Compeer Will Match Your FFA Contributions on Giving Tuesday

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America again has pledged $2,500 in matching funds to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation to help kickoff this year’s giving season on #GivingTuesday – Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Foundation invites friends and benefactors to…


Farmer Angel Network Hosting Program December 9th

The Farmer Angel Network is hosting a virtual program on December 9th titled “I Am The Farm.” The details foe the event can be found below: I Am The Farm -Sue Sharp, Driftless Life Coaching, presenter. This will be held via Zoom video conference.…


Tips for Giving Tuesday

Now more than ever, charities are relying on the generosity of donors to meet the increased need for their services across our state. This Giving Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the…


Dairy Signal Speakers Announced for Week 35

Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), announces the line-up of speakers for week 35 of The Dairy Signal™.  As the calendar year winds down, this week’s episodes will focus on the financial side of dairy farming to help producers analyze year-end…


Opinion: Will it be waves or ripples for U.S. trade policy?

By John HolevoetDirector of government affairsEdge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Changes are coming to U.S. trade policy, but it is too early to tell if we should expect dramatic waves or subtle ripples during the next four years. In the past decade, we…


Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection warns of scams surfacing in the pandemic

In the season of giving, scammers are still trying to take advantage of people’s money and personal information. Randy Romanski, secretary-designee for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, said the consumer…


Rio Teacher Recognized for Agricultural Literacy Work

 Lori Bongert, a fourth-grade teacher at Rio Elementary School in Columbia County, is this year’s recipient of Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation…


Maple Leaf Cooperative Launches Go Fund Me to Help Pay Winter Bills at the Factory

The Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative launched a Go Fund Me campaign: gofundme.com/f/save-the-maple-leaf-cheese-coop to help keep the factory heated over the winter, says Jeremy Mayer, President. “The 25 hardworking farm families who own Maple Leaf…


2021 State Park Admission Passes On Sale Dec. 1

Anyone looking for the perfect holiday gift for outdoor enthusiasts can purchase the new 2021 Wisconsin State Park admission sticker or trail pass just in time for the holidays. The 2021 state park stickers and state trail passes go on sale Dec. 1.…


PPP Loan Forgiveness– Live webinar offered Dec. 11th on what farmers need to know

The next few weeks are year-end financial and tax planning time for a lot of Wisconsin farms. It is the time to gather all the receipts and documentation needed for the accountant or tax preparer. Farms that obtained a Paycheck Protection Program…