Editor's note: This article is the next in a series featuring Wisconsin farmer-members of dairy cooperatives. The following article features Jason and Emily Stark, owners of Farm in the Dells of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. They’re members of Scenic Central Milk Producers.

A student from the Netherlands is seeing as much as possible of America’s Dairyland while here for a semester at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Inge Lugtenberg, 21, is a student from Luttenberg, Raalte, the Netherlands. She’s participating in a dairy-management and entrepreneurship exchange program between UW-River Falls and the Aeres University of Applied Sciences of Dronten, the Netherlands.

Understanding how a crop will grow in various places is key to getting more farmers to grow it. Rye is a cereal grain grown in parts of Europe, and although not a commonly grown crop in other regions, its characteristics make it a valuable option for farmers.

Consumers will find that butter will be costlier heading into the holiday-baking season. The main reason is simply demand. U.S. per capita consumption of butter reached record levels in 2021. And another record year for dairy exports is possible in 2022.

    When shopping for ingredients for a holiday feast, or unique gifts for friends and family, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection encourages everyone to watch for the “Something Special from Wisconsin” logo. It identifies genuine Wisconsin products.

      Agri-View offers a schedule of events of special interest to our readers. Some events and activities might require advance registration. Email agriview@madison.com with calendar submissions.

      When I need a safe place to escape from the stresses of modern life, memory takes me back to the barn in winter on the farm where I grew up.

      Squash, pumpkins and sunchokes have been cultivated by people in North America for hundreds and possibly thousands of years. The plants have provided sustenance for generations of families during the long winters common across much of our continent.

      Many things are new this year for the Unconventional Ag conference – a new name, a realigned agenda and, for the first time, inviting agriculture and food students to attend with scholarships.

      This month we’re hosting our annual event – newly renamed this year as Unconventional Ag, and formerly known as the Organic & Non-GMO Forum. It will be held Nov. 29-30 in Minneapolis. The two-day conference brings together farmers, grain handlers, processors, food marketers, equipment and technology providers, and others along the agricultural-supply chain. Discussions will ensue on specialty oilseed, grain, vegetable oil, and plant-protein production alongside trade and processing, as well as the latest on regenerative-, organic- and sustainable-agriculture methods.

      The first days of November along Wisconsin’s Lake Superior coast were unseasonably warm and pleasant. By the weekend of the change to Standard Time much-needed rain had come to parts of the coast, along with more-seasonable cool temperatures.

      MADISON, Wis. – Dairy and livestock farmers aren’t the only businesses using manure spreaders. Some sewerage districts use the equipment to apply treated biosolids to farm fields.

        In many ways, the United Soybean Board functions like the U.S. Congress.

        The panel that determines how checkoff funds are spent is large and diverse. Its 78 farmer-members work like a legislative body, divided into committees and subcommittees.

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