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Annual Wisconsin Ag Statistic Publication Now Available

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its annual publication on agricultural statistics for each state. The 68-page document includes a welcome by State Statistician Greg Bussler and Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel. “I hope these statistics will allow those in agriculture to make informed…

Applications Available for 68th Alice in Dairyland

Do you enjoy delivering speeches, meeting people, traveling and working with school children? If so, you may want to consider applying to become Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the program. Applicants must be a Wisconsin…

DATCP Unveils Mobile-Friendly Interactive Farm to School Map

Farmers looking to sell into new, local markets and school districts looking to source locally grown foods now have a new means of connecting. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture has designed an interactive, multi-platform map of Farm to School activities in Wisconsin. “We are excited…

Potato Expo 2015 Networking Highlights

Make new contacts and meet with old friends at the Kick-off Reception in the Trade Show; Take advantage of niche networking receptions with tailored groups including Women in the Potato Industry, First-time Attendees, Young Professionals, and Potato Industry Leadership Institute Alumni; Exchange ideas and make…

Agricultural Safety Connection Presents A Complimentary Education Seminar

Date: January 8, 2015 Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Location: Stevens Point Holiday Inn This seminar will provide attendees with valuable information, current OSHA regulations and networking opportunities to facilitate a safe working environment. Seminar is at NO COST to you. Complimentary lunch is included. Limited space…

Governor’s Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit

Registration is now open for the Governor’s Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit. This year’s event will be held December 4-5, 2014 at The Waters of Minocqua in Minocqua, Wisconsin. The agenda includes presentations by agency leadership and time for one-on-one conversations. Hear general sessions on the…

In Memoriam — Theresa Alsum

Theresa Alberta Alsum journeyed home on Thursday, November 13, 2014 surrounded by loved ones and she will be deeply missed by all. Theresa was born on October 25, 1930, the daughter of Andrew and Minnie Homan. She married Newton Alsum on February 10, 1950. She…

USPB FY17-FY21 Long Range Plan Wisconsin “Listening” Session

To gather as much grower input as possible, the United States Potato Board (USPB) is conducting it’s first-ever series of “listening” sessions with growers across the country. February 4th, USPB Chief Marketing Officer, John Toaspern, and USPB Industry Communications & Policy Manager, Alexandra Grimm, along…

Top 5 Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss POTATO EXPO 2015

POTATO EXPO only comes around once a year. Register today so you can experience the networking, inspiration, and innovations at POTATO EXPO 2015. 5. Find Products, Services, and Solutions at the Cutting-Edge Trade Show POTATO EXPO 2015’s 60,000 square feet of exhibit space will showcase…

USDA Announces Nonregulated Status for Innate™ Potato

On November 7, 2014, the USDA announced that is has deregulated Innate™ potatoes, which enables them to be sold in the U.S. Here is a statement from the J.R. Simplot Company on the announcement: “The J.R. Simplot Company is pleased that the USDA has deregulated…

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