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Looking Back and Looking Forward

Throughout 2019, many farmers across the state of Wisconsin were faced with relentless rain events, delaying the planting of their crops. Delayed planting of crops usually decreases annual yields. An abundance of rain is not only hard on livestock, but also can be hard on crops. According to Wisconsin Public Radio, the number of dairy […]

Holiday Wishes

This holiday season, my family is sending the warmest of wishes to all those who contribute to the agricultural community. As you’re enjoying your holiday meal, I encourage you to remember that the wholesome foods we eat come from America’s hardworking farmers and ranchers, along with their valued employees.  Holidays bring many families together, and […]

Thanksgiving Reflections

As Thanksgiving approaches, I have a lot to be grateful for. However, I am especially thankful that I was born and raised on a beautiful, fifth-generation, grass-based dairy farm that, along with other farms, produces the wholesome food everyone across the country will be consuming on Thanksgiving Day. Working in the rain, snow, heat, and […]

2019 Barn Dance Success!

The 10th annual Barn Dance Fundraiser was a hit! With 175 people in attendance, the event raised about $13,000 for the non-profit organization, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership. Watch the video below to see how barn dance attendees kicked up their heels and rocked the dance floor while our very own Justin Palm (Valerie Klessig’s husband) […]

Another Successful Barn Dance!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Partnering for Progress annual barn dance a success at our farm! This annual event supports Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Gathering Waters, and the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. A big thanks to the band Copper Box for keeping the dance floor hoppin’ all evening! […]