Wisconsin Dairy Farm Family on how they overcame “Disaster After Disaster”

Meet Adam and Kaitlin Spierings. The Spierings family launched their farm in 2013 but faced a flurry of adversities. From a tornado to the “polar vortex” of 2014, the couple discusses what farm life was like in the first couple of years and how they managed to make it through each challenge. “We had just disaster after disaster,” said Adam Spierings. “You just keep your faith in each other and your ideas,” added Kaitlin Spierings. “You kind of have a little bit of blind optimism to keep you going every day.”     About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing

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Four Girlfriend Getaways in Wisconsin That May Surprise You

Here at Discover Wisconsin, we have a tendency to want to journey off the beaten path to find destinations you might not normally consider. That is exactly what we decided to do for our upcoming Girlfriend Getaways episode. Here are four areas in Wisconsin we think make for the perfect place to round up your gal pals and hit the road: Beloit Play:  Beloit is one of the most – if not the most – underrated cities in all of Wisconsin. There is a lot to take in here but let’s start with their music scene. During a girls’ trip to Beloit with my best

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10 Things to Do As You’re Winding Down the Wolf River

I think everyone here at Discover Wisconsin can agree that we’ve spent our fair share of time around rivers this past year. Our great state is home to thousands of miles of beautiful, rushing water, and nearly 230 of those miles belong to the Wolf River. One of the longest in Wisconsin, the Wolf River begins way up north at Pine Lake in Forest County and winds all the way down to the Fox Valley before emptying into Lake Butte des Mort. The #DWcrew spent some time at a few communities along the Wolf River: Langlade County, the Menominee Nation,

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25 Super Strange Wisconsin Town Names

Aahh, weird Wisconsin, how I love you. Truth is, I appreciate a well-named town. And by well-named, I just mean strange. Here are 25–and believe me, that’s just a sampling–of Wisconsin’s oddly named communities: Arkansaw (Pepin County) Arkansaw, Wis. was named after the Arkansas River. I’m not sure when someone decided to replace the ‘S’ with a ‘W,’ but who am I to question their logic? Avalanche (Vernon County) I have to wonder if an introvert named this town as a strategic way of deterring others from moving in. We’re on to you, citizens of Avalanche… Bluff Siding (Buffalo County) Evidently, Bluff Siding got its

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Best Road Trips for Fall Foliage in Wisconsin

Fall and Wisconsin go together like PB&J, macaroni ‘n’ cheese, bacon and eggs, milk and—okay, okay, you get the point. 🙂 Thanks to the Mississippi River to the west, Lake Superior to our north and Lake Michigan bordering our eastern coast—not to mention all the ridges, rivers and rural scenes in between—Wisconsin is the ideal road trip state, especially during the autumn months: Central Wisconsin Highway 22 – See Map This scenic route begins at a convalescent home in Waupaca and ends at a burial mound in Oconto, and let me tell you, the trip is as dynamic as its terminuses. First,

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Valentine’s Day Treats: 12 Wisconsin Candy Shops

Hey you! Person with a sweet tooth! This list was carefully crafted with you in mind. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who needs a dozen roses when you have these 12 spectacular sugar shops to call on right here in Wisconsin? Baraboo Candy Company (Baraboo) Known as the home of the Original Cow Pie®, the Baraboo Candy Co. has been producing a wide variety of Chocolates, Fudges, Caramels and Toffees all from scratch using only the finest ingredients from around the region since 1981. While you’re in Baraboo: Visit Circus World Museum, go hiking at Devil’s Lake

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