November 22, 2019

 What's Inside:


- Adoptive Parents of the Year

- 2019 Wisconsin Act 24

-  Right-Angle Podcast

- Local Events and Agency Updates


Good Luck, Hunters!




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Adoptive Parents of the Year

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This week Abigail and Nicholas Farmer of Reedsburg were one of five adoptive families in Wisconsin to receive the 2019 Governor's Outstanding Adoptive Award! Abigail and Nicholas have opened their hearts and home to provide a safe and stable environment for three wonderful children. They have a unique ability to work with children striving to overcome challenges. 

 To view the full story and/or learn more about adoption in Wisconsin, click this link here. 


2019 Wisconsin Act 24


On Tuesday, I had my first bill signed into law! Assembly Bill 137 (AB 137), now 2019 Wisconsin Act 24 was signed by Governor Evers. This law allows for pharmacists to administer immunizations to any individual and requires a prescription for those individuals under age six, as well as, it requires the pharmacist to update the individual's record with the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. I want to thank Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and Senator Janet Bewley (D-Mason) for co-authoring the bill with me and for assisting me in making this a reality.

Addressing OWI with Rep. Ott
1653319-1555960058318-e807b3eaad685.jpgClick on the graphic above to listen to Rep. Jim Ott talk with Speaker Vos about Wisconsin's drinking culture and how he approaches the issue of drunk driving in our state.

News and Notes
  • The Holiday Train chugs it’s way into Mauston on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 and will come to a safe stop where the track intersects Division Street near Tremont Street. The train will arrive promptly at 4:00pm.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Richland Center will be hosting a Save, Fix, or Invest? seminar from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on December 10th. The seminar will feature Paul Dietman, and the topic of discussion will be on how to make financial decisions for your farms future. The seminar is free and open to everyone, lunch will be provided.

Department of Natural Resources

  • Still need your deer hunting license for the upcoming season? The Department of Natural Resources new Go Wild! website has made getting your license quick and easy. The website also has information on safety classes, harvest reporting, and a quick license renew options for boats, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, or off-highway motorcycles. To access the Go Wild! website, click this link.
  • Before you head out into the field this fall, have a plan to dispose of your deer carcass if your hunt is successful. The infectious nature of CWD prions contributes to an increased risk of introduction and spread of CWD if deer carcasses are not disposed of correctly. We recommend disposing of a carcass in a landfill that accepts deer carcasses, in a dumpster designated for deer carcass waste or at a transfer station. If none of these options are available, and the deer was harvested on private land, burying the deer carcass waste or returning it to the location of harvest with private land owner’s permission is the next best option. To find a deer disposal site near you click here.

Wisconsin Farm Service Agency

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