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Brickner’s of Antigo is Expanding

June 26, 2015

Brickner’s of Antigo and RV Center is expanding. Its body shop, currently at 206 Superior Street in Antigo is going to be replaced with a new, expanded facility at 1900 Jerome Street, just down the street from the current dealership. The 17,886 sq. ft. facility will have 3 paint booths, with one of them being a 48’ semi down draft booth that will handle the large jobs like campers, motorhomes, trailers and HD trucks. The new shop will also handle RV Repair to enhance the Brickner’s of Antigo RV Center’s capacity to repair RV’s. Members of the Brickners staff, along … Continue reading

Potato Board Election Results

June 26, 2015

Wisconsin’s potato growers have elected one new director and re-elected two directors to the industry’s market order board. Elected in District 2 is Richard Okray of Plover. Re-elected in District 1 is John T. Schroeder of Antigo; and re-elected in District 3 is John Bobeck of Markesan. The three will serve three-year terms starting July 1.  The three districts represent the following counties: ● District 1 – Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn. … Continue reading

Downtown Grant Program Eyes New Businesses

June 11, 2015

A public-private partnership hopes to pay big dividends for downtown Antigo. The city of Antigo, in combination with CoVantage Credit Union and the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation has established a Downtown Antigo’s Entrepreneur Grant Program, with a goal of attracting new businesses to the downtown core. “The program objective is to enhance the overall economic vitality and character of downtown Antigo by attracting tenants to fill vacant commercial spaces,” Angie Close, director of the economic development corporation, the lead agency for the program, explained. CoVantage Credit Union, the city of Antigo, and Langlade County each invested $25,000 into the … Continue reading

Ground Broken on Brickners of Antigo

June 8, 2015

Members of the Brickners staff posed for a picture with Jerry Brickner and his wife, Jane, center and Jack Kautza the site contractor, left, on Wednesday where the body shop and recreational vehicle service and storage facility to augment the business will be located. The Brickners explained the new facility is a major investment in the future of the automobile and recreational business the Langlade County area. The new complex is located just south of the dealership building off on Highway 64 on Antigo’s north side. Source:  Antigo Daily Journal

Apply Now For Langlade County Century Farm Award

June 8, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Extension of Langlade County is now accepting applications for the 2015 Langlade County Century Farm Award. This is the first year this award will be given to families who have spent 100 years or more farming in Langlade County. In order to qualify, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of property in Langlade County for the last 100 years. All century farm families will be honored at a Langlade County Century Farm Award Program to be held before the tractor pull Sunday, August 2nd at the Langlade County Fair. Honorees will receive a … Continue reading

Think Downtown Antigo For Your Business Venture With The Help Of The New Downtown Antigo’s Entrepreneur Grant Program

June 4, 2015

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation is now accepting applications for the new Downtown Antigo Entrepreneur Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage entrepreneurs to open their business in the City of Antigo Downtown Business District. The program objective is to enhance the overall economic vitality and character of downtown Antigo by attracting tenants to fill vacant commercial spaces. The grant is made possible through a collaborative effort between CoVantage Credit Union, The City of Antigo, and Langlade County investing a total of $75,000.00 for this grant program. Funds may be awarded for up to 25% of … Continue reading

Elcho Youngsters Visit NTC For New School Initiative

May 29, 2015

On May 13, Northcentral Technical College’s Antigo campus hosted 22 first grade students from Elcho Elementary as part of the “We Will Go To College” initiative, facilitated by the Elcho school district. The students took part in an afternoon of tours, demonstrations and several hands-on activities in the areas of health, machine tool, welding, auto collision, electro-mechanical, woods and information technology. The event was designed to give the students a fun and interactive experience in the diverse range of career fields within technical education. The students were able to learn about the importance of hand washing in the health lab. … Continue reading

Despite Chilly Weather, Haying Nears

May 20, 2015

Despite the early morning frost—and promise of another blast overnight—Langlade County growers are preparing for haying. Traditionally, the tractors, choppers and bailers begin appearing in area fields in mid-June, and— with a few lulls to allow the alfalfa, timothy and other grasses to rejuvenate—continue through the growing season. To the south, the USDA reported that rye was already being harvested for hay this week. Hay is a big business, in Langlade County and across much of Wisconsin. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Services, growers harvested 1.25 million acres of alfalfa in 2014, along with 390,000 acres of other … Continue reading

Pricing Hay? Try the New UW-Extension App

May 19, 2015

It’s that time of the year when fresh mowed hay fills the air across Wisconsin, which also means many farmers and rural neighbors will be negotiating the sale of standing hay. An estimated 2.5 million acres of dry hay and haylage are harvested each year in this state with baled hay alone accounting for $80-$100 million in market sales. Unfortunately, there is not an established commodity market for hay like there is for corn or soybeans. Finding reliable hay market information can be a challenge, and trying to value standing hay whiles it’s still in the field can be even … Continue reading

WPVGA Awarded Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Grant

May 8, 2015

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is embarking on a new opportunity as it relates to the Healthy Grown program thanks to the award of a Buy Local Buy Wisconsin grant from DATCP. The grant is a natural fit for the Healthy Grown program, which helps set Wisconsin apart as the “leader in sustainable potato production.” Established in 2000, the program utilizes growing practices that are beneficial for Mother Nature and are also ecologically sound. The grant focuses on 3 main goals for WPVGA to achieve over the course of the next year, namely, to expand the distribution … Continue reading