Farmland preservation, Curling championships, Mississippi River backwaters

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A farm with a white exterior can be seen behind rows and rows of green corn stalks.
Rows of crops grow near a farm in Lafayette County on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Angela Major/WPR

A lawmaker and a conservation expert join us to look at farmland preservation in Wisconsin. Then, the Wausau Curling Club joins us to share details of the upcoming national curling club championship they’re hosting. Later, a DNR researcher explains how the Mississippi River backwater system as deteriorated.

Featured in this Show

  • Farmland preservation and conservation efforts in Wisconsin

    A state representative shares his bill aiming to expand the Wisconsin Farmland Preservation Program. Then, we talk to farmland conservation and preservation efforts about the challenges farmers face in these areas.

  • Wausau hosts National Curling Club Championships

    Twenty-four men’s and women’s teams competed in this weekend’s USA Curling National Club Championships at the Wausau Curling Center. We speak with members of the Wausau Curling Club about hosting the event and the deep roots of curling culture in Central Wisconsin.

  • How we can help the Mississippi backwaters

    A DNR researcher discusses a degraded ecosystem — how humans have made it so, and how we can help make it better.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Loren Oldenburg Guest
  • Diane Mayerfeld Guest
  • Alison Volk Guest
  • Kim Susens Guest
  • Jim Force Guest
  • Shawn Giblin Guest

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