Central Wisconsin CAFO Controversy on WPR’s Route 51
For the City Times
Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 looks at the issues surrounding plans to locate a large scale dairy farm, a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), in the Town of Saratoga in Wood County on Thursday.
Host Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with three members of the opposition group Protect Wood County: Wood County Board Member Bill Leichtnam, Town of Saratoga businesswoman Rhonda Carrell, and lakefront homeowner Don Ystad.
The program will also feature John Holevoet, Government Affairs Director of the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association. The proposed Golden Sands Dairy would have 5300 animals on 7000 acres, with much of the land also used for agriculture.
Golden Sands owner Jim Wysocki declined our invitation to appear on the program.
Route 51, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wausau regional talk show, can be heard from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays on the Ideas Network stations WLBL 91.9 FM Wausau, WLBL 930 AM Auburndale/Stevens Point, WHBM 90.3 FM Park Falls, WHAA 89.1 FM Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, WHRM 90.9-3 HD and WHSF 89.9 FM Rhinelander/Eagle River.
The show airs Thursday, July 30th at 10 AM and is being re-broadcast Friday nights at 7 PM on WHRM 90.9 FM.