Abby Wiedmeyer

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Making time to diversify

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Jerry and Shirley Wagner have been milking cows for many years, and as the dairy industry changes, they adapt with it in their own way.

7 generations of work, success

LYNDON STATION, Wis. — The year was 1856, and James McGowan was an Irish immigrant living in New York.

A smooth dose of dairy

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Five University of Wisconsin-River Falls students were recognized July 17 as winners of the 2023 Dairy Management Inc. New Product Competition with their original dairy product, RootCurd.

A full day of dairy learning

VIROQUA, Wis. — The rain dampened the ground but not the spirits of the 38 youth attending the annual Day of Dairy Aug. 14 in Viroqua.

Dairy provides foundation for diversity

HAZEL GREEN, Wis. — Troy Leibfried grew up helping on his family’s dairy farm and always knew a career in agriculture was in his future.

Adapting with the times

ROCK SPRINGS, Wis. — The Nolden family committed to their dairy career in 1996 when they started milking in their current site, Narrows Dairy Farm near Rock Springs.

Hot Chocolate: Good drink, great cow

We had one cow in particular that had been with us for most of our dairy career. Her name is Hot Chocolate, and she was born about a week before Thanksgiving in 2017.

Investing in the future of dairy

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Plans are underway for a new Dairy Pilot Plant and Training Center to be built at University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm.

Working together on, off the farm

WEST SALEM, Wis. – The fog hung heavy over the buildings at Lang Haven in La Crosse County on the morning of Aug. 3, setting the scene for the humid, 91-degree day that lay ahead.

Book inspires discussion on mental wellness

SPRING GREEN, Wis. – When Wisconsin author Michael Perry sent his latest book, “Forty Acres Deep,” to publishers in New York, they had no interest in printing the piece.

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