This Friday: A City Girl’s Day in the Heart of Dairyland
On Friday, February 3rd I’m visiting John and Bonnie Maedke’s Organic dairy farm (since 2002) to take photos of their milking operation and ask this Wisconsin dairy farmer questions about his farm and the life of his cowherd. Knowing John and Bonnie as I do, I know we’ll be talking about raw milk and the upcoming Raw Milk Lobby day in Madison too!
The photo below is the Maedke family pictured with their diesel Mercedes in 2009: John, Simon, Bonnie and Sydney.
Being a dairy farmer in Wisconsin seems to get more difficult each year as the law tries to limit the sale of milk (specifically raw milk) and create tighter control over farmers.
Make sure to watch next week for the results of this City Girl’s experience in dairy farming: one of the oldest traditions in Wisconsin!
Photo credit: The Maedke’s were interviewed and written about in 2009.