Adventures in Agriculture

New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm in Baraboo opened my eyes, and my nose, to the wonder of lavender. In mid-July, I was able to visit the farm for a tour and learned so much about this pretty purple plant. Not only do humans enjoy lavender, but bees do as well. New Lif...

My name is Julia Nunes and I am the newly selected 73rd Alice in Dairyland. I am stepping into this position in one of the hottest months of the year – July – which also happens to be National Ice Cream Month! Growing up on a dairy farm in Chippewa Falls, ice cream has...

July 14th is National Mac & Cheese Day and this year I wanted to celebrate!

Growing up on my family’s dairy farm in Chippewa Falls, our cheese drawer in the refrigerator was always stocked, but we usually ended up having half-eaten ends of cheese blocks left over. This...

The evening of May 11, 2019 will forever hold a special place in my heart. That night, in an auditorium filled with members of the Wisconsin agriculture community, I heard my name called to serve as our state’s 72nd Alice in Dairyland. Now, almost 15 months later, it i...

What makes me who I am today? The short answer, Wisconsin. Why? That’s a longer story. 

Hi everyone, my name is Grace Schroeder, and I am a young woman with many titles. I could be called a farmer’s daughter or a soon-to-be college graduate; however, my favorite title i...

Days before starting first grade, my family moved to Wisconsin and purchased a small farm in Chippewa Falls. Although all three of my sisters and I had many interests, our lives revolved around the farm and the work that had to be done there every day. Feeding calves,...

During my childhood, I found myself falling in love with all the Disney princess movies just like any other girl. I began to look up to them because I admired the certain characteristics of each princess. As I grew older, I realized I too possess some of the same quali...

For the last time, chocolate milk does not come from a brown cow!

Have you ever found yourself explaining where food comes from to someone who doesn’t know much about agriculture? Perhaps it’s on something more complex than chocolate milk and brown cows.

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In a world of constant hustle and bustle, it’s important to take the time to soak in your surroundings. I often stand in the footprints of my ancestors to acknowledge the land they tended to and pieces they’ve left. What still stands on the acreage my family cleared is...

When you picture a Wisconsin barn, what does it look like? They come in all different shapes and sizes across our state. From the red barn at your grandpa’s farm, to your uncle’s 1,000 cow dairy, there is a place for all in Wisconsin agriculture. My barn didn’t look th...

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