Author: Warren Bluhm

Farm Technology Days 2017 opens Tuesday

Photo: Host farmer Randy Ebert leads a tour of Ebert Enterprises during Media Day for Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017, which begins Tuesday on the grounds of the farm outside Algoma. With just days to go, the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days grounds at Ebert Enterprises outside Algoma are teeming with activity, as crews prepare for the state’s largest agricultural exposition. The big event Tuesday through Thursday, which annually draws up to 45,000 visitors to the host community, is being held in Kewaunee County for the first time. The lights are scheduled to go on Friday; electrical lines were being...

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Renard’s Cheese profiled by The Country Today

The cheesemaking Renard family is profiled in the latest edition of The Country Today. When Howard Renard bought the Rosewood cheese plant on County Road S north of Algoma 56 years ago, all the cheese was raw milk and was made in two small vats in cramped quarters with living space attached. “My one cooler used to be my grandparents’ living room until 1971 when they moved to a new house next door,” said Chris Renard, Howard’s grandson and the third generation of family to operate the plant just north of the Kewaunee-Door county line. Click here for the...

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Need for blood donors reaches level of concern

The American Red Cross says it is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives. Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days. Blood drives are scheduled in Kewaunee County from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,...

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Chris Cox is headliner horse clinician at Farm Technology Days

Wisconsin is home to over 1 million dairy cows, but America’s Dairyland has a soft spot for horses. To showcase the passion for horses and equestrians in the state’s agricultural community, widely recognized horseman Chris Cox will be the headlining clinician at the 2017 Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. During the three-day show, Cox will be administering clinics on a number of different topics for people to take part in with their horses. Clinics will include correct riding, colt starting, building rider confidence, developing youth horsemanship and more. To take part in one of the clinics, ranging from...

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