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Groundbreaking for the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

The excitement at the groundbreaking for the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center showed on faces as dignitaries, board members and supporters turned the dirt to begin construction of a state-of-the-art center to help consumers understand where their food comes from. Pictured left to right are: Jean Dvorak, widow of Norval Dvorak, WAEC visionary; Corey Geiger, Campaign [...]

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Farm Credit System Donates $550,000 to the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

The Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC) has officially broke ground on a world-class, interactive discovery center that will focus on sustainable and responsible farming practices. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the center’s future site near Newton at the intersection of Hwy 43 and County C in Manitowoc County. As part of the groundbreaking ceremony, [...]

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If you build it, they will come

Wisconsin prepares to focus on agriculture education each and every day with a $13 million facility. "If you build it, they will come.” Many people shared that same thought as they attended a campaign kickoff celebrating the building announcement for the first of its kind Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC). As a means to open [...]

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East Central/Select Sires and NorthStar Cooperative Partner on $100,000 Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

East Central/Select Sires and NorthStar Cooperative, both who have been serving farmers for over 70 years, partnered to support the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center with a $100,000 gift. This remarkable, collaborative, lead gift was celebrated at WAEC’s Create. Cultivate. Educate. capital campaign kickoff event where the center’s leadership announced their $13 million goal. “Since 1940, [...]

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Mike Austin’s Ag Report Features Campaign Kickoff

On Thursday, August 4th, the campaign to build WAEC celebrated its public kickoff event. Mike Austin, WFRV ag reporter, was in attendance interviewing WAEC leadership about what to expect from this future educational center, and the importance of investing in making this project a reality in our community. Watch his news story and celebrate this [...]

Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center Receives donation from Sargento Foods, Inc.

Sargento Foods, Inc. has announced they will support the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The state-of-the-art education center will provide visitors with an opportunity to better understand agriculture along with highlighting the importance of the dairy and cheese industries within Wisconsin. "Wisconsin and cheese go hand in hand; through the Wisconsin Agricultural [...]

LEAD Gift Announcements – It’s another summer of generosity towards WAEC!

July has been a very special month of celebrating new campaign partnerships and we are only half way through it. Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition - $150,000 A trusted, household name, ARM & HAMMER™ has been committed to the highest quality and innovation in animal nutrition for decades. The global Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition leadership [...]

Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center to Hire Director of Operations

Non-profit seeks leader to oversee operations (Manitowoc, WI) - The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC) announces the organization has initiated a search for a Director of Operations. WAEC is a growing non-profit organization with an ambitious plan to educate people of all ages on the importance of agriculture with a [...]

Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center Receives $100,000 donation from John Deere

We are proud to celebrate the generous support of another global leader. John Deere has joined Riesterer and Schnell, Inc. and Eis Implement, Inc. in supporting the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center with a $100,000 lead gift to the capital campaign. This gift is an expression of gratitude for Riesterer and Schnell’s early involvement in this [...]

BouMatic Makes $100,000 Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

We are thrilled to announce BouMatic is entering into a philanthropic partnership with WAEC through a $100,000 lead gift to the campaign. With a history of innovation and a focus enhancing the productivity across the dairy industry, BouMatic has become a global leader in the design and manufacturing (manufacture) of dairy farm equipment. BouMatic’s is [...]