“While attending FISC, I worked at the UW Dairy Cattle Center…I learned to appreciate research and analyzing data and saw that, although it can be tedious, it pays off in the end.”
A fourth-generation farmer, Andy Fisher, Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) ’99, grew up on a dairy in Valders, Wisconsin. In January 2004, he co-founded Riverside Dairy LLC in nearby Reedsville. There, he manages almost 800 cattle and farms about 750 acres of herd-feeding crops. Riverside uses research-proven methods to keep its cows comfortable and happy. As a result, the herd produces an impressive 10 million pounds of milk per year. Fisher also makes caring for his community a high priority and takes significant measures to reduce the environmental impact of his farm. His on- and off-farm achievements earned him the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer award in 2018.
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