Eat your vegetables: a simple way to support Wisconsin agriculture
“If only it was that easy.” How many time have you caught yourself thinking or saying that when facing a challenge? Of course, our Wisconsin farmers and processors always have unique obstacles. Weather, technology, market prices, crop yields and animal health create constant risks in the industry. One way to support our state’s agriculture industry is to simply purchase Wisconsin products, but with thousands of food choices on the market for consumers, I know it will not alwa
Even in the cold, we care for our cattle.
Mother Nature has shown her true color in 2019: white. This year, it seems we can’t escape the constant snowstorms and freezing temperatures. Bundled up in my Wisconsin mink coat, I am fortunate that my adventures have kept me indoors the past few months. Unfortunately, our farmers do not always have that luxury. Those who care for livestock face the cold, sleet and snow to make animal comfort their top priority. On my family’s dairy farm, winter chores always seem more labor
A “hearty” look at Wisconsin cranberries
We are in the month of love, and it is no coincidence February is also widely recognized as American Heart Month. Cards, chocolate and flowers are all sweet ways to tell someone you care, but cranberries go straight to the heart. More than just a holiday side dish, those tangy treats have a healthy impact on our state. It is hard to not fall in love with the history of cranberries. The cranberry was once called a “crane berry” by settlers because its blossom resembled a sandh
Love for Wisconsin heritage is in the air
It is that time of the year again! Hearts, roses, and jewelry are found almost everywhere as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches. Personally, my eye is on the gemstones that reflect the Alice in Dairyland program and the love I have for our state’s current and historic industries. Thanks to the Midwest Jewelers Association, I travel with a constant reminder of Wisconsin’s diversity. I am proud to share the colorful story of the amethyst and citrines that make the Alice in Dair