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Green Co. Dairy Days June 21-22
Community Brief

MONROE — Green County Ag Chest, along with the community of Blanchardville, is sponsoring the 2024 Green County Dairy Days celebration in Blanchardville and at the Green County Fairgrounds, Monroe on June 21-22.  

Dairy Days is an annual event held during June, Dairy Month. Each year for the past 50 years, a new group of young women are chosen by their communities to represent Green County agriculture and the dairy industry. The Community Dairy Queens, County Dairy Queen and Princess are the faces of the Ag Chest and serve as hostess for many events. The communities of Albany, Argyle, Belleville, Blanchardville, Brodhead, Brooklyn, Browntown, Juda, Monroe, Monticello and New Glarus participate in the Ag Chest Queen’s program.

The event will kick off Friday, June 21 when the 11 Community Dairy Queens arrive in Blanchardville to tour the area and interview for the positions of Green County Dairy Queen and Princess. Their visit includes a tour of Jess and Farron Gruenenfelder’s dairy farm, including watching robotic milkers at work at the dairy facility. A stop at Munchey Apples will give the queen candidates a firsthand look at the family run state of the art orchard. The orchard has close to 9,000 trees, the first being planted in 2011. Daughter Loretta Tisch has been the 2023-24 Blanchardville Dairy Queen. Following lunch, served to the queens at New Hope Lutheran Church, the candidates will each participate in individual interviews.

In the evening, Blanchardville Community Center (former Legion Building) will host the Green County Dairy Queens’ Banquet. This event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Moo-tails will begin at 6 p.m., introductions of Community Dairy Queens at 6:30 p.m. along with the “Big Question” asked of each candidate, followed by the banquet at 7 p.m. 

The event will complete the judging process for the County Queen and Princess. All former Blanchardville Dairy Queens will be honored as well as other royalty and award winners from around the county. The evening will conclude with the naming of the new Green County Queen and Princess.

On Saturday, June 22, the Dairy Day Cattle show will take place at the Green County Fairgrounds in Monroe. The public can join as youth from all over Green County and the surrounding area lead their cattle in the show ring, displaying their passion for agriculture.  

The Green County Ag Chest was developed in 1958 when the Green County Dairy Promotion Committee and the Green County Agricultural Foundation merged. Since its inception, the Green County Ag Chest has been committed to developing new and unique ways to promote the hardworking people of the dairy industry and the products and resources they provide.

The Green County Ag Chest is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through activities which support education, personal growth, and community involvement.