Familiar Faces Staffing New Veterinary Clinic in Antigo

February 18, 2015

The facility is new, but the faces will be familiar when the Spring Brook Veterinary Clinic opens Monday. The clinic, located across from Menards at 334 East State Highway 64, is being opened by Doctors Sharon Brunzlick and Dan Turunen, who previous worked together in animal health care in the community. Joining them on staff will be technician Betsy Remington, office manager Peggy Resch and assistant Kathy Wendt. “We’re excited to be back in the area and are looking forward to seeing a lot of people we’ve seen before,” Brunzlick said. Brunzlick and Turunen are returning to Antigo after working … Continue reading

Doggy Day Care Gives Pet Owners New Options

February 18, 2015

ANTIGO – What exactly does your dog do when you go to work all day? Recent videos show that dogs don’t do much. Some pet experts think that’s not a good thing. “It’s so crucial to get a dog tired. A tired dog is a good dog,” says Jenny Kressin, owner of Jenny’s House of Dogs. “One that’s bored is not a good thing because they get into mischief. It can cause a lot of issues. They can chew up something they shouldn’t, eat something they shouldn’t, destroy your house.” Jenny Kressin opened up the first doggy day care in … Continue reading

Wisconsin Exports Record Value of Agricultural Products in 2014

February 16, 2015

DATCP NEWS: Wisconsin exports record value of agricultural products in 2014 MADISON – As Governor Scott Walker’s news release mentioned this morning, Wisconsin’s agricultural exports rose by 13.6 percent in 2014 to a record $3.7 billion.  The state’s increase was nearly three times greater than the growth rate for total U.S. agriculture exports in 2014 and marks the fifth straight year the Wisconsin’s numbers have risen. Below is a more detailed look at the top agricultural exports and where they were sent. 2014 Agriculture Export Highlights January – December 2014  From January to December 2014, Wisconsin exported more than … Continue reading

Jenny Kressin’s House of Dogs Provides The Things Canines Love

February 10, 2015

A business catering to all-things canine has relocated to Antigo’s north side, with some expanded services as well. Jenny’s House of Dogs, owned by Jenny Kressin, offers dog training, grooming, massage and now doggie day care to the furry set from offices at 29773 Hwy. 45 North, formerly Pampered Pet. “People really have changing attitudes about their dogs,” Kressin, who moved to the Antigo area from Racine several years ago, “They are becoming more and more part of the family. They are like furry children to some people.” Kressin hosts group and private lessons for everything from puppy and basic … Continue reading

WPVGA Presents Annual Industry Awards

February 9, 2015

In addition to its annual Hall of Fame induction, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) presented several other annual industry awards at a banquet held February 4, 2015 in Stevens Point. Among those awards, Eric Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, Inc., Antigo, was named WPVGA Young Grower of the Year. WPVGA Executive Director Tamas Houlihan recognized Schroeder for his leadership and active involvement in the potato industry.   “Eric has been extremely active in the potato industry, serving on both the WPVGA and the Wisconsin Seed Potato Improvement Association board of directors, while also serving as a Wisconsin … Continue reading

Farmers Can Avoid Run Off Headaches

January 12, 2015

There will be a Langlade County informational meeting on January 16 on avoiding run off headaches.  Please call 715-627-6292 for more information.  For the complete article from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculature, Trade and Consumer Protection, click here – Farmers Can Avoid Runoff Headaches.

Langlade County has a Strong Economic Development Force

December 16, 2014

Antigo may be in the driver’s seat as the economic engine revs up across the northwoods. A rare three-agency shuffle has placed Langlade County residents—all  women—in charge of public entities guiding development efforts at the local and regional level. Angie Close is now the director of the Langlade County Economic Development Board while her old boss, Chris Berry, has assumed duties as regional account manager for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. And Angi Schreiber, who has worked with Berry  and Close on a variety of  projects, has been named executive director of  the Grow North Regional Economic Development Board. “It’s very positive … Continue reading

Top Winter Wheat, Oat Producing Counties Determined for 2014

December 15, 2014

New estimates by the USDA give us an indication of what counties produced the most winter wheat and oat crops during the past growing season. The agency says Dane County was the largest winter wheat producing county in Wisconsin in 2014 with about 1.11 million bushels. The area has been in the top three counties in the state for production since estimates began in 1966. Dodge and Manitowoc were second and third this year; with east central Wisconsin being the largest wheat producing district. The highest yielding county was also Dane with a yield of 79.1 bushels per acre. Wood … Continue reading

Houlihan Will Head Potato Association

December 9, 2014

The board of directors of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association has named Tamas Houlihan executive director. He has been serving as interim executive director since August of 2014. Association President Larry Alsum of Alsum Farms & Produce, Friesland, said he is pleased to have Houlihan assume the association’s leadership role. “I’m very excited about the future of the WPVGA under the leadership of Tamas Houlihan,” Alsum said. “His knowledge of the industry and communication skills make him an excellent choice to give the association leadership and direction in the years to come. His experience working with growers and … Continue reading

Wisconsin Remains an Ag Export Leader

December 2, 2014

Consumers around the world continue to buy more Wisconsin foods and agricultural products, according to data released by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses have exported nearly $2.8 billion worth of agricultural products to 138 countries so far this year, a 17 percent increase over the same period in 2013. “Our state was built on the success of our hard-working farmers, and others in the agriculture industry,” Gov. Scott Walker said.  “We will continue to support advances in technology, and promote expansion, so those working in agriculture can grow their business, increase exports, … Continue reading