Friday, August 14, 2015

We're getting 'Cheesy' at Wisconsin State Fair

Our customers come from all walks of life. Some live in the city, and some live in the country. One of the best things about the Wisconsin State Fair is that it brings these two groups together to learn more about country life, especially our Wisconsin farmers.

This is the second year we participated in the Blue Ribbon Cheese and Butter auction hosted by the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board. The board is made up of individuals and organizations who promote Wisconsin’s $43.4 billion dairy industry. The auction features the sale of blue-ribbon entries into the fair’s Cheese and Butter contest.

2015 Blue Ribbon Cheese and Butter Auction
“Dairy farmers are important business customers, and we are happy to support them,” said Susan Crane, manager of our special projects.

The We Energies Foundation purchased a 12-pound block of blue veined cheese from Team Salemville of Saputo Specialty Cheese in Richfield and a 12-pound block of mozzarella from George Crave of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Waterloo.

The money raised at the auction supports scholarships for students pursuing dairy-related careers and the board’s dairy promotion efforts at the Wisconsin State Fair.

“We have a real commitment to help youth,” added Crane. “Developing a skill set of dedication and hard work through participation at the fair will help them throughout their lives.”

We Energies Foundation, is a nonprofit corporation that supports initiatives that promote culture and education in the communities in which we do business.

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