Thanks to you, our billboards will be educating travelers for another year. Your generosity is overwhelming. Unfortunately, this all comes with a warning. If you get the Leader Newspaper, you possibly read the letter to the editor last week from a supervisor in Polk County. Essentially, he called you EXTREME ACTIVISTS. If you didn’t have the opportunity to read it, it is posted on the news feed of our website at We suggest you read it so that you understand the position we’re all in.

While the Cumberland CAFO has not yet finalized its application, it appears that most of the pieces required have been completed. Their wetland delineation was recently approved by the WIDNR and we expect a full application to be presented shortly. If the application is approved, there will be a notice period and a local listening session. Please watch the news on our web site and ask your friends to sign-up for email updates to stay informed on a variety of issues of importance.

Billboard Slogan Contest:

Since our billboard campaign was so successful, we would like to have you put on your thinking caps and come up with some cool words that we could put on one of our billboards. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate donated by THE WATERSHED CAFÉ (, a sustainable local community restaurant in Osceola, Wisconsin. The Billboard Slogan Contest ends at midnight, September 15, 2022.

Keep in mind that we can’t use naughty words, but we really like sarcasm, humor and metaphors. People are zooming by so your slogan needs to be short, sweet and to the point. ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH. Please enter the contest here:

Many people have asked us how they can support us. All donations really help, for instance putting a new skin on a billboard is fairly expensive, but getting those brain cells geared up could be very interesting. We will post the best entries on the website and inform you when they’re there. Please enter the contest here:

Thanks again for all your support. If you kind of forgot to make a donation the last time, we are still open for business and fighting for you everyday. The damage to our watershed could be permanent and your support is meaningful. Thank you for helping the community.

The KnowCAFOs Team