Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has declared June as Dairy Month for the industry’s economic contributions to the state. The official proclamation indicates milk produced in Kansas has a value of $590 million per year, with 75% of it further processed in the state. About 300 Kansas dairies with 161,000 cows are involved in production, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
“(I) urge all citizens to join in the celebration and know that our strong agricultural tradition benefits all Kansans,” Kelly said.
World Milk Day was celebrated June 1. The day was first observed in 2001 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Last year, 80 countries participated in the celebration.