In Our Own Voices

Greetings! I'm Ed Janus – radio journalist, writer and overall lucky guy. Why you may ask? Because I get to chat with many of the interesting people of Wisconsin's rich dairy industry. Then I get to write stories that let others get to know these interesting people. So, in a way, I like to think that I introduce people to one another, perhaps turning strangers into friends.

Join me on a trip across the state to meet the people who help make Wisconsin truly America's Dairyland. Select a profile on the right to begin. I'll introduce you to some very interesting people and perhaps a new friend or two.

America's Dairyland: In Our Own Voices Conversations with Wisconsin Dairy Farmersand Cheesemakers

Select a profile below to hear the audio interview and view the slideshow:

The Mayers
The Honorable Profession of Dairymen

Jeff Wideman and Bruce Workman
Milk on Their Shoes

Mike Gingrich
Splendor From the Grass

Crave Brothers
Our Father's Dream: Keeping Farming in the Family

The Truttmans
Forward to Yesterday: Grazing Our Way to the Future

Sid Cook
From Cheddar to Art

Sam Cook
Inside Work, If You Can Get It

Laura Daniels
The Making of a Dairy Farmer

Ed Janus