This month we travel north to the Badger State of Wisconsin, a Midwestern U.S. state with coastlines on two Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and an interior of forests and farms. Several beer companies are based in Milwaukee, and many offer brewery tours. The state is known as “America’s Dairyland” because it is one of the nation’s leading dairy producers, particularly famous for its cheese. Manufacturing, especially paper products, information technology (IT), cranberries, and tourism are also major contributions to the state’s economy.
Wisconsin’s geography is diverse having been greatly impacted by glaciers during the Ice Age with the exception of the Driftless Area. The Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupies the western part of the state, with lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline.