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Fair Project Friday

Fair Project Friday

If pigs learned to fly, would the price of bacon skyrocket? Tyler Schmidt might be able to help you out with that question, with being involved in the swine project for 9 years. Along with the swine project, he has been involved in dairy, wood working, archery, arts & crafts, and baking projects. His market hog this year is named Tub. “He is a very shy pig,” Tyler said, “but when it comes to new adventures, he is up for anything.” Tyler likes working with pigs, walking them around both morning and night to practice for the show ring. He hopes all of the practice and everything he has learned shows when he gets to the fair competition. “It’s nice when you can hold a trophy at the end,” he said.

After being involved with the Calumet County 4-H New Horizons club for 10 years and Brillion FFA Chapter for 6, he has learned so much about his projects and the stresses and responsibilities that come along with them. Working specifically with livestock has taught him that not everything is going to go as planned, so it helps if you have a ‘go with the flow’ mindset. Tyler’s mother and brother helped push him to get involved in 4-H and FFA which has provided so many extraordinary opportunities. Just to name a few, he attended the 4-H spirit trip, a leadership trip to Washington DC, was an FFA officer for 3 years, and has showed at the Calumet County Fair for the past 9 years. His favorite parts about the fair are meeting up with all his fair friends and the many networking opportunities with others from the agriculture industry. He will be headed to UW-River Falls in the fall for ag-business.

The Calumet County Fair runs August 30th through September 2nd. Tyler will be showing his market hog on Friday morning and selling it in the market animal sale on Sunday. If you go,try not to pull a ham-string in the fairs famous catch a pig contest! Good luck with your swine project, Tyler!

#FairProjectFriday...post #20... To show our support to the next generation of agriculture, Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of youth and their fair projects each Friday.

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    Check-R-Board Days July 15-20th
    Check-R-Board Days July 15-20th
    Jul 12, 2019 | Country Visions
    Check-R-Board Days is a week-long customer appreciation event featuring savings on feed products, giveaways, and educational opportunities. It is also a fun time to celebrate the 125 years of Feeding Greatness that the Checkerboard represents.
    Propane Tank Colors - Can I Paint My Tank?
    Propane Tank Colors - Can I Paint My Tank?
    Jul 05, 2019 | Country Visions
    The answer to this question is yes. Can you paint it any color you want? No. NFPA 58 states that propane containers must be painted a heat reflective color. Most state regulatory agencies have their own rule addressing this particular issue but the...
    Corns Not Planted - Think You Need To Switch Your Hybrid? Read This Before You Do That!
    Corns Not Planted - Think You Need To Switch Your Hybrid? Read This Before You Do That!
    May 23, 2019 | Country Visions
    So we are approaching Memorial Day weekend and you haven't been able to plant your corn yet. Many thoughts are probably running through your head like - Will it ever stop raining? Should I be considering switching hybrids to a shorter day maturity?
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    2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
    2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
    Aug 16, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year
    Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year
    Aug 08, 2019 | Answer Plot
    As we saw this year, environmental conditions can throw a wrench in even the best laid-out crop management plans. Many farmers saw historic rainfall, planting was delayed and some acres were abandoned altogether. You’ll never be able to predict what the season will bring...


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Country Visions is not your average cooperative. We are your ever-expanding partner, here to assist you. We have a full line of feed products for Show Cattle to the Family Dog. Livestock and Pet Food, fuel to keep you going, or a cheese tray to bring to your family functon--we have it all!


Full Service Agronomy Department with locations throughout Eastern Wisconsin to serve your needs.


It's time to get together to cheer on your favorite teams. The perfect additon to bring to the party..CHEESE! Party trays with a mix of cheese and sausage or a custom creation of your favorites.


By partnering with CP Feeds, we can give you a full line-up of feed services tailor made to fit your operation.


We are proud of our customers and their commitment to feed the world! Each week, we feature one farm to say thank you.

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