Adventures in Agriculture

February 26, 2018

Throughout my travels I’ve been able to learn about Wisconsin’s sheep and wool industry from the farm to the mill. In order to learn more about the final product I traveled to Columbus, Wis. to visit Susan McFarland at Susan’s Fiber Shop.

When you walk through the doors...

February 21, 2018

Just miles down the road from my family’s farm you’ll find Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill in Valders, WI.

Carol Wagner wanted to own a sheep, wash its wool, spin its wool and knit the yarn into a sweater. So in 1985, Carol and her husband, Paul, got Bucky. Fast forwar...

February 18, 2018

As I travel the state on my Wisconsin Wool campaign, I’ve been so fortunate to visit many incredible places that exemplify Wisconsin’s sheep industry. My first stop was at Huber Sheep Shearing in Wisconsin Dells.  

Shearing is generally carried out in the spring, so she...

February 10, 2018

While many people recognize Alice’s car and mink coat for their connection to Wisconsin and agriculture, several often question the connection of the tiara to the Alice program.

In addition to agriculture, Wisconsin has a strong heritage in mining. In fact, Wisconsin’s...

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