Adventures in Agriculture

No matter how far we travel in life, we all carry traditions with us to keep the memories of where we came from alive. This is certainly true for Marieke and Rolf Penterman who brought their traditions across land and sea to share in Wisconsin. I had the honor of seein...

“What is agriculture?” I often ask youth to define the term for me. Many focus on the second half of the word, culture. They speak of customs that have taken place in Wisconsin’s history that make Wisconsin the dairy state. One bright young man inspired me by saying ag...

Weeks after storms left a path of destruction across Wisconsin, their evidence is still present in local communities. Fields are filled with flooded crops. Debris is visible from roadways. Sandbags sit idly where water was once rising. 

In my travels as Alice, many peop...

Can you imagine a truckload of Wisconsin cheese curds? That sounds like a dream, but it is not too far from coming true. Wisconsin’s dairy industry is part of our state’s economy, society, and future. We dedicate the entire month of June to celebrate the delicious and...

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