Adventures in Agriculture

What makes me who I am today? The short answer, Wisconsin. Why? That’s a longer story. 

Hi everyone, my name is Grace Schroeder, and I am a young woman with many titles. I could be called a farmer’s daughter or a soon-to-be college graduate; however, my favorite title i...

Days before starting first grade, my family moved to Wisconsin and purchased a small farm in Chippewa Falls. Although all three of my sisters and I had many interests, our lives revolved around the farm and the work that had to be done there every day. Feeding calves,...

During my childhood, I found myself falling in love with all the Disney princess movies just like any other girl. I began to look up to them because I admired the certain characteristics of each princess. As I grew older, I realized I too possess some of the same quali...

For the last time, chocolate milk does not come from a brown cow!

Have you ever found yourself explaining where food comes from to someone who doesn’t know much about agriculture? Perhaps it’s on something more complex than chocolate milk and brown cows.

People are becom...

In a world of constant hustle and bustle, it’s important to take the time to soak in your surroundings. I often stand in the footprints of my ancestors to acknowledge the land they tended to and pieces they’ve left. What still stands on the acreage my family cleared is...

When you picture a Wisconsin barn, what does it look like? They come in all different shapes and sizes across our state. From the red barn at your grandpa’s farm, to your uncle’s 1,000 cow dairy, there is a place for all in Wisconsin agriculture. My barn didn’t look th...

Seasons may come and go, but my deep love for agriculture remains. This love stems from early memories spent on my family’s dairy farm, and has only grown as I have pursued continual adventures in agriculture. Follow along as I recount ‘a day in the life of Abigail’ th...

People love sharing their stories. With the transparency of the world we live in, we hear, read and watch a lot of stories. My story began in Lake Mills, Wisconsin on my family farm, Krull Farms, which will be a young 100 years old in a few short years. It’s a family l...

Greetings from rural Crawford County! I am Sarah Achenbach, and my love of agriculture is rooted in my upbringing on a small, diversified farm in southwest corner of our state. Growing up on a farm, I learned about the hard work and dedication it takes to bring our Wis...

April 25, 2018

As soon as I could walk, I found myself outside in the barns, working alongside my dad on our family’s dairy farm. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve the farm. From learning to drive a tractor in the bumpy fields behind the house to handing my dad towels in...

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