Agriculture


If You Give a Class a Calf: Registration Now Open for Wisconsin’s ‘Adopt a Cow’ Program

Classrooms can follow the life of a calf through its first year on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Looking for a classroom pet? How about a 100-pound dairy calf–No cage or cleanup required?! Now through Sept. 15, teachers can register for “Adopt a Cow,” a free, year-long experience that allows classrooms to follow a calf through...

Dane County Farmers Market
Calling All Home Chefs! Your Best Recipes Needed as Wisconsin’s Biggest Farmers’ Market Turns 50.

Cookbook to showcase unique ways to use Wisconsin-grown or made products from the hundreds of producers at the Dane County Farmers’ Market.

Cows graze on a Trempeauleau County farm. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Large Farms Worsen Water Quality Concerns, Report Finds 

Environmental groups find waste from mega-farms is endangering water throughout the state.

Dairy farmers across Wisconsin have struggled during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some said they would not still be in business without financial assistance from the state and federal government. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After 2 Years of COVID, Farmers Look to Turn Things Around in 2022

Wisconsin farmers have hard a rough couple years. Recent investments could help reverse that trend.

Farm to School
State Hopes Farm to School Program Can Address Supply Chain Issues in School Cafeterias

To address the issue and help schools and Wisconsin farmers, many of whom are struggling financially, organizations are partnering to better link farmers to schools.

"Fighting Bob" La Follette's birthplace, still operating as a dairy farm, is shutting down. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
170 Years Later, ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette’s Childhood Dairy Farm Is Shutting Down

The legendary progressive politician's birthplace will become Wisconsin's latest dairy farm loss.

Cows graze on a Trempeauleau County farm. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Still-Struggling Farmers Will Get New COVID Relief Money

Wisconsin will award new funds made available by the federal American Rescue Plan.