Category Archives: Ag Newswire

Life-Threatening Cold Air to Grip Wisconsin

Wisconsin needs to be ready for a dangerous blast of arctic air that will be moving into the state Sunday night and hovering over through Tuesday. The system will drop temperatures and wind chills to levels not seen since 1996, causing potentially life threatening conditions. The Departments of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Health […]

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From Farmer to Producer, Back to Farmer

Farmers and agriculturists use terms to describe themselves that hurt ag’s image to its customers. There are two commonly used words that fail to conjure images that will win the heart and mind of the average American. The first one is producer. I’m a dairy producer. I’m a grain producer. No you’re not, you’re a […]

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Potato and Vegetable Group Provides Useful Information about Ground Water in a New Series of Educational Advertisements

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), the Antigo-based trade group representing potato and vegetable farmers, shippers and packers, processors and seed providers, has initiated an advertising campaign titled Did You Know? with the goal of providing Wisconsin consumers with information about the importance of agriculture, farming, food and nutrition and responsible farming practices, […]

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Wisconsin FFA Foundation awards $18,000 in SAE grants

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded $18,000 in grants to Wisconsin FFA members working toward successful Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs). There were a total of 29 recipients from 16 different chapters. As part of the overall FFA program, SAEs allow students the opportunity to create their own business or work with an existing operation to […]

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Ag in the Classroom Launches New Lesson Plan Set

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program has launched a new set of lesson plans called, “Telling Our Agricultural Story”, for middle and high school students. Food and agriculture are topics for everyone to discuss. With a renewed interest by the public in understanding where their food comes from, farmers can offer a valuable […]

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Kelly Sime Hired as New Farm Bureau District Coordinator

Kelly Sime has been hired by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation as the new district coordinator in south-central Wisconsin. Sime will be responsible for working with county Farm Bureaus to develop and implement programs to serve Farm Bureau members and to coordinate membership recruitment and retention efforts. “I am excited to join the Wisconsin Farm Bureau […]

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Beekeeping Classes Offered in Dane County

Beginners: This day-long Saturday class will repeat on January 25, February 22, March 29, April 12 and May 10. Cost: $50, additional family members $25 each. This class is for those with no experience at all in beekeeping. We will touch on everything you need to know for your first year: -Elementary bee biology – What […]

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First Great Lakes Demonstration Farm Network to Launch in Green Bay Area

The Lower Fox River Watershed, just south of Green Bay, will be home to a network of farms that will demonstrate the best, leading-edge conservation practices to reduce phosphorus entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) have announced an agreement to establish a […]

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Receive Technical Assistance to Buy, Sell Local Foods

Producers selling local foods can now qualify for up to $3,000 for one-on-one technical assistance. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) also encourages schools, distributors, aggregators and food hubs purchasing local foods to utilize this technical assistance. “This one-on-one technical assistance is part of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Program,” explained […]

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Wisconsin Farm Bureau Delegates Set Policy for 2014

Delegates at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells established new policy directives for the organization on Monday, December 9. Farm Bureau delegates adopted the policies that will guide the legislative agenda for the state’s largest general farm organization over the next year. Resolutions were submitted by farmers from across the […]

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