Jim Wysocki, chief financial officer of Wysocki Produce Farms in Portage County, Wisconsin, began the process of applying for the permits needed for a 3,500-cow farm in Saratoga. He also contacted local and regional officials to notify them of the company's plan for the dairy and produce operation and reached out to Gannett Central Wisconsin Media to get the word out to the public, resulting in a story in the Marshfield News-Herald.

The farm will include 6,000 acres of irrigated land, where crops will be grown to feed the dairy herd.

Wysocki currently owns Central Sands Dairy, south of Nekoosa. The new dairy will be called Golden Sands Dairy.

The company's Portage County produce farm, the Central Sands Dairy and the proposed Golden Sands Dairy would be located near each other, improving the efficiency of all the operations, Wysocki said.

Wysocki plans to begin work on the land this year and anticipates it will take about 2.5 years before the farm can start producing milk.


—From the Marshfield News-Herald (Click here to read the full article.)