Representative Scott Krug's Update
August 3, 2012
Farmer to Farmer Network
During this extensive drought, our Wisconsin farmers have been dealt an unfortunate hand. Last week, while at Heartland Farms in Colburn, I stood with Governor Walker as he announced the Farmer to Farmer Network.
The Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage and Corn List puts Wisconsin Farmers in touch with one another to assist them in buying and selling corn and forage products. Folks can list different types of agricultural goods like hay, alfalfa and corn silage without any cost to either the buyers or sellers. Our hope is that Wisconsin farmers will be able to work together to make the best of a terrible situation.
For more information, please visit the Farmer to Farmer website here
Wisconsin State Fair Opens
The Wisconsin State Fair is officially open and runs through August 12th 2012. The Fair runs for 11 days each summer, with this summer marking the 161st year. This family friendly event has something for everyone- from concerts to eating contests, demonstrations to carnival rides. I have included some information about the fair below. Hope to see you there!
Wisconsin State Fair Hours:
Sunday through Thursday, 8am until 11pm
Friday and Saturday, 8am until 12am
Final Sunday, 8am until 10pm
Children (5 & under): FREE
Youth (ages 6-11): $5
Adults (12 & over): $9
Seniors (60 & over): $6
Military/Veterans with ID: $6
Don’t forget to try a Wisconsin Cream Puff! The whipped cream treat has been popular at the Fair since its inception in 1924. The Wisconsin State Fair estimates that it sells nearly 130,000 puffs each year.
For more information, please visit the website here or call 1-800-884-FAIR