Sevastopol FFA alumni hosted quite a holiday event as nearly 5,000 tourists spent their Sunday on the Haberli Farm in Egg Harbor . The visitors not only got a heaping helping of quality dairy foods but also got a healthy serving of dairy knowledge.
4th of July has traditionally been a measuring point on how the corn crop is progressing. And even though the old adage knee high by the fourth of july is dated. This year most growers would have been satisfied with that level of growth.
Dairy producers have been seeing better price margins over the past 18-24 months. As a result farmers have been reinvesting those dollars to modernize their opertaions. Today we share two examples of what producers have done to increase cow comfort .
It was a day of dairy delights and dairy knowledge as the dairy promotion committees in Marinette and Calumet counties hosted thousands of guests for a June dairy month celebration. A fun filled family event packed with dairy treats and dairy knowledge.
The Secretaries from Workforce Development and the Department of Agriculture were on hand at the Larry Krepline farm in Brilion to recognize a program that is helping vocational rehab participants who are looking for on farm employment.
The efforts of the Brillion FFA marketing team has resulted in a state championship and a trip to nationals.Three of the members of the team explained to Ag Reporter Mike Austin the value of the project and how they are trying to get other FFA chapters involved.
Its exciting to see the interest that youth have in the UW Extension livestock project area. About 150 youth partcipated in the project judging contest that was held recently at the fairgrounds in Manitowoc. Organizers say the program is drawing the interest of youth from off the farm as well as those from the farm.
The goal of every dairy producer is to make sure they are able to keep a line of top producing cows in their milking herd. To do that you need strong replacements and that all begins with the quality care provided in raising those calves
Breakfast on the farm is a June Dairy Month tradition and again this weekend thousands enjoyed a family day on the farm including those who visited the Radloff farm in Winnebago County.
There has been a lot of talk about the age of todays farmers and who will be responsible for producing our food and fiber in the future. Here in Wisconsin it looks like that next generation of agriculturalist is ready to take up that challenge