Supporting Self-Employed With Disabilities

New changes to the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Existing Business policy will make it easier for self-employed individuals with disabilities to access funds for assistive technology. With…


Dairy Farmers Wanted In Digester Conversation

Dairy cattle manure is already recognized as a valuable fertilizer, but its potential as a renewable energy source has still not been fully realized. Dairy farmers often do not consider biomass energy investments because of the regulatory and…


Evers Proclaims Farm Safety Week

Wisconsin’s farmers and agriculturists are essential to Wisconsin and its economy, contributing $104.8 billion dollars to it’s economy annually. The safety and health of farmers is of top priority, says Gov. Tony Evers, focusing on preventing…


Look Out For Each Other

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County founder and outreach coordinator Susan Springer references 820 suicides in 2020 as reported by the Department of Health Services. For every one of those…


Hay Supply Favorable In Wisconsin

Hay making season is winding down here in the state of Wisconsin as fall is nearing. That will also increase the need to now feed some of those forages harvested to our livestock through the fall and winter. Richard Halopka, Crops & Soils…


Students Test Skills In Weed Science

This summer Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) affiliates in the North Central and Southern regions gave nearly 100 students from 18 universities a chance to test their weed science know-how. Both organizations sponsored hard-fought…


Alpaca Fiber Proves Popular

Ginny Olson of Fevolden Farm Alpacas in Black River Falls can be found at most festivals featuring animal fibers or local businesses. Her family’s farm raises alpacas for fiber and turns those fibers into products for crafts or fashion. Olson says…


Meet The Leopold Conservation Award Finalists

Three finalists have been selected for the 2021 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award recognizes farmers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land,…


New Leadership For Beef Council

The Wisconsin Beef Council Board elected new leadership and established priorities to drive demand for beef in the 2022 fiscal year during its annual meeting held in September. Rosie Lisowe, a dairy farmer from Chilton, Wis., will lead the…


DATCP, DOJ Reach Settlement With StubHub

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement reached with California-based StubHub, Inc. regarding the company’s refusal to pay refunds to Wisconsin…