Wisconsin’s ag secretary encourages tourists to enjoy agritourism destinations


Wisconsin’s ag secretary encourages tourists to enjoy agritourism destinations

Wisconsin’s ag secretary says Memorial Day travelers should take some time to see some of the many family-friendly agriculture-related attractions the state has to offer.  Randy Romanski tells Brownfield whether stopping at a cheese factory or a farm tour, it is a great chance to see where food comes from. “You can celebrate something local if you’re from around here, or it’s something that’s easily accessible for people that are traveling through the State of Wisconsin, and there’s always something special from Wisconsin right around the corner.”

Romanski joined lawmakers, local tourism officials, and leaders from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism this week at Lonely Oak Farm, a community-supported agriculture farm near Milladore, and Feltz Family Farms and Dairy Store near Stevens Point. “This is a really good example of what Wisconsin has to offer. Agriculture is all around us. It’s a 104-point-eight billion-dollar industry, but it’s really directly linked to tourism as well.”

And, Romanski says Memorial Day weekend is just the beginning for Wisconsin’s busiest ag tourism month. “Of course, June Dairy Month is coming up. There’s going to be June dairy breakfasts all over the State of Wisconsin. Please, everybody come out and enjoy what’s part of Wisconsin’s history.”

Anyone interested in exploring Wisconsin agriculture during June Dairy Month can visit the Wisconsin Department of Tourism website and local tourism websites for more information about the many dairy breakfasts and other events that are available.