By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County Board member and Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy owner John Pagel is calling on his fellow farmers to respect the county employees who are only doing their job when they visit their operations. In a letter to the editor, Pagel cites the many changes made in recent years affecting farmers, including a winter manure spreading ordinance and land use fees. Pagel says the employees from the Land and Water Conservation Department are only doing their jobs and many of the issues stem from an education gap on the rule changes.
Pagel invites farmers to its upcoming Land and Water Conservation committee and Kewaunee County board meetings to get their voices heard, especially after the introduction of ordinances regulating manure haulers and waste irrigation earlier this week. You can read the full letter from Pagel online with this story.