With the new year upon us, healthy lifestyle habits are sure to be on many people’s minds as they plan for changes in diet and exercise. The new year is also the perfect opportunity to make healthier choices for trees. Winter is the ideal time for tree pruning while avoiding harmful, disease…

The Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Association and UW-Extension Chippewa County are hosting the annual Think Spring Garden Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Avalon Hotel & Conference Center located at 1009 W. Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls.

The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program is accepting applications for matching grants, up to $500, that will be awarded to groups conducting activities that promote agricultural literacy in K-12 schools.

Author, blogger and proclaimed “houseplant guru” Lisa Eldred-Steinkopf follows a rule that if you have enough sunlight in your home to read, you certainly can grow a low-light plant.

Wisconsin farmers, ranchers, and processors are leaders in global agriculture production, helping to feed, fuel, and clothe communities around the world. Not only do we reap the benefits of quality Wisconsin goods here in our backyard, but consumers in nearly 145 countries see Wisconsin prod…

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is seeking a communications professional eager to help Wisconsin residents make meaningful connections with Wisconsin agriculture as the 73rd Alice in Dairyland.

WISCONSIN DELLS — After a four-day selection process for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become an ambassador of Wisconsin agriculture and continue the tradition of the county fair, one contestant was crowned 2020 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs last Wednesday night.

Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, recently named one of Time for Kids’ World’s 50 Coolest Places, is offering Senior Mondays as of Monday, Jan. 13.

WISCONSIN DELLS — Each year, thousands of people attend county, district or state fairs, sharing with friends and family the great times they had. Maybe it was their first encounter seeing a cow, riding the Ferris wheel, eating a corn dog, serving as superintendent for 30 years or even getti…

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Chapter Grants through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. Five chapter grant opportunities are available to Wisconsin Association of FFA chapters to financially support individual and cooperative activities, as well as enhance and educate communities.

Six-year-old Marvel gazes in dismay at the tarpaper shack in the middle of the Northwoods that she, her seven siblings ages 14 years to 3 months old and widowed mother must now call home in the opening of Eliza Wheeler’s picture book “Home in the Woods.”

It’s a striking example of the health gap between rural and urban America: people in sparsely populated areas are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke and unintentional injuries, according to recent federal health data.

On the heels of the 53rd show, World Dairy Expo hosted its annual Friends of Expo party on Dec. 11 at the Alliant Energy Center in recognition of the more than 400 volunteers and paid staff who make the global show possible.

Tough economic times in the agricultural sector can take a toll on farm families, with increased stress associated with financial challenges often leading to difficulties communicating and making effective decisions.

Medical schools across the country have seen a sharp decline in rural students. This comes at a time when Wisconsin and other states are facing a physician shortage in sparsely populated communities.

Holiday cacti are not only popular gift plants, but they are also the subject of frequent debate among gardeners. There appears to be much confusion about these unique tropical cacti regarding care, maintenance and, especially, on how to get them to re-bloom. While most folks just lump them …

In a record-setting day, the Supervised Agricultural Experience Grant committee of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation awarded nearly $34,000 in grants to Wisconsin FFA members. A total of 47 members from 30 chapters will receive $33,712 to either start or advance their SAE projects.

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association has announced that Jennifer Hinkel of Franklin, Wisconsin was selected as the 2020 Wisconsin Honey Queen.

We’re all familiar with the ancient Chinese adage “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” This axiom has no better meaning than when translated to the garden. Even as the number of gardeners is steadily increasing (40% of families with backy…

The delectable ingredients for making yarn cakes fill the shelves of YarnCakes yarn shop, creating a cozy haven for knitters and crocheters. While visitors to the downtown West Salem shop aren’t met with the aroma of baked goods, the wide variety of yarns might be considered a feast for the eyes.

Huntsinger Farms, the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish and the parent company of Silver Spring Foods, has won a $28,902.60 Focus on Energy grant to subsidize a new solar power installation on its Eau Claire farm.

The holidays are here and soon family and friends will be gathered together, a blend of different ages and different interests. Involve all ages in helping you prepare for next year’s garden season!

The Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology Study of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette counties is halfway through its second phase: identifying fecal sources of contamination in private wells.

MADISON — Kevin Van Trump grew up on a farm in a small rural community outside of Kansas City, Missouri. He married his high school sweetheart and with an interest in commodities, started at the very bottom at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and moved his way up to the top, serving today as …

The farm news website Wisconsin Ag Connection has been sold. USAgNet announced that Farms.com has acquired the site, along with the other 14 “state” Ag Connection websites the company operates from its headquarters in Marshfield.

The business and marketing of Wisconsin industrial hemp will be the special focus of the upcoming Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum, which is set for Jan. 28 on the UW–Madison campus.

Since 1932, a panel of judges has published its list of All American Selections, featuring cultivars not yet released to the public. After extensive testing in a national network of trial grounds, the AAS judges select the best of the bunch for its annual list. If you’re looking for a brand …