“BELIEVER” Contributions

“Believers” are original supporters of the efforts to create a world-class Agricultural Education Center in Northeast Wisconsin and made essential gifts of seed funding at the $10,000 or more level. Their generous support and vision allowed WAEC to hire an Executive Director and begin building infrastructure for the center. Individuals and organizations will be recognized for their support in a prominent location inside the center and celebrated throughout the capital campaign.

Believers (As of December 26, 2014)

  • Bayland Buildings, Inc. – $10,000
  • Breeze Dairy Group – $15,000
  • Cedar Spring Dairy Farm – $15,000
  • Gerald & Mary Jeanne Censky Family – $10,000
  • Country Visions Cooperative – $15,000
  • CP Feeds – $15,000
  • Norval & Jean Dvorak Family – $10,000
  • Greendale Dairy – $15,000
  • Greenstone Farm Credit Services/AgriBank – $20,000
  • Grotegut Dairy – $15,000
  • Hall’s Calf Ranch/J & Marlene Hall – $10,000
  • Investors Community Bank – $10,000
  • Land O’ Lakes Foundation – $115,000
  • Majestic Crossing Dairy – $15,000
  • Meadow Brook Dairy Farms – $10,000
  • Milk Source, LLC – $15,000
  • Pagel’s Ponderosa/Dairy Dreams – $10,000
  • Riesterer & Schnell – $15,000
  • Robert & Laurie Schetter Family – $10,000
  • Saxon Homestead Farm – $15,000
  • Soaring Eagle Dairy – $20,000
  • Russel Strutz/Strutz Farms Inc. – $15,000
  • Twin Elm Family Farms/Dale Wagner Family – $10,000
  • Wayside Dairy – $15,000

A Few Words from our Believers:

“The future of our industry depends on a well-informed public and an appreciation for the important role agriculture plays in all our lives. We believe so strongly in the value this project will bring our industry we made an initial investment.”

Dave Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, GreenStone Farm Credit Services

“Education does not just happen in the classroom. This center will provide both critical hands-on learning experiences for our Lakeshore Technical College students and it will reach countless others whose curiosity and understanding of agriculture will be forever changed.”

Michael A. Lanser, President, Lakeshore Technical College

“The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has chosen to partner with the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center because we share a similar mission – to advocate, market and educate the public on the importance of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Collaboration and innovation are imperative to honoring our past and preparing for our future. Together we will play a pivotal role in connecting the public to our important industry.”

James Robson, Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

“American agriculture has a great story to tell. As compared to just a generation ago, fewer farmers are producing more food per acre of land, while using less water and crop inputs. However, over this span of a generation, farmers have been so productive that today less than 2% of the population is now involved in production agriculture. With so few individuals with firsthand knowledge of where their food comes from, it is vital that we tell the great productivity and sustainability story of the American food and agriculture industry. Having everyone understand that story is vital to our future need of producing food using fewer resources to feed a hungry planet.”

Chris Policinski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

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