March 2, 2018 E-Update    

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Blue Books

The 2017-2018 Blue Books are in and signed. This year's feature story is, Women in the Wisconsin Legislature. If you would like to request a Blue Book from my office, please send me an email with your name and address.

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Upcoming Events:

Markesan FFA Alumni
Toy Show

March 4, 2018
Markesan High School
100 E. Vista Blvd.
Markesan, WI 53946

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
March 4, 2018
St. John's Catholic School
125 Church St.
Princeton, WI 54968

Ripon Firefighters Association 22nd Annual Chicken Barbecue
March 4, 2018
Ripon Fire Station
515 Aspen St.
Ripon, WI 54971

Markesan FFA Donkey Basketball
March 6, 2018
Markesan High School
100 E. Vista Blvd.
Markesan, WI 53946

Berlin Association Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner
March 6, 2018
Berlin High School
222 Memorial Dr.
Berlin, WI 54923

Wearin & Sharin the Green
Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club
March 17, 2018
Heidel House Resort
643 Illinois Ave.
Green Lake, WI 54941

Walleyes for Tomorrow 26th Annual Banquet
April 14, 2018
City Inn, Berlin
689 Broadway St.
Berlin, WI 54923
Doors open at 4:30pm
Dinner at 6:30
Seating limited to 325
$60.00 per ticket

Hunter safety classes are being offered around the district. Find a class near you, here.

The Green Lake Caestecker Public Library offers classes every other week that helps people learn more about personal tech devices. Click here to learn more.

Please email me if you have any upcoming events that you would like featured in this section.

Video Update from the Capitol

We're here in the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate Youth Art Education Month. I'm here with a few of the prize winners that are from the 41st Assembly District.

We have projects here from Markesan High School, Ripon High School, Berlin High School, and I have to show you my favorite project from Adams-Friendship Elementary School, Sparky the Green Dog. In addition to these winners, we have other projects from those three schools and Clay Lamberton Elementary School in Berlin.
Congratulations to all of the teachers that provided this opportunity for these students and for helping us celebrate Art Education Month.

All projects are available for viewing through March 9th.

Thanks for watching, and have a great Wisconsin week!

U.S. News and World Report Best States Ranking

The U.S. News and World Report published their annual state ranking, and Wisconsin came in at #11, five spots ahead of last year. The state rankings are measured on how states compare in 77 metrics across eight categories; health care, education, economy, opportunity, infrastructure, crime & corrections, fiscal stability, and quality of life. Continuing to improve our ranking is Wisconsin's quality of life and wealth of opportunities, both of which we ranked in the top ten!

Nominations for the Organic Advisory Council

The Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council has four openings for individuals interested in shaping the future of organic farming and food in Wisconsin. Nominations will be accepted until March 14, 2018.

The four openings include one seat for a representative of each of the following groups: farm, business, consumer, and at-large. Members serve three-year terms, and the council meets quarterly.

"Wisconsin's organic industry is strong and full of opportunities for producers, processors, and consumers," said Angie Sullivan, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) organics, grazing and specialty crops specialist. "The council provides important guidance and is a great way for individuals to support the industry."

The nomination form can be found here. Applicants should explain why they would be valuable additions to the council and should also include two letters of support. Completed applications should be sent to: Angie Sullivan, WI DATCP, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708 or emailed to Call 608-224-5095 with questions.

Nominees will be evaluated by a committee and approved by Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Board. The selected nominees will be seated at the July meeting of the council.

The Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council's purpose is to give guidance to the governor, DATCP, the Wisconsin Legislature and other state or federal agencies about actions that could further Wisconsin's organic agriculture industry. Council members represent the spectrum of Wisconsin's organic industry and include:

• 3 certified organic farmers, preferably reflecting several types of farms (dairy, vegetable, etc.)
• 3 organic business sector representatives.
• 1 representative of organic consumers.
• 1 representative of a private, non-profit educational organization involved in organic agriculture.
• 1 representative of the certification industry.
• 3 at-large members.

The organic advisory council is one of several of DATCP's standing advisory councils. Learn more at

Attention Graduating Seniors!

Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for the 14th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. This year’s deadline is April 6, 2018.

Eligibility is open to all graduating seniors continuing their education in a 2-year technical college program or a 4-year baccalaureate degree program. Students must be graduating with at least a 3.0 average on a 4.0 point scale and must reside in the district. If you are unsure whether or not you reside in the 41st Assembly District, click here and enter your address.

State Capitol - Room 210 North | Post Office Box 8952 | Madison, Wisconsin 53708
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