Adventures in Agriculture

“How many of you come from a farm?” I always ask this question when speaking with elementary students. Occasionally, one or two students will raise their hands. More often, they tell me stories of visiting their grandparents’ farms on weekends or holidays.  

Our state i...

Wisconsin has much to be proud of from our diverse agriculture industry to fruitful businesses. One of the best parts of my job as Alice is to share the success stories of those who provide food, fuel and fiber for the world. Those tales are becoming more prominent as...

We are in the month of love, and it is no coincidence February is also widely recognized as American Heart Month. Cards, chocolate and flowers are all sweet ways to tell someone you care, but cranberries go straight to the heart. More than just a holiday side dish, tho...

Grown with love, the story of cranberries in Wisconsin is one rich with family heritage and history.

Medals, plaques and trophies are often marks of greatness. They celebrate quality, reward dedication and inspire persistence to succeed. In Wisconsin, our awards case is quite full with the accomplishments of our farmers and processors.

Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland,...

Stomping around the farm in my kid-sized work boots, the strength of my parents often amazed me. There was plenty of work to do on our dairy farm. One of my first tasks was to give fresh water to our baby calves. Struggling to carry a full pail, I used my little red wa...

Food has a tendency to bring people together. The smells of warm breakfast can get even the sleepiest of individuals out of bed. Friends who need to catch up go out to lunch. Families gather around a table at night to discuss their day. In my life, food brought our fam...

Each Fourth of July, homes are beautifully decorated with American flags and patriotic decor. People wear red, white and blue outfits to gather with family and friends. Fireworks fill night skies with dazzling displays of color. Among all the traditions we have to cele...

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