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  • February 13, 2016

The Country Today

Farm

After globe-trotting civil engineering career, retired Sawyer County couple says they’re … Livin' the dream

WINTER — When Dan Kaiser was 10 years old, he had two dreams — to work overseas and to live on a farm.

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Geri and Kan Kaiser

When the kids move back in: Breezy Hill sees new opportunities as calf rearing returns to Waupaca County farm

WEYAUWEGA — Brothers Scott and Steve Bartel and Scott’s wife, Stacy, were happy with their calf raiser. They sent newborns out the door and got them back well started at 7 or 8 months old. It was a system that worked, but as of this past summer, they are back to raising calves, and the adjustment has offered both opportunities and challenges.

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Bartel family

Fresh idea: Yellowstone Cheese finds success using milk from owners’ neighboring farm

CADOTT — After about a decade of deal­ing with fluc­tu­at­ing milk prices, Jeremy and Heidi Ke­nealy were look­ing for a way to earn a more steady in­come.

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Yellowstone Cheese, Cadott

Sparta family works together to create a … Pig paradise

SPARTA — It’s the coldest part of winter in western Wisconsin, but the new piglets are toasty warm in the farrowing barn at Swenson Fine Swine in Monroe County. Between December and March, Todd and Colleen Swenson will welcome 20 to 25 litters of piglets into the world.

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Swenson family

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