Alternative Forage Crops

Winter kill and dry weather have some farms looking at Alternative Forage Crops to build back their feed inventory in 2018.  This is a two-page summary that will be helpful for specific planting and harvesting recommendations.    

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Extension Impact Spring 2019 Edition

We may have a new name and a new logo, but these Extension Waupaca County educators are the SAME – they really are making an IMPACT on the citizens of WAUPACA COUNTY. Take a few moments and read our latest edition of our newsletter – Extension Impact: Education Makes a Difference.

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UW-Madison Extension Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals – May 3

Wisconsin farm mangers and farm management professionals are invited to attend the semi-annual UW-Extension Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals on Friday, May 3rd at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. The day will begin at 9:30 and topics include: “Dairy Market Update & Outlook for 2019” – Bob Cropp, UW-Madison Dairy Marketing & Policy Specialist, Professor […]

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2019 Cattle Feeder Clinic

Tuesday, February 26 will be the 2019 Cattle Feeder Clinic.  This annual clinic will be held at Equity Livestock Barn in Marion.  This event along with lunch is FREE, no cost (advance registration required).  Register by calling Extension Waupaca County (715-258-6231) or Equity Sale Barn (715-754-5227) or (715-758-2125). 12 NOON Registration and Lunch (sponsored by […]

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Waupaca County Forage Council Annual Meeting – Feb. 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 is the date for the Waupaca County Forage Council’s annual meeting and auction.  This year’s event will be at Bear Lake Resort in Manawa (N4715 State Road 22-110).  Call our office to register at 715-258-6231.  Registration appreciated by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6th.  The days events will be as follows: 10:00 […]

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Protecting Dairy Farm Income With Dairy Revenue Insurance

Learn about the new Dairy Revenue Protection Program (Dairy-RP), a new federal crop insurance risk management tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level.  Participants will also learn about the FSA Dairy Margin Protection Program as another tool, especially when milk prices are low. January 31, […]

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2019 Cow College

The 2019 Cow College schedule has been released!  The dates are Jan. 8, 15 and 22, 2019.  Jan 8 &15 will be 1-3 p.m. at FVTC Regional Center in Clintonville.  Jan. 22 will be a Farm Tour beginning at 10:15 a.m. and ending with lunch and presentation at Cedar Springs Golf Course. Cost is $5.00/day or $10.00 for […]

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Pricing High Moisture Shell Corn

Title: Pricing High Moisture Shell Corn Author: Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Pricing High Moisture Shell Corn Waupaca, Wis. – With corn silage harvest finished on most farms, dairy and livestock producers now turn their attention to buying, selling and harvesting high moisture shell corn (HMSC). High moisture corn is harvested before the kernel is […]

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UWEX FARM MANAGEMENT SEMINAR – September 14

Northeast Wisconsin farm managers, Ag lenders and other Ag industry professionals are encouraged to attend the annual UW-Extension Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals on Friday, September 14th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. Topics to be addressed include: Market Outlook & Strategies – Robin Schmahl, AgDairy LLC Marketing Consultant Farm Exit Planning – Stephanie Plaster, […]

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Pricing Standing Hay App Now Available for iPhones & iPads

Pricing Standing Hay App Now Available for iPhones & iPads by Greg Blonde, Waupaca County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Just in time for first crop hay in 2018 the UW-Extension pricing standing hay app    is now available in both Android and IOS versions. iPhone and iPad users can find the free app at  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hay-pricing/id1381165835?mt=8 or search […]

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Extension Impact Spring Edition

Find out the latest programming news for each of the Waupaca County UW-Extension Educators by reading our spring edition of our quarterly publications of the Extension Impact. For more information on any of the programming by our UW-Extension educators, please call our office at 715-258-6230. Our office hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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IMPORTANT Snow Load Information – April 2018

Due to the recent heavy snowfall there is reason to have concern over heavy snow loads on farm buildings. There have been several farm buildings that have collapsed in Waupaca County and throughout northeast Wisconsin. In addition, many have concerns for buildings that still have significant amounts of snow on them. “Snow and ice accumulations […]

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Custom Rate Guide 2017

Just in time for the 2018 cropping season, an updated Custom rate Survey of the cost for common farming operations is available from the USDA! WISCONSIN CUSTOM RATE GUIDE 2017  

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Waupaca County Forage Council 2018 Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018 is the date for the Waupaca County Forage Council’s annual meeting and auction.  This year’s event will be at Bear Lake Resort in Manawa (N4715 State Road 22-110).  Call our office to register at 715-258-6231.  Registrations appreciated by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5th.  The days events will be as follows: 10:00 – […]

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Waupaca County Large Market Animal Mandatory Meetings

If members wish to participate in the Waupaca County Large Animal Sale (beef, sheep, swine), they must attend one of the mandatory meetings listed below. If the participant cannot attend, a parent or guardian MUST attend in their place.  As stated in the 4-H enrollment guidelines, 3rd graders cannot sell in the large and small market animal sale. Large Market […]

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“Managing at the Bottom of the Farm Income Cycle”

Managing a farm in tough economic times is a tremendous challenge.  There are no easy answers, only difficult choices.  This short publication from Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, Extension Farm Business and Financial Management Specialist at UW-Platteville, is titled “Managing at the Bottom of the Farm Income Cycle” and lists specific strategies and tactics to help improve […]

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$1000 Scholarship Available from the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships to be used during the second semester of the 2018-19 school year. Third and fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities are eligible to apply. Additional scholarships will be available to high school seniors planning to pursue […]

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2017 WI Corn Hybrid Performance Trial Results

Now Available!! 2017 WI Corn Hybrid Performance Trials…Grain, Silage, Specialty/Organic Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn […]

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