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.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association has authorized a market and financial feasibility study to explore constructing a multi-use facility on the fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls.
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.
RICE LAKE — A compact hydroponic garden tower is set to be a big bonus to the Barron County Nutrition Program.
For more than 35 years, dairy snowbirds have flocked to the Florida State Fair for the Dairy Old-Timers Breakfast, and for more than 20 years Larry Hawkins of Evansville has had the February event blocked off on his calendar.
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.
Students from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota have earned spots in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.
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.”
CADOTT — Andrew and Emily Drilling, owners of Harvest Moon Organics farm and The Old Laughing Lady General Store south of Cadott, are trying to get people outside and enjoying what winter on their farm has to offer.
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.
BELOIT (AP) — Tom Schroeder fell in love with woodworking when he was a boy, and now he wants to share his passion with the Stateline Area and beyond.
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.
Scores of variety trials are conducted each year by UW’s Seed to Kitchen Collaborative, producing quite a bounty
Registration is open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day, an annual event hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union.
MADISON — The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin executive board met via teleconference Dec. 19 to appoint a new director for District 18, selecting Washington County farmer Rick Roden to fill the spot.
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.
Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee
Bergere Stevenson is not your ordinary farmer. He’s also not your ordinary chef or craft beverage maker.
The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association has announced that Jennifer Hinkel of Franklin, Wisconsin was selected as the 2020 Wisconsin Honey Queen.
ELEVA — Snow can make travel hazardous, but some modes of transportation do better than others in wintry conditions.
WATERTOWN - Watertown train collector Harvey Ziemer has always felt an attraction to tracks - and everything that runs on them.
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc has been named on TIME For Kids’ first-ever list of the World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019.
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.
T.J. Perleberg spent more than a decade working at Aissen Tree Farm.
Walter Rhein and his wife, Zulma, had an opportunity that was too good to pass up, no matter how unexpected it was nor how unprepared they were to take advantage of it.
HART, Minn. — Christmas is in the air, and there might be no better way to enjoy the season than with a visit to the partially snow-covered countryside to take in the sights and sample some dairy treats.
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 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 …
WISCONSIN DELLS — More than 900 members and supporters of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation celebrated a milestone at their annual meeting Dec. 7 as the organization turned 100 years old.
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.
STEVENS POINT — As an economist, it wasn’t unusual for Jerome Segura to crunch the numbers on his family’s dining habits.
MONROE — It was an exciting day for Blackhawk Technical College and Green County Dec. 3, as faculty, students, graduates and community members gathered at the college’s Monroe campus to celebrate the completion of a new building dedicated to agricultural programs.
Officials at the Wisconsin State Fair have announced that applications are now available for the 2020 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, which is given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.
“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.”
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development inducted 5 staff, volunteers and supporters into its Hall of Fame at Green Lake Conference Center on Nov. 2.
Luke Wojcik fondly recalls his days as a youngster on his family’s Christmas tree farm.
It doesn’t look like much now.
LA CROSSE — Staff at Great Rivers 2-1-1, a 24-hour information, referral and crisis line that serves 21 counties in southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, have a special message for farmers and their families: We’re here to assist you with information on available servi…
Cindy Barber, a fifth-sixth grade teacher at Random Lake Middle School in Random Lake, is this year’s recipient of Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award.
DODGEVILLE — In years past, members of the Uplands Farmer-Led Watershed Group in Iowa County have met in the fall for a dinner to celebrate conservation, inviting their friends from Louisiana to learn more about how the practices they implement upstream impact the business of fishermen downstream.
Barn quilts bring warmth and color to the winter countryside. Rural traditions of farming, quilting, woodworking, patriotism and more are woven into eye-popping pieces of art.