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Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, ...

The Lands We Share: Drew Dettmann

In the 1950s, there were over 100,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin. Today, fewer than 10,000 remain. The Dettmann family, descendants ...

The Lands We Share: The Vangs

In the mid 1970s, Cheu and Chia Vang of Laos moved to the United States from a refugee camp in ...

How Two Rivers Invented The Ice Cream Sundae

Wisconsin is home to many firsts. The first blender, the first typewriter, and even malted milk was developed and introduced ...

Harvesting History

Fall is harvest time in Wisconsin. It’s a time of year that reminds historian John Gurda of his own family ...

The Simple Device That Transformed The Dairy Industry

The Babcock butterfat test, developed at the University of Wisconsin, provided a simple and inexpensive way to assess the quality of milk. The test ...

Veterinarian Brings World View To Wisconsin Dairy

Mamadou Diallo grew up tending cattle in the West African country of Mali. Today he is a staff veterinarian at ...

State Ban On Oleo Margarine Led To Smuggling

Imagine this, it is 1950, Spooner a Friday evening, darkness is descending. My mother and a few of her friends ...

UW Professor Teaches A Dairy Sensory Evaluation Course

States like California may cultivate wine taste-testers; but here in Wisconsin, we develop dairy taste-testers. For 36 years, UW-Madison Emeritus ...

Wisconsin Life #209: “Local Flavor”

An unusual group of bikers, a dairy aficionado and a craftsman who holds time in his hands share their stories ...

Migrant Worker

Wisconsin’s reputation as the dairy state relies on labor from countries like Mexico. In today’s Wisconsin Life, we meet one ...

Alice in Dairyland

Wisconsin's got a new queen. Alice in Dairyland starts her year-long reign this month, which also happens to be June ...