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Portage County Board Meeting to be Held August 18th

Ken Schroeder will be presenting “Portage County Agriculture: Value and Economic Impact” at the Portage County Board Meeting on August 18th at 5:00pm. We need Growers and Associate Division members to attend this meeting as we continue with our campaign to promote ourselves as Stewards…

Antigo Potato Research Field Day August 20

You are encouraged to join us at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 for our annual field day at the Langlade County Agricultural Research Station.  The station is located at the Langlade County Airport (corners of Hwy 64 and Hwy 52, just east of Antigo).…

Fall Variety Expo

The Fall Variety Expo and SPUDPRO Meeting will be held at the UW Hancock Storage Research Facility on November 4, 2015. Agenda: 1:00 pm          Expo Kickoff 2:30 pm          SPUDPRO meeting Come see and taste new varieties from the UW breeding program and elsewhere.…

Travel Safely and Swiftly To Farm Tech Days

MADISON, Wis. — Attendees to the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Dane County can easily plan their route thanks to an easy-to-navigate map, showing suggested routes for traffic flow and which roads are closed. Nestled between Sun Prairie and Marshall, this year’s host farm, the…

Langlade County Agriculture Educator Position Transition

We want to inform you that a transition is occurring in the Langlade County, UW-Extension Agriculture Educator position.  Effective July 1, 2015 Stephanie Plaster began to transition out of her role as Langlade County Agriculture Educator to a role with UW-Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources…

Mad Dog and Merrill Episode to Air August 30th

The Celebrate Plover event on July 25th had a few extra visitors this year. Not only was the Spudmobile there for people to learn about the Wisconsin potato industry, but so was the grilling duo Mad Dog and Merrill who were filming an episode dedicated…

Walker Fundraiser Set for August 11 in Wausau

Nick and Dianne Somers are hosting a fundraiser/luncheon on Tuesday, August 11 for Governor Scott Walker in Wausau.  The event begins at 11 a.m. with a reception and photo opportunity.  The luncheon begins at noon.  The event is located at the Granite Peak Ski Resort…

3rd Annual WELLers Walk

On Saturday, September 19th, the 3rd annual WELLers Walk will be held at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point from 9:00AM to 12:00 noon. This unique event offers participants the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the villagers in Cameroon, fetching water from the river…

GMO Labeling Bill Approved on House Floor

Last Thursday, by a vote of 275-150 the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R.1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will preempt state and local mandatory GMO labeling laws and create a national voluntary labeling law. The bill will eliminate the confusion and costs…

“Potatoes Raise the Bar” Launches at SNA

The United States Potato Board (USPB) officially launched its “Potatoes Raise the Bar” school nutrition program at the School Nutrition Association Annual Nutrition Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, July 12-15. This conference attracted 2,300 school nutrition and foodservice professional from across the country, including…

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