America’s Dairyland – Dairy Heiresses Episode

Mention the words dairy farmer, and the first thing that comes to mind is a man on a tractor in a field or in a barn milking cows. But for generations women have played important roles on the farm and increasingly they are outnumbering men who are choosing dairy as a career. In this episode of Discover Wisconsin we pay homage to the Dairy Heiresses who work hard to make Wisconsin’s multi-billion dollar industry. We’ll introduce you to some of the state’s finest female dairy producers, cheesemakers, chefs, as well as some women who are aggressively recruiting the next generation of dairy leaders. The next time you reach for a wholesome dairy product stop and thank the Dairy Heiresses who made it possible!