Amid objects, DNR approves plans for large-scale hog farm in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved plans from the owner of a large-scale hog farm to build a second concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, in the state’s Driftless Area. The DNR issued a wastewater permit on Friday for Howard “AV” Roth, owner of Roth Feeder Pig, Inc., to build a second facility … Read more

UW-Madison moves forward with overhaul of Farm and Industry Short Course

Cheri Klussendorf graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course in 2002. The 16-week on-campus certificate program is where she met her husband, Ryan, and where she decided to take a chance on dairy farming. “I came from a dairy farm background but had no intentions of wanting to farm,” Klussendorf said. … Read more