Sturgeon Bay farmer Moriah Brey has her fingerprints on a plan aiming to help the ailing dairy industry in Wisconsin. Tapped by Governor Scott Walker at last year’s Farm Technology Days in Wood County, Brey and 30 other individuals with ties to the agriculture industry met over several months to help address the many issues that are leading to an average of two farms a day calling it quits. Recognizing the importance of exports and technology, funding for local roads, and encouraging young people to enter the industry were just some of the 51 recommendations made by the group. Brey is proud of the collaboration that took place to narrow down their ideas and develop a plan.
Of the 51 recommendation made by the task force, Brey says 19 of them are already in action.