Adventures in Agriculture

How has a year come and gone? I can remember standing on stage in Brown County for the

70th Alice in Dairyland Finals filled with emotion. My stomach twisted with nerves, and although I did not walk away as Alice, I stepped forward hopeful of bettering myself to become...

There are many things in life we may take for granted whether it is the technology behind our smartphones or the hours spent ensuring each bite of food we take is safe and wholesome. Last week, I had the chance to appreciate those who work in food safety while capturin...

In Wisconsin, we keep cheese close to our heads and our hearts. Whether it is top of mind for a snack, or it reminds us of friends and family working in the dairy industry, cheese brings pride to America’s Dairyland.

As my days left as Alice draw to a close, I cannot th...

My roots run deep in agriculture, just like the state of Wisconsin. I am the seventh generation, on both sides of my family, to have a career in the agriculture industry. In fact, my family and I are a part of the one in nine people working in Wisconsin who hold a job...

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...

This spring, I enjoyed tapping into Wisconsin’s sweet maple syrup industry. Being very familiar with the delicious treat, I wanted to learn the secrets of syrup production. That’s why I turned to the experts in Albany.

I first met Mr. Rupp and his Albany FFA students at...

Signs of spring are sprouting everywhere. Warmer temperatures have me reminiscing about summer days, fairs and festivals. In Wisconsin, we never shy away from the chance to celebrate an industry or tradition. Just look at June Dairy Month! Although my June was packed w...

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...

“If only it was that easy.” How many time have you caught yourself thinking or saying that when facing a challenge? Of course, our Wisconsin farmers and processors always have unique obstacles. Weather, technology, market prices, crop yields and animal health create co...

Mother Nature has shown her true color in 2019: white. This year, it seems we can’t escape the constant snowstorms and freezing temperatures. Bundled up in my Wisconsin mink coat, I am fortunate that my adventures have kept me indoors the past few months. Unfortunately...

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