If you have driven across Wisconsin in the fall, chances are you have seen a Wisconsin Lions deer hide collection site. Although the project started small in 1988, it has grown to raise more than $1 million for the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt.

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My friend told me that she cuts down her everbearing raspberry canes every fall. Ours were planted this past spring. Should they be cut back and how far from the ground please? She also said NOT to cut back my summer raspberries. Is she correct?

MADISON – According to Tera Johnson, director of the UW System Food Finance Institute, big and bigger changes are here when it comes to food business trends. She shared her thoughts on those trends with entrepreneurs at the fifth annual Edible Startup Summit on Oct. 26, organized by Dane Cou…

Taking students beyond their classroom’s walls and helping them explore leading agricultural businesses across the country is the goal of the Ag Explorer Virtual Field Trips. With one in three people working in agriculture worldwide, according to FAO.org, the goal is to help agriculture educ…

With federal and state funding decreasing to institutions of higher learning, policy leaders and educators from universities and colleges across the country met at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in mid-September to hold a forum on higher education, and four panelists were invit…

Representatives of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, to be held in Jefferson County in 2019, are selling raffle tickets to help raise funds for the upcoming show.

With the start of the 2018-19 4-H year, new families and new members are encouraged to join the Chippewa County 4-H Program.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The struggle for small family farming operations to keep the doors open continues, not only for small dairy farms but also for other agricultural businesses.

I have lots of seeds leftover from the packets I purchased this year as well as some that I saved from some of my flowers. What’s the best way to store these so I can use them next year?

Hundreds of people took part in an array of activities at the annual Pumpkinfest celebration, which was held Oct. 20 in the Manitowoc County village of Mishicot.

Former The Country Today Editor Jim Massey received the Outstanding Media award Oct. 9 at Easter Seals Wisconsin’s biennial Recognition Dinner at Nakoma Golf Club in Madison.

School Name and Chapter Name: Baldwin-Woodville FFA Chapter, Baldwin-Woodville High School.

Oh, what stories the old grist mills could tell. Similar to the crossroads cheese factory, the grist mill was a place where farmers gathered to have corn and oats ground into cattle feed. It was a place where stories were told,and memories recalled. It was a place where those known to stretc…

Minnesota produce growers can take a one-day training course to meet the requirements for the Produce Safety Rule, which is part of the new federal Food Safety Modernization Act. Under FSMA, fruit and vegetable farmers who grow, pack, harvest and/​or hold produce and who do not qualify for a…

Halloween is the time for ghosts, goblins, witches and evil potions. This may sound scary and a bit dangerous, but many of the plants that you regularly grow might be hazardous to humans, cats or dogs!

As winter approaches, questions about preserving garden plants come fast and furious. It’s hard to say goodbye to the plants that have brought us such joy all summer long. With a little bit of loving attention, your plants should survive.

Owen earns flower honors

The Vernon County Fair in Viroqua provides a venue of entertainment, opportunities to showcase 4-H and FFA youth, colorful magic shows, truck and tractor pulls as well as a demolition derby, to name a few highlights. This year, the Vernon County Fair and its supporters added charitable givin…

Rural mail carriers continue to make their rounds, every day except Sunday, all seasons of the year. County people look forward to their pulling up to their mailboxes as much today as they did when the first mail carrier came by, driving a team of horses.

Recognizing the importance of fostering the next generation of the dairy industry, DeLaval presented a $10,000 donation to the National 4-H Council to support the National 4-H Dairy Conference during the conclusion of their 2018 event held at World Dairy Expo. This donation not only helps yo…

This year was extremely wet in southern Wisconsin. This was not the first very wet year we have experienced and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Once again, I found lessons to be re-learned from nature’s abundance of water.

Gov. Scott Walker and the Public Service Commission recently announced $7 million in new Rural Broadband Expansion Grant Awards. The 37 new grants will extend high-speed internet access to as many as 1,100 business locations and 14,000 residential locations. 

It’s officially fall and cold temperatures are on the way. Fall means it is time to get produce and flowers stored away for the winter.

School Name and Chapter Name: Unity FFA, Unity High School, Balsam Lake.

Our phlox are huge this year. Can I divide and transplant them and when is the best time to do it? Same with our hostas. How do you divide them? And is it best to transplant in the fall or spring?

Although we can still work and play in our gardens for weeks to come, it’s also true that the gardening season is almost over for another year. As you harvest, weed and clean up this year’s plot, look to the future. Some questions you might ponder include: