Silage handling safety a must on the farm
Posted On: March 21, 2019
Keith Bolsen had two close calls while handling silage at Kansas State University during his teaching and research career there. In one instance, he lost parts of three fingers on his right hand. In the other instance, he nearly overturned a pack tractor. Now he works to educate farmers on safe silage handling techniques in hopes of preventing other accidents.
WCO honors O'Leary, Trustem and Wussow; Scholarship applications due May 1
Posted On: March 15, 2019
The Wisconsin Custom Operators, Inc. (WCO) recently awarded three scholarships to students pursuing further education. These students were selected based on leadership, civic engagement, academics and volunteer activities related to agriculture. Students also submitted essays detailing their educational and vocational plans for the future. Scholarship winners are required to have ties to the WCO – either as a member, relative of a member or employee of a member.Students received a $1000 scholarship.
Positive attitude, commitment to customers earns Kowitz top employee award
Posted On: March 09, 2019
The Wisconsin Custom Operators (WCO) recently honored a Norwalk man for his hard work and dedication to a custom farming business. WCO’s 2019 Employee of the Year award was given to Norm Kowitz, an employee of Sullivan Custom Farming in Sparta on Feb. 20 during the organization’s annual meeting at the Forage Symposium at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
WCO members select directors, officers
Posted On: February 27, 2019
Wisconsin Custom Operators members selected two new directors during the group’s annual meeting on Feb. 20, held in conjunction with the Forage Symposium at the Chula Vista Resort.