My how things have changed?

In The Measure of America 2010-2011 report, The American Human Development Project provides over 100 interesting and insightful quality of life measures. The report includes health, education, economic, social, and environmental metrics. QUESTION: According to the American Human Development Project which of the following is true? A. Lives an average of 9 years longer than […]

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The Brain Gain

According The 2009 American Community Survey 1-year estimates, foreign born residents account for an estimated 5.4 percent of the 3,761,656 Wisconsinites age 25 years and older. QUESTION: What percentage of Wisconsin’s 27,467 foreign born residents over the age of 25 years old have Masters degrees, PHD’s and other advanced professional degrees (i.e. MDs, and JDs) […]

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Where does agriculture support the most jobs in Wisconsin?

Last week’s quiz featured a study by Steven Deller and David Williams that revealed that agriculture supports over half of all employment in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. The study also reported that at least one-third of all employment in six other Wisconsin counties (Clark, Richland, Vernon, Buffalo, Marquette, and Taylor) is attributable to agriculture. This study […]

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Economic Impact of Agriculture

The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Wisconsin Counties, by Steve Deller and David Williams, quantifies agriculture’s contribution to the state’s economy. The study reveals that on-farm production and food processing provide over 350,000 jobs in Wisconsin, or about 10% of jobs in the state. The study goes a step further by estimating agriculture’s total employment […]

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