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More women entering dairy industry in Wisconsin


January 7, 2018

COLFAX, Wis. (AP) — America's dairy land is undergoing a bit of a revolution, and it has nothing to do with the words on Wisconsin's license plate or even the size of farms.

It's about the cows — specifically who's minding the animals in the barn.

Increasingly, the folks caring for the cows, monitoring their health and managing the herd are women, according to agriculture educators in west-central Wisconsin.

It's a stereotype-busting trend that's as dramatic as it is undeniable.

The animal science management program at Chippewa Valley Technical College has seen female applicants climb f...

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