Farm Families

Dairy farm families have been part of Wisconsin for over 160 years. Today our state is home to nearly 25% of the nation's total dairy farms, with 96% of those being family owned. Read about the families that comprise this diverse industry and their dedication to their animals, land and water, and communities.


The Cows

Wisconsin is home to 1.2 million dairy cows. And each one of those cows generates more than $34,000 a year in economic activity. No other single product produced in this state creates a greater economic impact than milk. Providing the best care for our dairy cows is Job #1 on Wisconsin dairy farms.



Wisconsin’s natural resources are a large part of what makes our state great. Our dairy farm families are committed to sustaining and preserving the environment for future generations by finding new and better ways to care for and manage our land and water resources.