By Tim Kowols
Moriah Brey of Brey Cycle Farms in Sturgeon Bay is one of 14 farmers on a newly formed committee hoping to have a positive impact on the dairy industry. Governor Scott Walker used the main stage at this year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Wood County to introduce the 31 members of the Dairy Task Force 2.0, which is made up of farmers, milk processors and marketers, and allied organizations. As a farmer, agricultural lender, and a mother, Brey hopes she can play a role in helping keep Wisconsin “America’s Dairyland.”
It marks the second time in 33 years the state has established a dairy-focused task force and hopes to begin meetings in August. Brey Cycle Farms, owned by Brey and her husband Tony and her in-laws Jacob and Lauren, is a member of Peninsula Pride Farms and the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network. The two groups are working on ways to develop conservation practices that can be used across the area.