Agriculture Archives for 2017-06

Casco Farm Wins National Award


By Mark Kanz




Kinnard Farms of Casco received an award this past week in Chicago from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.  The Kinnard family was one of three national winners in the category of Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability.  The award salutes dairy farmers for voluntary efforts to improve in the areas of economic, environmental and community impact.  The family farm Co-owner Lee Kinnard says the nomination was a surprise.

 



 

Kinnard says his operation is always looking for a better way.  He says there is no doubt the agriculture industry can have an impact on the environment, but technology is lessening that impact every day.  Judges for the award included representatives from the Wildlife Federation Fund and The Nature Conservancy.  He says one of the perks of the award ceremony was the ability to network with other industry leaders from around the world.

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Fairests Of The Fair Excited To Promote Agriculture During Landmark Year


By Tim Kowols




After winning their crowns last November, activities are beginning to hit full throttle for Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair Isabella Haen and Junior Fairest of the Fair Megan Salentine. The two have been making appearances across the area at local parades, road races, and other events as they promote the upcoming 100th Kewaunee County Fair. A herd person at Kinnard Farms, Haen says the fair's landmark anniversary and this summer's Farm Technology Days are an added bonus to wearing the crown this year.

 



 

For Salentine, a student at Luxemburg-Casco Middle School, it is an honor to promote agriculture in Kewaunee County.

 



 

Fairest of the Fair winners earn a scholarship while promoting agriculture and other Kewaunee County events during their reign before competing in the State Fairest of the Fairs competition.

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First Door County Organic Farm Set To Welcome Thousands For Sevastopol FFA Breakfast July 2nd


By Tim Kowols




A family tradition for four generations, it is what the Wilke family has done over the last five years on their farm that makes it a unique host for this year's Sevastopol FFA Dairy Breakfast. Wilke R Organic Farm in rural Sturgeon Bay is the first organic operation to host the annual Door County summer tradition in its 36-year history. Kevin Wilke says the decision to go organic with its 100 cows and 300 acres of owned and rented land was made to protect the community, including his wife Tricia and three daughters Rebecca, Rachel, and Ruth.

 



 

Other Door County-produced products will be featured at the Sevastopol FFA Dairy Breakfast, which takes place next Sunday at Wilke R Organic Farm beginning at 6:30 a.m.

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Extremely Wet June Putting Farmer's Crops At Risk


By Paul Schmitt



With the official start of summer today, farmers are normally looking for rain to help their crops grow, but too much of a good thing is not beneficial to a healthy harvest.  Rich Olson of Olson Family Farms in southern Door County says recent heavy rains and standing water in many fields are putting future crops in danger.







According to enviroweather.com, areas of Door County have received between five to seven inches of rain already in June when the total average rainfall is 3.62 inches for the entire month.  Olson says area farmers are already behind two to three weeks from late planting caused by a wetter than normal spring.   


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Cherry, Apple Crops Look Good After Last Week's Storms


By Tim Kowols




Cherry and apple orchard owners could be looking at big crops this year. The fruit trees weathered last week's storms thanks to a lack of hail and no high winds in the area. Wood Orchard owner Steve Wood says he is starting to see cherries form on his trees and believes they are on pace to be ready for the middle of July.



 

There are over 2,500 acres of cherries grown in Door County, making it one of the top producers of the fruit in the entire country.

 

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Manure Ordinances Get Heard By Kewaunee Board Of Health On Monday


By Tim Kowols




Two proposed ordinances for Kewaunee County are making their way through committee before being discussed at the board level.  The ordinances would require manure haulers to be certified, have electronic readers keeping track of spread manure, and use low-pressure methods to put nutrients on the fields. Don Niles of Peninsula Pride Farms says the ordinance regarding the low-pressure manure spreading is a great idea.

 



 

Lynn Utesch from Kewaunee CARES also says it is a good idea, but it needs to be done correctly.

 



 

After being discussed during Tuesday's Land and Water Conservation meeting, the two proposed ordinances are up for discussion during the Board of Health's meeting on June 19. The measures will go before the full county board later this summer.

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Strawberry Season Has Arrived


By Mark Kanz




If you've had a craving for strawberry shortcake or fresh strawberries on your ice cream, your wait is over.  Sully's Produce, a half mile west of the airport in Sturgeon Bay, began selling fresh strawberries at its produce stand this weekend.  Owner Steve Sullivan says the harvest is six or seven days later last year.

 



 

Sullivan says most of his strawberry fields are on higher ground and don't have any issues with standing water.  Kraynik's Berry Farm, west of Kewaunee, says it will open Monday for those who prefer the "pick your own" strawberry experience.

