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For the past three years Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative has gathered women in rural areas to explore issues especially relevant to women in the second half of life. Women over the age of 50 are invited to a “Coffee and Conversation” from 10 a.m to noon on June 18 at the Frances L. Simek …

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation has announced this year’s scholarship recipients. A record number of exemplary applications were submitted for consideration. Scholarships are awarded through company and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and li…

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MARSHFIELD — Faced with a number of students leaving central Wisconsin to advance their agriculture educations, Mid-State Technical College has taken steps in the past several years to convince these students to remain in the region.

RICE LAKE — Rural Wisconsin suffers from an “acute shortage” of trained professionals to help residents deal with mental health and substance abuse issues, according to Pamela Guthman, a clinical assistant professor in UW-Eau Claire’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Author Jerry Apps recently signed a contract with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press to write a book on the history of Wisconsin state, county and district fairs.

Back when I was a kid, whenever a couple or more farmers got together, whether it was at the grist mill waiting for cow feed to be ground, around the table during grain threshing season, over the back fence when neighbors stopped their work for a chat, or when they came to town on Saturday n…

Giving engaged couples a place to begin their new lives together is preserving a 150-year-old barn on the Horstmann family farm. Renovating the barn as a wedding venue has become the means for preserving the building.

There are as many ways of planting a vegetable garden as there are gardeners. I’ll share what I do and how I do it, but in no way do I suggest mine is the best way or the only way.

TREMPEALEAU — About a thousand years ago, a small group of people left the city life behind and paddled 530 miles north on the Mississippi River, settling briefly, but apparently very specifically, at what is modern-day Trempealeau.

Registration is now open for 2019 Farmers Union Camps. Each summer, hundreds of rural and urban youth from across the Midwest participate in youth camps at Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Kamp Kenwood on the shores of Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls.

They came from the farms and from the cities, from Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee, from small towns like Pine River and Tomahawk and from good farms and those less so. They represented a generation of the nation’s young men who, because of no fault of their own, could not find a job because …

One of my first memories as a child involved gardening. I wanted to check Pa’s big potato patch. I had turned 3 in July and had developed a considerable exploratory nature much to the unhappiness of my mother, who tried to keep track of me while she did all the other tasks required of farm w…

The Midwest-produced feature-length documentary film “Decoding the Driftless” has been named Best Picture and Best Cinematography in the Documentary Feature category by the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

Many winters have come and gone since those days growing up on a farm. Although the stories happened many years ago, they are forever embedded in my mind. The details are as vivid to me as something I experienced yesterday. However the meaning of the stories has only begun to come into focus…