Door County’s Henschel Family Featured on Wisconsin Life

The sixth season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television will feature the story of the Henschel family

Mike and Jamie Henschel were born into farming and their three boys are the fifth generation to
work their land between Egg Harbor and Institute. The family operates Cherryland Dairy Farm, which has grown to 600 acres of cropland, owned and rented, 50 milk cows, a 40-sow, farrow-to-finish operation, 1,200 maple trees for their syrup enterprise, six acres of sour cherries, four beehives and a commercial sawmill.

The episode, “Under the Surface,” airs at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 25 on WPT.

In Wisconsin life, host Angela Fitzgerald connects viewers with what makes Wisconsin such a great place to live in and explore. The program brings viewers closer to people whose passions, experiences and expertise celebrate the best of Wisconsin.

In addition to sharing the Henschel family story, Fitzgerald heads underground to explore the caves of the Ledge View Nature Center. Other stories include a group of veterans who repair mobility devices; a Rhinelander musician pursuing his dream; and a group of college graduates who perform Shakespeare at Wisconsin State Parks.

This season sees Fitzgerald crossing the state to visit places including the Brule River State Forest, the Racine Arts & Business Center and the Milwaukee Astronomical Society Observatory in New Berlin. The rest of the Wisconsin Life team is just as well-traveled; as always, the program finds and introduces unique and inspiring Wisconsinites from all parts of the state and from all walks of life.

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