Miller-St. Nazianz plans expansion
ST. NAZIANZ - Miller-St. Nazianz Inc. will hold a groundbreaking to begin a $4.5 million, 60,000-square foot expansion of its production facility following an office-wide remodeling project.
The expansion comes on the heels of increasing North American and international demand for the company's crop application equipment, said John W. Miller, president and CEO. The addition is targeted for completion by Dec. 1.
Forage Council sets Twilight meeting
EDEN - The Dodge and Fond du Lac County Forage Councils are sponsoring the annual Forage Twilight meeting at 7 p.m. June 19 at Abel Dairy Farm, W4050 County Trunk UU, Eden. The featured speaker at the free event will be Corey Geiger, managing editor of Hoard's Dairyman magazine.
Abel Dairy Farms LLC is owned and operated by Steve Abel; his father, Allen; and brother, Bill. Both alfalfa and corn silage are produced on the farm along with winter rye. Abel Dairy Farms hosted the 2000 Wisconsin Farm Progress Days. Farm tours will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Food and drink will be provided following the program.
Invasive species app is available
JUNEAU - A new app can help residents curb the spread of invasive plant species. The Great Lakes Early Detection Network and Early Detection Distribution and Mapping System allows people to send pictures and locations of invasive plants to an online mapping system
Land managers can use the information to respond to pests as they are emerging. The free app is available at http://apps.bugwood.org/mobile/gledn.html
The location of invasive species will be sent to local land managers registered with GLEDN once the observation is verified. Local groups such as Cooperative Weed Management Areas can then respond to infestations and eliminate them before they spread.
Master Gardener volunteers honored
JUNEAU - Dodge County Master Gardeners recognized Certified Master Gardener Volunteers at its recent annual meeting. Volunteers must complete 36 hours of Level I training, achieve a 70 percent or better score on the final test and complete 24 hours of volunteer service within one year of training.
Receiving certificates were Chris Zuleger, Sally Gawle, Marianne Zastrow, Charlotte Snow, Jan Krause, Gae Bergmann, Linda Kane, Chris Jacobs, Wendy King, Pat Cunderman, Kay Voelker, Al Krause, Berwyn Westra, Glen Greenfield, William Milbrot, Gail Nampel, Carol Shirk, Helen Weisensel, Chuck Meyer, Bill Conover, Lee Buescher, Carol Duer, Julie Fortune, Sharon Fiedler, Ben Hagman, Judy Hagman, Carla Oestreich, Jan Runge, Judy Ann Studer and Terry Zimmerlee.