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Support during their darkest hour

CADOTT, Wis.  – Jeff and Trista Kenealy have responded to loss and struggle in the agricultural community several times by giving of themselves.

Learning livestock behavior

STRATFORD, Wis. – There are few times more stressful for a dairy farmer than when an animal is involved in a dangerous situation that is out of the farmer’s control.

Caramel apple dip

8 ounces cream cheese 1 jar of caramel topping 8 ounces whipped topping Press cream cheese into bottom of a pie pan. Layer most of caramel topping (save some to drizzle on top). Add whipped topping. …

The grounding power of flowers

WATERVILLE, Minn. – Two years ago, Kuball Dairy near Waterville became a haven for flower lovers who wanted to share in the kind of beauty that only a rural setting can provide. 

Berning Acres opens doors to the public

MENOMINEE, Ill. – Sharing their passion for dairy farming through tourism events at their farm came naturally for Matt and Natalie Berning. The couple, along with their five children, have been hosting educational, on-farm events for adults and children for the past two years.

Shedding light on mental health

LOGANVILLE, Wis. – Randy Roecker and Brenda Statz have experienced and witnessed depression first hand. Now, the friends are using their personal experiences to help others.

Bringing the benefits of PEMF

WATERTOWN, Wis. – Trying unique practices has always intrigued Sam Pitterle.

A day in the life of the Krals

HANSKA, Minn. – Corn silage harvest is a hectic time for Trevor Kral on his dairy near Hanska.

Choosing simple things in life

THORP, Wis. – For McKenna Mertens, there is no place like home.

Organic is right for them

BROWERVILLE, Minn. – The Salber family has operated an organic dairy farm for more than 20 years. Converting from conventional farming to organic was an easy decision for the family.

A constructive change

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – Allan and Ann Middendorf have accomplished many things in their years of dairy farming. They have raised four children, withstood volatile milk prices and switched to organic farming.

Tragedy strikes Jefferson County dairy

JEFFERSON, Wis. – The hopes and dreams of Derek and Meg Plucinski crumbled to the ground the day their barn caught fire. As they helplessly watched smoke and flames engulf the classic red …

Quality forage maintains production

Dave Stelter Wood Lake, Minnesota 300 cows Describe your farm and facilities. We have a freestall barn that we bed with sand. Our cows are milked in a double-6 parallel parlor. We farm about 750 …

Keeping dairy in the cards

WAUSAU, Wis. – The Ninnemann family of Wausau wanted to continue dairying on their Marathon County farm; but they knew in order to do so, they would have to make some changes.

Partying with pizza

GALESVILLE, Wis. – Among the emerging craft beer and wine scene developing through southern Trempealeau County sits Winghaven Pizza Farm. The land that the Grover family claimed in 1852 near Galesville has seen a lot of changes during the last 170 years, most recently emerging as a rural venue to offer pizza.

Outside the fence

WAUPUN, Wis. – From the road, it looks like any other farm. White barns and buildings sit wide open to the world at the end of a long, tree-lined drive. There is nothing to indicate that much …

Fresh, local, delicious

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. – The first day of school can bring excitement for many students and dread for others, but the school year at Eden Valley-Watkins High School in Eden Valley began with a popular change for most students.

ARKANSAW, Wis. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced details of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program Sept. 14. The program is …

Dairy's Working Youth

Owen Rosga Employer: Scott Lee Elroy, Wisconsin Juneau County 60 cows Royall High School 16 years old Questions for employer: Tell us your favorite experience of working with Owen. It’s just …

A routine of hard work

MEADOWLANDS, Minn. – Although dairy farms are few and far between in northeastern Minnesota, Anthony and Lyn Kozumplik are managing to keep their dairy business alive through the challenges they face.

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