Adventures in Agriculture

When is the last time you ate a cranberry? Was it the holidays last year? Or maybe dried cranberries in your lunch? Here in Wisconsin cranberries are a big deal. The earliest memories I have about cranberries are stringing them together with popcorn as a garland for ou...

Chocolate milk is the Official Beverage of Halloween and it is perfect added into your breakfast routine, as an afternoon snack, or heated to warm you up on a chilly fall evening. Not only is chocolate milk delicious, but it is also nutritious! This sweet and satisfyin...

Growing up on a dairy farm, I didn’t know much about hog farming until my little sister decided she wanted to exhibit two pigs at the county fair. That summer she was devoted to raising her pigs and preparing them for the show. I learned about how pigs are cared for an...

With summer coming to an end it’s the perfect time to get your food fix while supporting Wisconsin farmers! 

It's the perfect time to fire up the grill before winter sets in (although I've heard many Wisconsinites say they grill all year long) and Wisconsin pork has the...

Wisconsin farmers are on the clock 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. When the COVID-19 pandemic closed or reduced hours of operation of a significant number of Wisconsin businesses and restaurants many farmers and food processors faced much smaller ma...

Breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals and the month of September is Better Breakfast Month. From pancakes and eggs to cereal, I have always loved waking up in the morning and eating something that tastes good to fuel the start of my day. I’ve heard many pe...

During my second week as the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, I was excited to put some miles on ‘Kernel’, the flex-fuel Ford Explorer, as I traveled to see the United Wisconsin Grain Producers (UWGP) ethanol production facility in Friesland.

I learned that UWGP uses over 20 mi...

Growing up, my summers were always filled with fairs and cow shows. This year is different. Many exhibitors are not able to showcase their projects and all the hard work they have put into them. I would like to reflect on experiences I had as an exhibitor, specifically...

New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm in Baraboo opened my eyes, and my nose, to the wonder of lavender. In mid-July, I was able to visit the farm for a tour and learned so much about this pretty purple plant. Not only do humans enjoy lavender, but bees do as well. New Lif...

My name is Julia Nunes and I am the newly selected 73rd Alice in Dairyland. I am stepping into this position in one of the hottest months of the year – July – which also happens to be National Ice Cream Month! Growing up on a dairy farm in Chippewa Falls, ice cream has...

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