The fair board is hoping to offer its usual spread despite COVID-19, but other options are being explored as backup plans.
Dairy farmers are facing a new set of challenges during the pandemic.
This year’s Alice in Dairyland finals have been postponed and will not feature any planned public events in Walworth County, but the county will host the finals next year, a spokesman said Friday.
A Milton woman is among six finalists to be the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Saturday.
When Rock County's UW Extension office switched from local to regional management in 2018, some asked whether counties would get less help with agricultural research and other services. But officials say that hasn't happened.
Residents filled La Prairie Town Hall on Tuesday night to discuss concerns over the possibility of a large-scale chicken farm coming to town.
Town officials are seeking public input Tuesday on a proposal to construct a chicken farm that eventually will house 3 million birds in the town of La Prairie.
A year of wet weather, tariffs and an ongoing trade war with China has left crop prices flat. Small family farms such as Jacob Bobolz’s operation are looking for some kind of silver lining, but that might be tough to see.
This year's fur and feather sale raised $65,020. Of that, $3,440 went to next year's scholarships.
Hard work was the first thing that came to Dane Trustem's mind when thinking about how he raised his supreme champion Holstein.
It was an excellent meat animal sale thanks to a strong turnout and great weather Friday at the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds.
The Clinton High School graduate won grand champion for the first time at his final year at the Rock County 4-H Fair.
Champions animals at the Rock County 4-H Fair are tested for performance enhancing drugs.
Sixteen-year-old Grace Peterson shed tears of joy after winning the award with her lamb, Teddy. Peterson's younger brother Tucker won the same award last year.
The animal was not injured and was returned to its stall. Traffic was backed up for around five minutes at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Randall Avenue.
If you're going to the Rock County 4-H Fair, look out for the Flemish giants and frizzle chickens.
On Thursday, judging took place in the Rock County 4-H Fair's carcass contest.
Ben and Meghan Snare took the unusual step of leaving their Chicagoland home and moving to Rock County to start a CSA farm.
Wisconsin farmer groups can now apply for 2020 state watershed protection funding, according to a news release.
Regulations on large-scale farms in Walworth County could change in coming months.
The Walworth County Steak Cookout runs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17,at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn.
The event runs from 4-7 p.m. at the Walworth County Fairgrounds.
Now that backyard beekeeping is regulated and allowed, local beekeepers hope Janesville residents welcome bees rather than fear them.
International agricultural chemical company Nutrien plans to build a $10 million fertilizer plant and regional office in the town of Rock.
After three straight years of some of the biggest harvests in state history, crop production could take a hit this fall after a cool, wet spring that doesn't seem to end.
The annual event is expected to bring hundreds of guests to Elkhorn on Saturday to celebrate and support local dairy farmers.
After a rainy day last year, the 43rd annual Rock County Dairy Breakfast is returning to the Kersten farm for a second-straight year this Saturday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency will once again accept applications for a land conservation program starting Monday.
Abigail Martin's love for dairy started years ago on her family's dairy farm in Milton. It will continue at least one year longer as she begins her tenure as the state's 72nd Alice in Dairyland.
As markets for commodities soften, more local landowners are considering a different source of income: leasing their fields for solar development.
Abigail Martin of Milton will serve as Wisconsin's 72nd Alice in Dairyland after being selected for the honor at a ceremony Saturday night in Monroe.
A town’s appeal over a decision to issue a permit to a large Green County dairy farm has entered its earliest stages in the state court system.
Sometimes, people who start community supported agriculture farms think the key to a successful CSA is growing good food. They're only partially correct.
First Congressional District residents are invited to a meeting in Burlington on Thursday at which the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be discussed.
In an industry fraught with low commodity prices and farm closures, meat processing mostly has been insulated from such hardships.
Despite tight regulations, Janesvillians can buy a derivative of cannabis locally called CBD, or cannabidiol. But laws on CBD are still hazy.
A group of farmers and residents in the Darien area is collecting donations of farm equipment and other products for flood-stricken Nebraska.
A Rock County Board committee is seeking new blood on the Rock County Drainage Board, an agency that has experienced its fair share of controversy in recent years.
Rain last fall might have delayed harvest season for local farmers, but it had little impact on the strong corn and soybean yields that have become a regional staple.
A statewide program is offering compensation for farmers whose roofs were damaged by heavy snowfall, according to a news release.
J's Feeds has only been open a few years, but it's already altered its business strategies as relentless challenges plague the agriculture industry.
UW Extension will offer a farm succession program March 20 in Burlington to help farmers navigate the future of their farms, according to a release.