The Smell of Christmas: Wisconsin Christmas Trees
When I think of Christmas, I think of decorating the Christmas tree with my sisters. I can remember from an early age stringing popcorn and cranberries to make garland and sorting through ornaments. The smell and touch of a real Christmas tree sparks holiday memories, like running around a local Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree. The holidays are a special time for families to celebrate the magic of the season and Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture industry. Christmas
Make the Holidays Twice as Nice with Something Special from Wisconsin
The Something Special from Wisconsin program is a great place to find unique, high-quality Wisconsin-made products! Since 1983, the program has been trademarked through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The red and yellow SSfW logo is a quick, reliable way to identify genuine Wisconsin products. Products displaying the logo guarantee that at least half of the item's ingredients, production, or the processing is attributed to Wisco
Be Thankful for Farmers
As you gather with family this holiday season, what will be on your holiday table? Whether you enjoy turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, or cranberries, Wisconsin farmers have you covered! In many cases, the main course of a holiday dinner is protein. At my family’s holiday table, we often have turkey and ham (because my sister doesn't like ham, so we have to have both). Wisconsin ranks sixteenth in turkey production and Barron County is where most of them reside. When it comes to
Exploring the diversity of Wisconsin agriculture: November Specialty Crops
Wisconsin’s agriculture industry contributes $104.8 billion to our economy each year! From growing to harvesting and food processing, farmers and processors across our state work hard every day to provide an abundance of delicious produce. When most people think of Wisconsin agriculture, commodities like dairy, corn, and soybeans come to mind. While those commodities are a very important part of our state’s agriculture industry, there is so much more to Wisconsin agriculture.