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Hydroponic wheat helping to feed Manitowoc Co. family's dairy cows

9:05 PM, May 12, 2014
Tom Lensmire loads a cart full of hydroponic wheat to feed the dairy cows at the Lensmire Family Farm in rural Cleveland. The family grows this fodder from seed to feed in one week using water and light, which has allowed the Lensmires to feed their herd with fresh, nutritious wheat.
Tom Lensmire loads a cart full of hydroponic wheat to feed the dairy cows at the Lensmire Family Farm in rural Cleveland. The family grows this fodder from seed to feed in one week using water and light, which has allowed the Lensmires to feed their herd with fresh, nutritious wheat.
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Tom and Jane Lensmire have taken "going green" to a whole new level.

The Lensmires have transformed an old machine shed on their rural Cleveland farm into a hydroponic garden of good eating for their mixed herd of Holsteins, Jerseys, Jersey/Holstein crossbreeds and Swiss dairy cows.

The Lensmires became interested in growing fodder for their herd hydroponically - meaning in water - a few years back. ...

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