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Gaedtke honored as Kewaunee County kicks off dairy month

The Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee hopes you celebrate June Dairy Month with a glass of milk or two over the next few weeks. Several dozen people attended the organization’s Kickoff Breakfast in Luxemburg Thursday morning, a precursor to a busy month of dairy-related activities. The program started by honoring the family behind Kinnard Highland Dairy, which will be hosting thousands of people this Father’s Day for the 39th Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm.


 For its Honorary Volunteer Award, the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee honored the life of Jerome Gaedtke, who passed away last November. In addition to operating Gaedtke Rolling Hills Dairy in Luxemburg, he was recognized for his role in supporting the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee, the Kewaunee County Co-Op board, and other ag-related organizations. The family expressed their appreciation for the committee’s recognition of the family’s patriarch after receiving a plaque from Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee President John Blazei.


The morning concluded with a presentation from Rick Rudd from Lely, the company that will have its milking technology on display at Kinnard Highland Farm at the Breakfast on the Farm.

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