What's the state drink of
If you answered "milk" and "cranberries," you are ready to Build a Healthy Wisconsin along with local fourth graders. Gena Cooper --
Lively activities teach that the state's agriculture industry, especially dairy farming, is vital to both the economic and nutritional health of Wisconsinites. This year's educational tour will visit fourth grade classrooms in the state's largest cities;
Last year's program Champion Choices from
"We are enthusiastic about this new program," said Laura Wilford, director of Wisconsin Dairy Council (
Wilford said the agricultural-packed
The riddles feature answers that are the names of
The classroom sessions also include a viewing of WMMB's video, Farm to Family, the story behind milk's remarkable journey from the farm to the kitchen table. Accompanying exercises challenge students' mathematical skills by teaching, for instance, that the state's dairy business contributes $20.6 billion each year to Wisconsin's economy or that more than 40 percent of Wisconsin agriculture jobs are related to the dairy industry, employing more than 160,000 people.
"It's really important that students from
"It's critical to our future."
In addition to visiting schools,
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, a nonprofit organization funded by the dairy farmers of