History Speaks: The Milk Industry in Wisconsin
Name: History Speaks: The Milk Industry in Wisconsin
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: The Milk Industry in Wisconsin Wisconsin has been known as “America’s Dairyland,” and for good reason. Explore the impact of our state’s cheese, butter, milk, and other dairy products when the Marathon County Historical Society presents “The Milk Industry in Wisconsin.” This topic in our History Speaks series will begin at 2 pm Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. The economic impact of dairy in Wisconsin exceeds $43 billion – four times the size of Florida’s citrus industry and 10 times Idaho’s potato empire. In this talk, Patrick Geoghegan will trace the origins of Wisconsin dairying, its evolution and its influence on so many facets of our state’s culture, and he will outline where the industry is headed. Patrick Geoghegan is Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers (formerly the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board). There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required. The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series. For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.