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Harvesting business and cranberries

Posted by UWSPcps - October 18, 2012 - Academics, Business & Economics, Featured

Photo by Courtney Cerniglia.

 

Fall in Central Wisconsin is a sight to see. Adding to the wonderful colors of the trees is the big business of the cranberry marshes. The end of September through October is harvest time, so Prof. Elizabeth Martin and a group of 24 School of Business & Economics students visited Glacial Lake Cranberries on Oct. 18 to learn about its operations.

Wisconsin will harvest 4.5 million barrels of cranberries this fall, making Wisconsin the nation’s top cranberry-producing state. The students learned about the challenges and rewards of being an independent cranberry grower from the marsh’s owner Mary Brazeau-Brown.

Glacial Lake has been producing cranberries since 1873 and the farm has been in the Brazeau family for three generations.

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