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July 2, 2018
DATCP Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery CEO Paul Bauer (left) pose with other representatives during the Wisconsin Cheese Day celebration on June 25. Zach Dwyer / RiverTown Multimedia
State representatives celebrate local impact of cheese industry
July 2, 2018 - 7:33pm
May 19, 2018
Tina Vanasse, owner of a Spring Valley farm said the mom of their albino calf is a shorthorn cross and offers her own unique color. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
April snow helped camouflage albino calf
May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
April 5, 2018
Wood's Maple Orchard has been winning awards for their maple syrup for 60 years. Shown holding the awards won over the years are (front row, from left) Jason Wood, Jacob Wood and Steve Wood. (back row) Ed Swenson, Ty Fisher, Corey Norby, Jon Wood and Bert Swenson. Submitted photo
Maple syrup producer uses technology to improve process
April 5, 2018 - 5:32pm
March 29, 2018
Ryan Browne and his wife Lindsey Baris are busy making maple syrup at Rising Sun Farm outside of River Falls. Rising Sun Farm has been in operation for 40 years; Browne and Baris took over from Ryan's dad Roger. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
Maple syrup season has started
March 29, 2018 - 1:17pm
March 13, 2018
Blake Brenner will be opening Brenner Lumber the week of March 12. He is excited to serve the community with a lumberyard since the town has been without a lumberyard for awhile. Pictured (left to right) Kinsley Brenner, Blake Brenner, Rachael Brenner, and Adeline Brenner. Submitted photo
New lumberyard to open in Ellsworth
March 13, 2018 - 5:36pm
January 12, 2018
Charles Conroy, second from right, and his children were recognized at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair for their farm’s 150 years. Conroy’s farm is in Bay City. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Fair
Wisconsin State Fair seeking Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home applicants
January 12, 2018 - 8:00am
January 11, 2018
FSA county elections results are in
January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
December 17, 2017
Pierce County Farm Bureau was represented at the 98th Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference (from left to right): Tom Benitz, Kevin Knutson, Laura Benitz (holding Kari), Judy Knutson, Leanne Kimball and Peter Kimball. Photos courtesy of the Pierce County Farm Bureau
Pierce County Farm Bureau members attend agriculturist conference
December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 14, 2017
Tree sales at Oasis Eatery at Nesbitt’s Nursery & Orchard are not seeing any changes in sales due to a national Christmas tree shortage. Photo submitted by Leah Nesbitt-Miller
Christmas tree shortage? Not around here
December 14, 2017 - 10:00am
November 13, 2017
Aaron Moore, the new County Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency, hopes farmers will stop in for information at his office, 412 W. Kinne St. He began his new role Sept. 5. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia
Moore brings wealth of ag experience to director position
November 13, 2017 - 8:00am
August 8, 2017
Late blight can destroy tomato and potato plants in seven to 10 days, according to the UW-Extension office. The fungus-like water mold can decimate the plants if weather conditions are cool and wet. Photo courtesy of UW-Extension program
Late blight found in Pierce County
August 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
July 17, 2017
Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period in Pierce County now open
July 17, 2017 - 10:00am
May 3, 2017
The Kelly family raises chickens on their farm near Red Wing. Marty Kelly says he teaches his children safe handling and hygiene practices when caring for the birds. Photo courtesy of Marty Kelly
Keep safe keeping backyard chickens
May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 26, 2017
“I fell so hard in love with this pig within the first five minutes of meeting him,” said sanctuary founder, Kara Breci. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
April 26, 2017 - 3:00pm