America's Dairyland

Home of dairy farming, cheesemaking, ethnic festivals, polka and the badger. Residents are kindly referred to as Wisconsinites and Cheeseheads. Welcome to Wisconsin.

Governor Walker introduces the newly redesigned Wisconsin.Gov

The site features improved search functionality, online services and applications that help users conduct business in Wisconsin, and social media links to real-time news and updates by state agencies and legislators. There’s even a page for kids featuring state symbols and links to information about our great state. This redesigned site works to meet the unique needs of each of its one million average yearly users.

Madison5/26/2017 2:00 PM5/29/2017 3:00 PMView Event
You’ve been freezing your buns all winter, so Cele-BRAT-e the official start of summer with Brat Fest, Memorial Day weekend at Willow Island! Putting the sizzle into summer for over 30 years, Brat Fest is one of the Midwest’s largest and best, family-friendly music festivals right in the heart of Madison.
World's Largest Brat Fest
Marshfield6/1/2017 2:00 PM6/4/2017 3:00 PMView Event
This is the 35th year all of Marshfield will be gathering for three delectable days of dairy celebration or, as locals call it, "Dairyfest!" The celebration includes the Cheese Chase 2K and 5K runs, the Mayor's Dairyfest Breakfast, arts & crafts, a downtown "Dairyfest" parade and an old fashioned picnic and movie in the park. Visitors from around Wisconsin and neighboring states frequent this event, which has seen as many as 20,000 dairy lovers.
Osceola6/2/2017 2:00 PM6/3/2017 3:00 PMView Event
Rhubarb Days is fun for the whole family! Community wide garage sales, bouncy house, craft fair, bake sale, pancake breakfast, and much more.
Rhubarb Days


Featured Metrics from Agency Performance Dashboards

Agency performance dashboards include cabinet agencies and are updated quarterly during the state fiscal year (July 1-June 30)

Number of days needed to issue wetland individual permit decisions

Wetlands are regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Wisconsin DNR and by local counties, cities and villages. The excavating or placement of any material in low areas or wetlands requires a DNR permit.

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FoodShare and Medicaid overpayments established

The Office of Inspector General, in collaboration with local agencies, investigate alleged fraudulent activity by FoodShare and Medicaid recipients. This activity is measured by the dollar amount of claims established as overpayments due back to these programs.

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Percentage increase in MyWisVets users in 2016 compared to 2015

MyWisVets is an online, web-based system that provides veterans with preliminary information regarding benefits eligibility and expedites the application process.

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State Symbols

Wisconsin State Badger


State Animal

Wisconsin State Robin


State Bird

Wisconsin State Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

State Tree

Wisconsin State Wood Violet

Wood Violet

State Flower

Wisconsin State Mineral Galena


State Mineral

Wisconsin State Cow

Dairy Cow

State Domesticated Animal

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