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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pierce County Dairy Recognition Banquet this Thursday

ELLSWORTH - With 13 percent of the nation’s milk supply coming from the state of Wisconsin alone, dairy farmers and related businesses have reason to celebrate and come together at the 66th annual Pierce County Dairy Recognition Banquet on Thursday, October 20th.  

The banquet will be held at 7 pm at the Elmwood Auditorium with a full dinner served, followed by a short program. 

Recognition will be given to 4-H and FFA members and clubs for their accomplishments in dairy judging and dairy promotion this summer in addition to other awards. AgSource will recognize dairy farmers with production and milk quality awards, and Agstar Financial Services will present the annual Dairy Service Award to someone in Pierce County who has provided exceptional service to our dairy industry.

More than 60 area businesses support this banquet each year. Dale Hines, chairperson of the Pierce County Dairy Promotion Committee said, “Without their support of our banquet and dairy farm businesses throughout the year, we,  as dairy farmers,  would be challenged to produce the quantity of high-quality dairy products we do here in Pierce County.  Knowing that each cow in our state generates $21,000 annually to our state economy makes our industry something to be very proud of.”

Tickets may be purchased at the door for the banquet on October 20th.  Dinner tickets are $13 for ages 12 and up, or $5 for kids ages 6-11, and ages 5 and under are free.

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