Category Archives: Ag Newswire

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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Ag in the Classroom Offers Teacher Mini-Grants

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program is offering grants up to $100 to pre-school through high school teachers, in a public or private school system, to fund projects that promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Grants can be used for innovative lessons, activities, resources, presentations, school fairs and other creative ideas. Projects should […]

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Chris Pollack Wins Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet Contest

Chris Pollack of Fond du Lac was selected winner of the 2013 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Agriculturist Discussion Meet contest at the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting. The Discussion Meet contest is a panel discussion in which Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 are judged on their ability to […]

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Nicole Reese Wins Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture Award

Nicole Reese of Rock County was selected the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Excellence in Agriculture contest at the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting. The Excellence in Agriculture Award goes to a Farm Bureau member between the ages of 18 and 35 who is actively engaged in agriculture, but derives […]

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Jim Holte Reelected President of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

WISCONSIN DELLS — Jim Holte has been reelected for a second one-year term as the president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and Rural Mutual Insurance Company. Holte raises beef cattle and grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa on 460 acres of land near Elk Mound in Dunn County. Holte was first elected to the WFBF […]

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Corey and Miranda Leis Win Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award

WISCONSIN DELLS — Monroe County dairy farmers were selected as the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer & Agriculturist Achievement Award at the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting on December 8. Corey and Miranda Leis of Cashton milk 300 cows and farm 1,300 acres. Owned jointly with Corey’s father, the farm was originally […]

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Dennis Frame Receives Farm Bureau’s “Distinguished Service to Agriculture” Award

Dennis Frame was presented the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s “Distinguished Service to Agriculture” award during the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells on December 8. The Distinguished Service to Agriculture is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions to Wisconsin’s agricultural industry. Dennis Frame co-founded Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms Program in 2001 and served as […]

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Yvonne Shepherd Receives ‘Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau’ Award

Trempealeau County’s Yvonne Shepherd has received the highest award the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation bestows upon its members. Shepherd was presented the ‘Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau Award’ at the WFBF Annual Meeting on December 8 for providing exceptional leadership and support to Farm Bureau’s efforts. “Yvonne is what the Farm Bureau is all about, […]

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Review of the 2013 Crop Year: A Year of Extremes

It was an extremely wet and unusually cold spring statewide, with the fourth wettest April and the twelfth wettest May since record keeping began in 1895. Snow and standing water left fields impassible to machinery and multiple freezes damaged overwintered crops, but the extended cold conditions allowed record high maple syrup production. On April 28th, spring tillage was only 4 percent […]

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Counties, Tech Colleges Awarded Grants To Provide Nutrient Management Training

Nearly $356,000 has been awarded to counties and technical colleges in Wisconsin to provide farmers with training and assistance in nutrient management planning, helping keep contaminated runoff from reaching the state’s waterways and groundwater. The awards are for training in 2013 and 2014. Nutrient Management Farmer Education grants, formerly known as MALWEG, are awarded by […]

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