Author: Kaitlyn Riley

This feature is brought to you by Olson Solar Energy Making a name for herself in FFA, Grace Gerleman is extending leadership abilities beyond her local Decorah chapter. Following the footsteps of her three older brothers, the junior has been involved with FFA for the past three years. She has worked as a chairperson on […]

This feature is brought to you by Olson Solar Energy Being part of FFA is a family tradition, but Morgan Pickett is making a name for herself in the organization. The Fillmore Central junior is currently serving as president of her FFA Chapter, but she also stays busy in basketball, track, and cross country. Her […]

This feature is brought to you by Olson Solar Energy With encouragement from her classmates, Amelia Marshall became a critical member of the West Salem FFA chapter. Marshall’s grandparents had a small beef operation, so she was familiar with agriculture, but she jumped into the industry through FFA. Now a senior who has been with […]

This feature is brought to you by Olson Solar Energy Her goal is to be a good role model for others, and in the process, Carly Palmer is blazing a path of accomplishments for young women interested in FFA. Palmer is the president of the Little Switzerland FFA Chapter in Waukon, but she did not […]

This feature is brought to you by Olson Solar Energy She did not grow up on a farm, but Avery Bailey from Holmen is working to become a future leader in agriculture. Bailey first became involved with FFA in 8th grade. She was asked to help with a beef presentation for Holmen FFA’s Food for […]

Shining a light on future leaders in agriculture, Olson Solar Energy is helping KQ98 and the Mid-West Farm Report share the stories of local FFA members in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa as part of National FFA Week. Join us every morning on KQ98 or with the KQ98 Country App to learn how students are working […]

Polar Plunge organizers are diving into new opportunities to raise money for Special Olympics of Wisconsin in a safe way because of the pandemic. Almost a year ago, 400 local volunteers pre-registered for the 22nd Annual Polar Plunge in La Crosse. Their efforts raised $60,000 before the event even started. This year, organizers are offering […]

We may be a little biased in the Midwest, but National Cheese Lover’s Day is a pretty big deal for our dairy farmers, processors, and of course, people who LOVE cheese. Wisconsin produces more than 600 varieties, types, and styles of cheese, so I knew a specialty cheese tray would be a classic way to […]

The battle is back on. The Wisconsin Badgers will face the Minnesota Gophers for Paul Bunyan’s Axe Saturday at 3 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. It will be the 130th meeting between the two teams, continuing the longest-running, uninterrupted series in Football Bowl Subdivision history. A win from the Gophers would tie the series, […]

Sharing holiday cheer and spreading the value of a dollar across communities, Something Special from Wisconsin offers gift and recipe ideas. “You’re supporting local businesses from around the state when you’re shopping from the Something Special from Wisconsin program,” 73rd Alice in Dairyland Julia Nunes said. “There’s such a wide variety from handmade cutting boards […]


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