Wisconsin is home to more than 8,000 licensed dairy farms and 1.27 million dairy cows, earning the state the title of America’s Dairy Land. Get that and other cheesy facts in this episode of Ag States of America.

Fun Facts

  • The popular children's toy, Barbie, hails from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin.
  • The badger, Wisconsin’s state symbol, doesn’t actually refer to the animal but to the 1820s lead miners who traveled for work and dug tunnels to sleep and stay warm.
  • Door County has more than 250 miles of shoreline, which is more than any other single county in the United States.

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About the Host

Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He currently resides in Milwaukee and is a Wisconsin native who has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 5 million followers.

In 2017, Charlie began hosting his weekly comedic online news show, the Manitowoc Minute. In 2020, he paired up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades alum Adam Greul to release the music/comedy album, Unthawed. His first book, The Midwest Survival Guide, was released in November of 2021 and immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. Charlie hosts the Cripescast podcast where he interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators and more to talk about their story and connections to the Midwest.

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