Saving the Family Farm: Passing the Operation on to the Next Generation

Updated: 11/15/2013 - For Wisconsin's dairy farmers, farming isn't just a job, it's a way of life. For many farming families, like the Prahl family of Granite Vu Farm, LLC. near Nutterville, it's the only life they've known. "Bob, my husband's, great-grandfather homesteaded it in 1879. We have a thing that says it's on lease from the Lord, because we've been very blessed for the last 134 years to keep it in the family," said Mary Jo Prahl.

Saving the Family Farm: A Look at Large Dairy Farms and Why they Draw Controversy

Updated: 11/13/2013 - Chances are, when you think of a traditional dairy farm, you picture a barn with maybe 60 to 100 cows inside. "They're not as economical as they used to be, you've really got to be efficient to run a farm that size," said Marathon County Extension Dairy Agent, Heather Schlesser. While there are efficient farms on the smaller scale, the reality is your traditional farms seem to be getting bigger.

'Preppers' in Brighter Spotlight after Natural Disaster

Posted: 11/05/2012 - You may have seen the National Geographic show "Doomsday Preppers," and wondered if it really is all that common. It turns out; there are preppers all over the nation, including central Wisconsin.

Colonoscopy: Easy, Painless Way of Preventing Cancer

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Since I'm closing in on 50, I decided to have my first colonoscopy. The folks at the Marshfield Clinic were kind enough to let us take a camera along in on the procedure, just to show how easy and painless it is. And to get the word out on how effective it is in preventing colon cancer.

Great Gardens: Hospice House Garden

Updated: 07/08/2012 - The yard is a place where many of us get away to find some peace and quiet. Some traquility to unwind from the hustle and bustle of life. There's one greenspace in the area where those mini get-aways take on even more importance, the Hospice House Garden in Wausau.

SPECIAL REPORT: Political Ads Spar over Jobs Numbers

Posted: 05/22/2012 - It’s turned into a war of numbers between Democrats and Republicans in the weeks leading up to the recall election. Both Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are using different numbers to highlight Wisconsin’s progress on the jobs front.

SPECIAL REPORT: Think Twice Before You Plug in Headphones

Posted: 05/21/2012 - Before you plug headphones into your iPod, think twice about it. You could be affecting your hearing for years to come. It all comes down to how loud you’re playing those tunes. And the younger you are the worse it can be.

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