Kansas, Calif. governors celebrate dairy monthProclamations are beginning to come in from around the country to celebrate June Dairy Month. So far, the governors of both Kansas and California have stepped up to the plate.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said in Topeka yesterday, “Kansas dairymen are dedicated to innovation and adding economic value to their communities and our state,” said Governor Brownback. “The growth of the dairy industry means more wholesome dairy products for families in Kansas and throughout the region.” 

The proclamation continued, “The dairy industry in Kansas is experiencing continuous growth, expanding at the fastest rate in the nation in 2013. The industry adds economic value to the state through jobs and the more than $592 million value of milk produced annually.  There are more than 300 Kansas farm families who take great care of their animals to provide wholesome, nutritious dairy products. Kansas dairies produce more than 336 million gallons of milk, annually.” 

In the nation’s number one milk producing state, California, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., said , “California’s dairy farmers’ hard work has made them leaders in the field. Their leadership has resulted in the annual production of over 40 billion pounds of milk, accounting for about twenty-one percent of the nation’s entire supply.”

Read the full proclamations from:

California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

Look tomorrow for a nationwide listing of June Dairy Month events to find the one in your area!