National Dairy Shrine

Preserving dairy legacy

The National Dairy Shrine, located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, was established in the mid-1940s after the end of World War II. Dairy farming had thrived during the war, and farmers were hopeful about the future success of the dairy industry. The organization was created to promote the dairy industry and preserve its history. The National Dairy Shrine is dedicated to uniting individuals who are passionate about preserving the dairy heritage and ensuring the continued success of the dairy industry. The organization embraces all aspects of the dairy industry, including dairy producers, students, and marketers, with the goal of honoring the past and inspiring future dairy leaders.

Generous contributions allow the organization to recognize current leaders, provide scholarships and internships, and safeguard valuable resources for future generations. Every year, an awards and recognition banquet is held to induct members into the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

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Our mission

The Nelson-Jameson Foundation (NJF) is focused on supporting philanthropic organizations that enhance our core value as a Golden Rule Company. Grants are targeted toward charitable programs that are related to the food and dairy industries or support charities that are important to Nelson-Jameson employees and the communities in which they reside.