Agriculture: We’re Hiring!
Growing up on one of the 96 percent of Wisconsin dairy farms that are family owned, our gravel driveway showcased several jobs in Wisconsin agriculture. Our veterinarian would visit at least once a month for heard health. The milkman came every other day to haul our milk to one of Wisconsin’s nearly 150 cheese manufacturing plants. The local feed store delivered rations for our livestock and discussed animal nutritional needs. It is not surprising to see so many careers pull
Ethanol can drive up the value of Wisconsin corn
It is not uncommon to drive past Wisconsin corn fields, but how many of us stop to think about how the common crop can keep us moving in our everyday lives? Traveling the state in style, my car, Maizey, definitely attracts a lot of attention. She is wrapped in ears of corn because Maizey is a flex-fuel vehicle powered by E85 or ethanol. Impact of Ethanol While fueling up with E85 this June, I had a gentleman ask me at the gas pump why I use ethanol. “Isn’t that precious food
Seeking the next frontier in agriculture
Agriculture and the dairy industry have driven the state’s economy for over 175 years, but there is and will also be new, uncharted territory to discover. For more than 50 years, the first week of October has been designated to celebrating where the industry has been and what the next frontier is for agriculture’s future. That celebration is known across the globe as World Dairy Expo. When I was younger, going to World Dairy Expo seemed a lot like going to a theater. There we