For many farmers, their passion for agriculture is rooted in their deep care for their crops, the land, and their animals. Responsible animal husbandry, which refers to the breeding and caring of farm animals, entails proper care, feeding and overall treatment of the farm animals.

Farmers are constantly working to maintain and improve conditions for their animals. Providing clean water, regular veterinary check-ups and proper living conditions for their livestock are just a few simple ways farmers treat their animals with care. For instance, dairy cows in Wisconsin receive specialized diets, and enjoy constant access to fresh water. In fact, 97 percent our milk supply comes from farms participating in the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM), which was founded in 2009 to ensure dairy farmers are raising their animals humanely.

At the end of the day, Wisconsin farmers take good care of their animals because it’s the right thing to do.

They also take good care of their people. The agricultural industry provides over one million jobs to Wisconsinites, whether they’re working directly on the farm or in a job that supports the farm. Farmers from each of our regions work closely with their employees to foster a positive environment that prioritizes mental health and overall quality of life.

Fun Fact: Wisconsin ginseng growers raise 95% of the nation’s ginseng crop.

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