch Electric, Premier Insurance Solutions - Tracy Spotts, Register Print Center - Brodhead, Rock Disposal, Ruchti Stainless LLC, Studer Super Service, Stuessy Farms, the Roe Family and Zweifel Construction.

Gold Sponsors: Albany Silo and Farm Equipment, Big Radio, Brugger Dairy Farms LLC - Brian and Theresa Brugger, Brugger Dairy Farms LLC - Dave and Barb Brugger, Carter and Gruenewald, Dairy Queen of Monroe, Decatur Dairy Inc., Green County Farm Bureau, Greenwoods State Bank, Hennessey Implement Inc., Johnson Tractor Inc., Kuhn North America Inc., New Glarus Brewing Co., Pearl City Elevator/Dakota Co-op, PGandM Grinding and Machining, Pro Image Car Wash and Detailing, Regez Cheese and Paper Supply, Schultz's Inter-State Ag Inc., Sloan Equipment - Monroe, Union Bank and Trust Company, Washington Implement and Woodstock Progressive Milk Producers.

Silver Sponsors: Alfalfa Marketing, Bard Materials, Bjoin Limestone Inc., Brodhead Chamber of Commerce, Carrousel Grain Service, Ekum Abstract and Title Inc., Figi Insurance and Financial Service, Francois Oil Co. - Robin Reuter, Helena Chemical Co., International Ingredient Corp., Juda Grain Inc., Monroe Sign Design, Mt. Pleasant Perry Mutual Insurance, Rufer and Son Excavating Inc., Rural Mutual Insurance - Mike Hutchinson, Spotts Grain Farm LLC and Suisse Haus LLC.

Bronze Sponsors: A-1 Electric Company, Albany Lanes, Alliant Energy, Alpine Redi Mix, Animal Health Management, Aster Retirement Community, BandM Auction Service, Bank of Brodhead, Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center, Brooklyn Rollin' Green Dairy, Culvers of Monroe, Culvers of New Glarus, Dairy Farms of America - Pat Artis, Dave and Rena Koning, Dave Moser and Associates, Domain Inc., East Central/Select Sires, East Side Equipment, Equity Livestock Co-op, Farm and Fleet of Monroe, Farmfirst Dairy Co-op, Flowers by Kim, Grede WI Subsidiaries, Green Pastures Veterinary Service, Greg's Feed and Seed, Hometown Pharmacy Partnership LLC, IBA Fahrney Inc., Jordan Implement LLC, Ken's Agri-Services Inc., Kittleson, Barry, Wellington, Thompson and Schleusche Law Office, Lincoln's Double G Concrete, Lone Pine Dairy LLC, Lovelace Pump Co. Inc., McDonald's of Monroe and Brodhead, Minhas Craft Brewery, Monroe Engraving Inc., Monroe Veterinary Service, Monroe Westfalia Surge, New Glarus Dairy - Mark Ostby, Newcomer Funeral Home, Pierce Home Furnishings, Precision Drive and Control Inc., Seffrood Livestock Trucking, Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, Stamm Farm Systems, Sunbeam Metz Baking Company, Tri County Dairy Supply Company, Voegeli Chevrolet Inc. and Voegeli Farms Inc.

Volunteer services: Albany FACE, Green County Extension Justice Center, Green County Homemakers, Juda FACE, Monroe FFA, Monticello FACE, Monticello FFA, Nancy Elmer, New Glarus FACE, New Glarus FFA, New Glarus Home and Pecatonica FFA.

Cheese donations: Alp and Dell Cheese Store, Chalet Cheese Co-op, Chula Vista Cheese Company, Colony Brands Inc., Decatur Dairy, Edelweiss Creamery, Emmi Roth, Grande Cheese, Klondike Cheese, Maple Leaf Cheese, Silver Lewis Cheese Factory and Stockton Cheese.

Busing: Bank of New Glarus and Sugar River Branches, First National Bank and Trust Co., Town Bank, Wisconsin Bank and Trust and Woodford State Bank.

The community of Albany hosted this year's Dairy Day activities, including the Dairy Cattle Show, held June 20 at the Green County Fairgrounds. They also hosted the Queen's Brunch and Dairy Day Parade in Albany on Saturday. Lauren Blumer of Albany was named the 2015-16 Green County Dairy Queen and Natalie Gefke of Brooklyn was crowned Green County Dairy Princess.

For more information on the Green County Ag Chest, visit