Ag Faces in the Crowd - Julka wins FDL Holstein award

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Julka wins Service Award

Richard Julka

The 2017 Fond du Lac County Holstein Association Service Award was presented to Richard Julka. Julka serves as president of the Fond du Lac County Farm Bureau, is a past president of the Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council and currently is co-chair of the Agromatic Holstein Futurity, sponsored by the Fond du Lac County Holstein Association held during the Fond du Lac County Fair.

The Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein Association also presented their Service Award to Chris Pollock, of Ripon.


UW-Madison duo contribute to genetic report

Alta Charo

Two University of Wisconsin Madison expert served on an international committee that compiled a 258-page report on Human genome editing. The report was released by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine.

The UW contributors are R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and bioethics and Dietram Scheufele, a professor of life sciences communication at UW-Madison.

The report lays out principles and recommendations for the U.S. government and governments around the globe grappling with how to handle rapid advances in human genome-editing technology as it applies to human health and disease.

Dietram Scheufele


Steinbach joins Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association

Cheryl Steinbach of Granton has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association effective March 1, 2017.

Upon graduating from UW-River Falls Steinbach taught agriculture at Gilman High School for 2 year and then moved to Granton High School where she taught agriculture and was the FFA Advisor for 28 years. Granton School System is 20 miles west of Marshfield and has and enrollment of 220 students K-12. Steinbach had 85 FFA members her final year of teaching.

Cheryl Steinbach

Steinbach recognizes there are some agriculture programs which do not have active Alumni and a part of her job will be to promote the organization within their school districts. She feels, just like your sports programs have booster clubs, the FFA Program needs that assistance also. There are budget concerns in all school districts.  The FFA Alumni can raise funds for the events which the kids want to participate but are not budgeted.