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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Agriculture Extension Educator Position Opening for Calumet County

Agriculture Extension Educator Position Opening Interested in making a positive impact in Calumet County?  University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension in Calumet County, is looking for an individual who is passionate about agriculture and supporting the local agriculture economy, to fill our current Agriculture Extension Educator vacancy.  The successful applicant will be responsible for education programs […]

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2018 Cow College

The 2018 Cow College dates have been announced! January 9 (1-3 PM) at Fox Valley Tech College in Clintonville:  Using Genomic Testing to Improve Your Herd by Dr. Kent Weigel, Extension Dairy Genetics Specialist, UW-Madison                                     Premium Beef Program: An Option for Your Dairy Farm? by Dr. Victor Cabrera, Extension Dairy Management Specialist, UW-Madison     January 16 (1-3 PM) […]

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Corn Silage Pricing App

A new Android app for pricing standing corn silage developed by UW-Extension Agents, Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry is now available on the Google Play Store (search Google Play Store for “Corn Silage”). This app is useful for both corn silage buyers and sellers.  A helpful “how-to” video can be viewed here. Contact Waupaca County UW-Extension […]

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Corn Silage Dry-Down Days

Corn Silage Dry-Down Days When:             Wednesdays – September 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where:            CHS Larsen Coop Feed Mill, Weyauwega and FVTC Regional Center, Clintonville Contact:          Clintonville Elevator (800-215-2894), CHS Larsen Coop (800-839-2667), Sara Maas-Pate, FVTC (715- 853-9226), Greg Blonde, UW-Extension (715-258-6230) This is FREE!! Anyone can bring samples.  Staff […]

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Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals

Friday, September 29, 2017 will be the date for the Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals conference.  This conference will be held at Liberty Hall in Kimberly from 9:15 am – 3:00 pm.  Cost is $40.  Registration deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017. Topic include: “Milk Marketing / Dairy Policy Outlook and Update” “Understanding and […]

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Waupaca County Forage Council to Host 2017 Summer Field Day

Waupaca County UW-Extension in conjunction with the Waupaca County Forage Council will host a Summer Field on Wednesday, August 9th at the Bear Lake Resort south of Manawa (N4715 Hwy 22/110, Manawa). The program begins indoors at 10:00 AM with updates from UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Greg Blonde, as well as Waupaca County Land & Water […]

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Farm Technology Days – July 11-13

Be sure to visit Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County!!  The 2017 dates are July 11-13. This 3-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture….many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Host Farm: Ebert Enterprises E5083 County Road K Algoma, WI   54201 Visit the website www.wifarmtechnologydays.com for more information on exhibitors, […]

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Rose Chafer and Lily Leaf Beetle

We have received many calls over the past two weeks regarding the Rose Chafer.   This publication will provide with more information about them. The Lily Leaf Beetle has been found in Marathon and Portages counties.  More information can be found here:  Lily Leaf Beetle Pest Alert . If you have any questions about pests in your garden or yard, […]

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Farm Management/Ag Professionals Conference – May 5th

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, May 5th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. Topics to be addressed at the update include: Decisions Impacting 2017 Cropping Profitability – Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County UW-Extension Crops & Soils […]

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New Report on GMO’s

Latest National Academy of Science Report on GMO’s says… “While recognizing the inherent difficulty of detecting subtle or long-term effects in health or the environment, the study committee found no substantiated evidence of a difference in risks to human health between currently commercialized genetically engi­neered (GE) crops and conventionally bred crops, nor did it find […]

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2017 Cattle Feeder Update

Tuesday, February 21 is the date for the 2017 Cattle Feeder Update.  This UW-Extension program is free, but advanced registration is required.  Reservations can be made by calling our office at 715-258-6231 or the Equity Sale Barn (715-754-5227). Beef Cattle Feeders, Dairy Steer Feeders and Beef Industry Professionals are encouraged to attend.  This event will take […]

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Tap Into It!!

Do you have a great UW-Extension experience or story to share with others??  We would love to hear your experiences and stories! Please take a moment to share them here: https://uwcx.org

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2017 Cow College UPDATE!!!!

 Cow College – UPDATE The “Effectively Managing Digital Dermatitis & Other Hoof Health Issues in the Dairy Herd” which was originally scheduled for January 17, but was cancelled because of weather has been rescheduled.  The RESCHEDULED date will be TUESDAY, MARCH 7 and will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College in Clintonville.  If you originally registered […]

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OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Video

The US Dept of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made changes to its Injury and Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements over the past two years. Whether you are new to OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements or would like an update on these changes, this webinar is for you. According to Cheryl Skjolaas, Extension Farm Safety Specialist […]

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Guidelines for Soil Compaction Management During a Wet Harvest Season

Guidelines for Soil Compaction Management During a Wet Harvest Season Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Soil Science; francisco.arriaga@wisc.edu Brian Luck, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering; bluck@wisc.edu University of Wisconsin-Madison, and UW-Extension Fast Facts: Waiting for better soil moisture conditions is best, but not always possible. Reduce axles loads… […]

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Achieving Excellence in Dairying

In January of 2016, Dr. Gordy Jones, DVM was the featured speaker at our 54th Annual Waupaca County UW-Extension “Cow College” program in Clintonville.  Dr. Jones received his veterinarian degree from Michigan State University and began his career as a dairy herd veterinarian in 1977 in Waupaca County (Weyauwega/Fremont area) and later in Oconto County.  […]

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Connie Abert Amphitheater Dedication

On Saturday, September 10, 2016 CAP Services and the City of Waupaca had a dedication ceremony for the new Waupaca Eco- Park. This new park offers a natural playground area, an education center and the Connie Abert Amphitheater. The Eco-Park reflects all the things that Connie Abert emulated in her programming as the Waupaca County […]

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3rd Annual Meat Processing Contest!!

This is the last week to sign up for the 3rd Annual Meat Processing Contest!! 4-H and FFA member’s age 9 years old and older are invited to participate in the Outagamie County 3rd Annual Meat Processing Contest.  Youth will learn the art and science of making snack sticks by experimenting with different flavors and […]

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New Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2016 is just around the corner.  Most corn silage is harvested from late August through early November, when energy, fiber and moisture are at their best, depending on planting date, hybrid variety and growing conditions.  A third to three-quarters of the feed consumed by more than 1.2 million […]

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