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John C. and Kate Miller donate $250,000 to the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center in Honor of Miller Family Legacy

John C. and Kate Miller donate $250,000 to the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center in Honor of Miller Family Legacy John C. and Kate Miller, the former owners of  Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc. along with their children, Jeanne and John W., are pleased to be able to support the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center with a gift of $250,000. [...]

Riesterer & Schnell, Inc. Makes $250,000 Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

Riesterer & Schnell, Inc. is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year by giving back to the community that so generously supported their longevity. Today, the Riesterer & Schnell Board of Directors is announcing their $250,000 lead gift support to the capital campaign to build the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC) in Manitowoc County. This gift [...]

$500,000 LEAD Gift from Country Visions Cooperative and CP Feeds

Thank you to everyone at Country Visions Cooperative and CP Feeds! More local leaders are leaving a lasting legacy on the capital campaign to build the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center. We are proud to announce Country Visions Cooperative and CP Feeds, both supporters of WAEC’s Believers campaign, are now joining together to make [...]

Bayland Buildings, Inc. Makes $100,000 Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

Thank you to everyone at Bayland Buildings, Inc. for steadfast vision and commitment to WAEC!  Since 1991, under Steve Ambrosius’ leadership, Bayland Buildings, Inc. has helped to build the infrastructure of Wisconsin and has made an important impact in building modern agricultural facilities throughout the state and beyond. This same leadership readily saw the importance [...]

Dairyland Seed Company Makes $100,000 Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

Tom Strachota, General Manager of Dairyland Seed; Doug Grotegut, WAEC;Melissa Bender, WAEC Executive Director; Nic Schoenberger, WAEC;TJ Strachota, Communications Leader of Dairyland Seed Dairyland Seed announced it will support the development of the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC) with a gift of $100,000. The proposed state-of-the-art center will provide visitors with the opportunity [...]

Investors Community Bank Makes $250,000 Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

Pictured are (l-r): Dave Coggins, executive vice president of ag banking at Investors Community Bank; Nic Schoenberger, WAEC Vice-President; Melissa Bender, WAEC Executive Director; Tim Schneider, CEO and co-founder at Investors Community Bank Investors Community Bank announced they will support the development of the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC) with a gift of [...]

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Foundation Makes $1 Million Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

State-of-the-art center to educate visitors about food production and importance of agriculture (Arden Hills, Minn.) Sept. 30, 2015 – Land O’Lakes, Inc. today announced that the Land O’Lakes Foundation will support the development of the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center with a gift of $1 million. The proposed facility, a world-class, interactive experience will highlight sustainable [...]

Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center Announces New Executive Director

The Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC), a non-profit organization which plans to build an interactive attraction that will educate the public on the role agriculture plays in daily life, has announced the selection of Melissa Bender as its new executive director. The center will showcase Wisconsin’s agriculture industry and help the public reconnect with farmers [...]

Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center Receives $5 Million Non-State Agency Grant

The Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC), a non-profit organization which plans to build an interactive attraction that will educate the public on the role agriculture plays in daily life, has received a $5 million Non-State Grant with the recent passage of the State Budget. The Non-State Grant allows the use of state funds on non-state [...]