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Seeking A Sustainable Future: Climate Change And Farming Panel Discussion

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

On Wednesday, February 23rd, The RENEW Wisconsin Energy Fund (RWEF), the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, and DTE Vantage co-sponsored a WisPolitics panel discussion 'Seeking a sustainable future: climate change and farming.' With climate change looming, farmers and the ag industry are exploring ways to adapt. Topics for this panel discussion included the growing demand for sustainable products and how Wisconsin farmers can improve and document their sustainability scores to raise the value of their products for companies that are demanding more sustainable farm products.

Rep. Gary Tauchen and Jessica Niekrasz also spoke about The Wisconsin Agriculture - Carbon/Energy/Water (A-CEW) initiative led by a public/private collaboration of Wisconsin legislative leaders and private sector executives, is exploring a series of options for consideration of legislative action in 2022 and beyond.

The RENEW Wisconsin Energy Fund is committed to supporting educational events like this that bring together Wisconsin’s citizens to advance our economy, create jobs, and improve our environment using innovative advancements in renewable energy technology and policy.

Veteran farm broadcaster Pam Jahnke moderated an interesting panel discussion that featured:

-Jessica Niekrasz, president of Clean Fuel Partners, board member of the RWEF, and board chair for the Wisconsin Biomass Energy Coalition -DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski -Rep. Gary Tauchen, Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee -Steve Dvorak, president of DVO in Chilton and designer of a digester now at more than 100 sites in 18 states.

"Here is a link to a WisBusiness story on the event (video link at the end of story):"

The RENEW Wisconsin Energy Fund is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization created to support the growth of Wisconsin’s economy and jobs by advocating for the development and deployment of renewable sources of energy, such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, and other clean and sustainable energy resources, for the benefit of the citizens of Wisconsin. If you have any questions please email:

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