Biery, a cheese packaging, processing and distribution company, has been operating in Wisconsin since November 2013, when it purchased the Kickapoo Valley Cheese Corp. in Sherry. The company is currently pursuing options for a new building in the area. Once complete, the project is expected to create 31 full-time jobs and retain 111 positions.
The Biery Cheese Co. was founded in 1929 by Norman F. Biery, who started making Swiss cheese in Louisville, Ohio. The company has evolved from a manufacturing company to one that now provides chunks, shreds, slices, diced, cubes, and snacking cheeses to its customers around the world. Visit www.inwisconsin.com.
Golden Sands Family Farm posts online tool to follow EIR
A Central Wisconsin dairy farm facing vocal opposition to expansion plans posted an interactive online tool to provide public with access to important information from the recently submitted Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Golden Sands Family Farm is being developed by central Wisconsin-based Wysocki Family of Companies and will be located in the Wood County Town of Saratoga.
“For more than 60 years and going on three generations, we have remained committed to environmental responsibility, growing the local economy and providing a legacy for our children and grandchildren,” said Jim Wysocki, chief financial officer of the Wysocki Family of Companies. “Golden Sands Family Farm will add productive farmland to our current operations and helps us continue our tradition of farming and land stewardship.”
The new online tool provides neighbors of the project and people throughout Wisconsin with important facts from the Environmental Impact Report, which was recently submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the agency primarily responsible for processing project permit applications. The EIR provides the DNR with comprehensive information about the science and technology behind Golden Sands Family Farm and answers to many questions the public has raised concerning the planned farming operations.
The new interactive tool can be found online at www.FarmingFullCircle.com. It contains easily accessed data, facts and highlights from the EIR. The EIR is a valuable and comprehensive tool for identifying issues to be addressed as the current red pine plantation, which is regularly harvested for the paper industry, is converted to both agricultural crop fields and a productive dairy. The EIR is an important step in the multi-stage permitting process for Golden Sands Family Farm.