From an article by Heidi Clausen in The Country Today:

EMERALD — In the center of Marvin Voeltz’s farmyard stands an old, rundown windmill.

Used decades ago by Voeltz’s grandparents for pumping water, the windmill reminds Voeltz of the role wind once played — and can still play — in powering farms and homes.

“Right there is proof they used wind,” he said. “What’s wrong with using wind now to produce electricity?”

Voeltz, a dairy farmer near Emerald, is one of more than a dozen landowners who have signed on to host one or more wind turbines for the Highland Wind Farm proposed by Emerging Energies of Wisconsin.