Amelia Hayden: My Daily Sock Check
“Ms. Hayden, what’s your agriculture sock of the day today?” The students I teach ask me this every day. You’re probably wondering: “Why in the world do your students care about your socks?” To better answer that, I’d like to introduce myself. I am Amelia Hayden. While I’m an avid collector of agriculture-related socks, my biggest passions are agriculture and serving others. I combined these passions by majoring in Agriculture Education at the University of Minnesota – Twin C
Amber Cafferty: From Calves to Career
Everyone has a moment when their life changes forever. For me, that was when my family moved to Wisconsin in 2004. It was just before the end of first grade when my family was packing trucks and cattle trailers for the three-and-a-half-hour drive to our new home in Fountain City, Wisconsin. I vividly remember how family and friends joined us at our new home, helped us unpack boxes and unload the cows and calves. It was a bittersweet afternoon realizing we were moving away fro
Farmers are Sustainable, are You?
When thinking of Earth Day, recycling and planting trees may come to mind, but how do our food and eating habits affect our communities? In Wisconsin, we a fortunate to have a diverse and productive agriculture community. Our farmers are constantly working hard to produce high-quality products and care for the land and resources they use. From feeding distiller’s grains and reusing water to planting cover crops and utilizing renewable energy, many farms are finding ways to ma