By Tim Kowols
The Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee kicked off its June Dairy Month festivities by remembering one of its greatest supporters. John T. Pagel was posthumously honored with the organization’s Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Award in front of a full room at the Rendezvous of Luxemburg for the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee’s June Dairy Month Kickoff Breakfast. Pagel was recognized for his efforts promoting the dairy industry, including his farm’s three stints as Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm hosts. His daughter, Jamie Witcpalek, says she and her three brothers have large shoes to fill as the new owners of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy.
The annual event also included a keynote address by Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair Isabella Haen and an introduction of the Knorn family as this year’s Breakfast on the Farm hosts. The Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm will take place at the Junion Homestead Farm on June 17.