It’s not every day that you’re able to travel 15 minutes down the road to enjoy race day at Road America. Established in 1955, Road America attracts over 800,000 visitors a year from all across the world. It’s legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit is a favorite amongst racers. Annually, over 425 events are held annually at Road America. I have fond memories of attending the race when I was little, and it great to see that the excitement and enthusiasm was still continuing
Ask any seasoned Wisconsinite and they will tell you that the first hamburger was created in Seymour, WI. When you enter the town of Seymour, it’s hard not to miss the elaborate structure that celebrates hamburger history. Although history is a little blurry, the legacy reveals that Charlie Nagreen served the world’s first hamburger at the Seymour Fair in 1885. He decided that instead of serving meatballs, he would flatten a meatball and place it between slices of bread to in
The last few days I have had hundreds of conversations with business owners, vendors, volunteers, attendees, and many Wisconsin residents. Hearing stories about the "good ol' days," to learning about new technology helped make my time at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days one to remember for the rest of my life. To Kewaunee County - If any county knows how to host an event, it's this group of fantastic people. Your hospitality and kindness could be felt on the entire grounds.
Farmers love talking about the weather. Whether it’s checking the forecast, worrying about the amount of rain for their crops, or reminiscing about the “storm that topped them all,” it’s a topic that our rural community can always count on. Rain is a popular topic, especially this summer. Although the forecast at first didn’t look forgiving, it turned out to be another fantastic day in Kewaunee County. I met more great business owners and saw a lot of familiar faces too. Ther
Great conversations and lots of smiles were prevalent in Algoma, Wis., today. Farm Technology Days showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture. This event is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. Row after row you will find vendors that traveled thousands of miles, to those who have called Kewaunee County home their entire life. Opening ceremonies started our day where we thanked the many volunteers who spent countles
The smell of vinegar, mustard, and onions mixed with the delicious aroma of bacon and Wisconsin potatoes can only mean one thing: Grandma’s German Potato Salad. When I was little, I fondly remember making this family treat. I always opted for cooking the bacon, while my grandma mixed the other ingredients that made my eyes water. Just last week I spent time at my grandma’s house making this family tradition. Although cooking the bacon is still my favorite part, I now have a s
According to an old farming adage, the Fourth of July isn't just our nation's birthday; it's also a benchmark for corn. If all is going well, it should be "knee-high by the Fourth of July." However, with the amount of rain that we have had lately, many corn fields in Wisconsin look like they won't be meeting that benchmark. Wisconsin is proud to be one of the top corn producing states in the nation. As “Maizey” and I travel thousands of miles this summer, the vast majority of
The fact that National Ice Cream Month is right after June Dairy Month makes Wisconsin summers that much more enjoyable. I had so much fun last month celebrating Wisconsin’s $43.4 billion dairy industry at many Breakfast on the Farms and other dairy related events. I especially enjoyed sharing many Wisconsin dairy facts! One fact that continues to amaze me is that it takes 12 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream. Milk is packed with Calcium, Protein, Vitamin D, Phosp