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Country Visions is a diverse cooperative with multiple locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin servicing and supporting the local communities we live and work in. We offer cutting edge technology, best in class services from an expert staff, and strive to maintain profitability for our cooperative and its members.

We are conscious of our customers’ needs as we find the products, provide the service and offer the solutions to help them grow and prosper into the future for the next generation and beyond.

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Agronomy News

    Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres
    Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres
    Nov 15, 2019 | Answer Plot
    With 14 to 15 million salt-affected acres in the United States, it’s clear that managing saline soils is a big challenge for some farmers. Typically those acres are found in western states where limited rainfall and a reliance on irrigation causes salts to build up in...
    Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
    Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
    Nov 15, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions
    Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions
    Nov 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Let’s face it, it’s tough to be a farmer right now. There are new levels of financial uncertainty fueled by a tough economy, recent weather challenges, market volatility and tariffs. These conditions may make it harder for you to get the funding you need to...

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Farmer Friday

John and Brooke Kraus are the owners of K&K Homestead in Malone, Wisconsin. They represent the 6th generation of a family that started their farming legacy in 1872. Farming just seemed to be the “right fit” for John after school. John and Brooke took over the farm in 2009. 

K&K Homestead is a Dairy and Crop operation. John said he switched to a compost barn system in 2010. He likes the efficiency of it and the improved cow comfort. John’s favorite part of his job is milking the cows, so accordingly their comfort and care is one of his top priorities. 

“It is important in agriculture to have great and true representatives of where your food comes from,” according to John. He benefited from the opportunity to grow up on a farm with wonderful role models for the industry. “Being able to work alongside my mom and dad and now being able to raise my children in the same environment has been a very powerful experience for me,” he said. “You share the rewards of hard work together, instead of by yourself, when you work with family.”

John and Brooke’s children keep them pretty busy. They have 6 kids, including 2 sets of twins. The kids enjoy being a part of the farm and they are also heavily involved in sports. Their active schedules of work, school and sports fill up their days, so there isn’t much of a chance for additional hobbies and affiliations right now. 

Thank you to John for sharing the story of his family farm for this week’s Farmer Friday. It sounds like he has a passion for both farming and family. Best wishes for a successful future for John, Brooke, their children and K&K Homestead! 

#FarmerFriday ...post #113.. To show our appreciation to our producer members Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of our customers and their operations in this feature each Friday

Past Farmers

    K&K Homestead
    K&K Homestead
    Mar 29, 2019 | Country Visions
    John and Brooke Kraus are the owners of K&K Homestead in Malone, Wisconsin. They represent the 6th generation of a family that started their farming legacy in 1872. Farming just seemed to be the “right fit” for John after school. John and Brooke took over the farm in 2009.
    Gold Star Dairy, LLC
    Gold Star Dairy, LLC
    Mar 22, 2019 | Country Visions
    “Grandpa was in the era of clearing the land and setting the farm up,” David Geiser said. “Today our practice is to plant that same corn field with the least amount of disturbance. Agriculture is food and fiber and somebody has to produce it, but today the biggest challenge is...
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