RidgeStone Assisted Living Communities Supporting the Wisconsin Dairy Farmer
RidgeStone's Dairy Days effort is meant to draw attention to and support Wisconsin dairy farmers who face multiple challenges with sales, pricing, and declining numbers of farms. Ridgestone Assisted Living has chosen to promote the dairy industry to the public and to those who live at their communities.
You are invited to print and download this coupon to Delavan, Lake Geneva, Elkhorn and East Troy Piggly Wiggly stores to receive a free gallon of milk June 1-7, 2018. Limit of one free gallon per family.
In an editorial on the Wisconsin Public Radio website Jan 5, 2018 by Hope Kirwan wrote, “Wisconsin lost 500 dairy farms in the last year, according to the latest numbers from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. There were 8,801 dairy herds licensed in Wisconsin as of Jan. 1, 2018. The number of dairies in the state has fallen more than 20 percent in the last five years.”
Rick Barrett of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote on Dec 27, 2017, “Sales of milk as a beverage have fallen to some of their lowest levels in decades. The number of dairy operations in the state has been declining for years — to about 9,200 now from more than 14,000 just 10 years ago. At the same time, milk production has increased as farms have become bigger and more efficient. A glut of milk has kept prices low and put pressure on dairy operations of all sizes.”
Support our Wisconsin dairy farmers. RidgeStone Assisted Living Communities is proud of their work and supports their efforts.