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The shot heard ‘round the farm: Dad’s baseball is a goner

Remember the classic scene in “The Sandlot?” When Smalls hits a homer into the neighbor’s yard...and it turns out the ...

Showing animals and learning lessons at the Dane County Fair

It’s peak county fair season in Wisconsin. For many children at the Dane County Fair, it’s more than the Tilt-A-Whirl ...

Wisconsin farmer reflects on a life in agriculture in book of poems

The poetry in Daniel Smith’s book “Ancestral” reflects on life and farming in the Driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin. WPR’s ...

Farmer Explains Why You Should Sing To Cows

I have previously confessed this crime. Specifically to note, I was born to Methodists.  Methodists by moral instinct rarely do ...

In Sauk County, a conservationist helps farmers transition to managed grazing

Serge Koenig has served Sauk County, Wisconsin, for nearly 30 years as a county conservationist. He’s seen numerous changes throughout ...

‘I Did This All My Life’: One Family Farm’s Fight For Survival

Most people will never see a farm like the one I grew up on. But you don’t just see a ...

Abundance and Transformation: A Trip Through Fermentation Fest’s Farm/Art DTour

Fermentation Fest has been celebrating all things live culture for more than a decade. The festival's Farm/Art DTour sends people ...

Rare Wisconsin Tobacco Farmers Hang On To Tradition

Tobacco used to be a major cash crop in Wisconsin, but today very few farms remain. Those that do are ...

The Lands We Share: Danell Cross & Metcalfe Park Legacy Garden

Metcalfe Park Legacy Garden in Milwaukee has transformed several vacant lots into a vibrant place for community gatherings and education. ...

The Full Moon Faux Pas

The super blood wolf moon is coming! While this sounds creepy, it’s actually just a close-up lunar eclipse that turns ...

The Lands We Share: Drew Dettmann

In the 1950s, there were over 100,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin. Today, fewer than 10,000 remain. The Dettmann family, descendants ...

The Lands We Share: The Vangs

In the mid 1970s, Cheu and Chia Vang of Laos moved to the United States from a refugee camp in ...

The Lands We Share: Laura Manthe & The Oneida White Corn Growers

White corn has long played a central role in the traditions of the Oneida Nation. In recent years, people living ...

The Lands We Share: The Allens

Husband and wife Russell and Chris Allen just finished their 43rd season running Allen’s Allenville Produce. It's a farm, farm ...

Young Farmers Grow And Sell Produce In Sherman Park

On a recent hot and sunny afternoon on the north side of Milwaukee, about half a dozen Young Farmers are ...