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Weather Posing Challenges For Spring Planting


By Tim Kowols




Mother Nature has been doing its best to delay farmers with their planting. Rain and cool temperatures in the early parts of spring made getting out to the fields a little more difficult. While the weather had improved before two straight days of heavy rain earlier this week, Rio Creek Feed Mill general manager Andy Barta says it has been a struggle for farmers and his employees working in the fields.

 



 

According to Bloomberg, spring wheat prices in the U.S. are rising due to a dry spell before this week's storms pushed crops into the worst shape they have been at this point of the year in three decades.

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Building Farm Technology Days From The Ground Up


By Tim Kowols




Volunteers will take the next few weeks to build an entire city in the middle of a field in Algoma. Preparations for this year's Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County are already underway as Ebert Enterprises prepares to welcome over 600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors for the three-day event. Seven generators will help power the 60-acre tent city, with an additional 10 miles of cable required to make sure the site has enough Wi-Fi coverage. Utilities committee member Ryan Hoffman was brought in to help due to his experience with working with other farms meeting their electrical needs and says the field being used for tent city offers a blank slate.

 



 

In addition to the technical infrastructure, 22,000 square feet of snow fence, 300,000 gallons of water, and 3,000 yards of woodchips will be required for the show, which runs from July 11-13.

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Kewaunee County Breakfast On The Farm Avoids Storms And Serves Over 5,000 Sunday


By Paul Schmitt




With humid temperatures in the high seventies and overcast skies on Sunday morning, the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm was able to accommodate over an estimated 5,000 people at the Wallace Dairy Farm in the town of Forestville. With over half-dozen huge tents sprawled across the countryside, families came to enjoy breakfast, a petting zoo of farm animals, children activities and horse-drawn rides and tours of the farm. The host of this year's Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, Paul Wallace, Jr., says the whole experience went smoothly Sunday.

 

 


Wallace took over the farm from his parents in 2013, after they moved to the area from Forest Junction in 1978. The Wallace Dairy Farm milks one hundred cows and farms 315 acres of owned and rented land.

 

 

 

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Paul Wallace visiting with a guest at "Breakfast on the Farm"

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Ebert Enterprises, Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Ready To Welcome People To Kewaunee County


By Tim Kowols




The countdown towards July's Wisconsin Farm Technology Days has officially begun after Ebert Enterprises and the show's committees welcomed members of the media Tuesday morning in Algoma. Introduced as the host family for the 64th annual event, Randy Ebert expressed gratitude to a number of people including his wife and children, his parents, his employees, and the committee members that have worked so hard for three years to make the event a reality.

 



 

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days General Manager Matt Glewen says it has become obvious in what he has seen and heard over the last several months is the pride Kewaunee County has in its agriculture.

 



 

Over 45,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event July 11 to 13, which makes it the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the biggest in the entire country.

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Wallace Family Prepares To Host Thousands For Kewaunee County Breakfast On The Farm


By Tim Kowols




At 100 cows and 315 acres of land owned and rented, what the Wallace Dairy Farm in Forestville lacks in size compared to past Breakfast on the Farm hosts it has in heart. Paul Wallace Jr. is the fourth generation in his family to operate a dairy farm, taking over for his parents in 2013. He is continuing to close on additional land and buildings, including the home he, his wife Corrina, and two children hope to live in soon. Wallace says it is an honor to host the annual event and let visitors get an up close view of his farm and his animals.

 



 

Volunteers to help set-up, serve, clean, and run activities are still needed for this year's Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, which takes place this Sunday from 8 a.m. until noon.

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Algoma Native Haack Sees The Other Side Of UW-Extension's Work


By Tim Kowols




A summer internship is giving Algoma native Carmen Haack a look behind the curtain at the Kewaunee County UW-Extension office.  Under the direction of agriculture educator Aerica Bjurstrom, Haack will assist the UW-Extension office with forage projects and calf and heifer surveys this summer. Haack is embracing the opportunity to work with local farmers, but the former 4-H member says she has learned a lot about the UW-Extension as a whole.

 



 

Haack is pursuing a degree in dairy science while also working towards a certificate in agriculture business management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Walter, Wallace Family Honored At Kewaunee County June Is Dairy Month Breakfast


By Tim Kowols




Kewaunee County community members toasted farmers with a carton of milk Thursday morning at the June in Dairy Month Kickoff Breakfast at the Rendezvous in Luxemburg. They also toasted the Wallace family for hosting the upcoming Breakfast on the Farm and Don Walter with its Honorary Volunteer Award. The owner of Walter's of Rio Creek and Walter's Hardware in Algoma, Walter said he did not know how important suppliers were to the agriculture industry in Kewaunee County.

 



 

Walter has been working at the two storefronts since he was in high school in the 1950s and currently runs them with the help of his wife Wendy and two daughters.  The kickoff event is the start of a busy June Dairy month for area farmers, including the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm on June 11.

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