SARATOGA, Wis (WSAU) Town leaders in Saratoga have questions about a 3,500-cow mega dairy that's being proposed. They'll discuss the issue at their Town Board meeting at 6pm tonight.
The board's agenda was amended yesterday to include a discussion on the impact of the proposed farm on water levels. UW-Stevens Point expert George Kraft will give a presentation.
The owner of Wysocki Produce Farms in Portage County is proposing a new business venture called Golden Sands Dairy. They've applied for a permit and are purchasing the property from Plum Creek Timerlands in the corner of Portage County near the Adams and Wood county lines. The farm would be off highways 73 and 13, and would cover about 6,000 acres.
The permitting process will take at least two years to complete. When it's running, the farm would employ about 25 people.