Cow College 2022 – Online and In-Person

2022 will be the 60th Cow College! The 2022 Cow College will be held online January 6 and January 13. There will be in-person farm tours on January 20. View at home or at the FVTC Clintonville Regional Center. Registration required. Questions? Extension Shawano County 715-526-6136 Extension Outagamie County 920-832-4763   Click here to view […]

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2022 WI Century and Sesquicentennial Award Applications

Applications are now available for the 2022 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin […]

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Focus on food safety when making maple syrup

Making maple syrup is a time-honored tradition in many parts of Wisconsin, and it is as much of an art as a science. Even though sap does run in other trees such as birch and elm in early spring, maples produce more and sweeter sap than any other tree. Collection. Once trees are tapped, a collecting container […]

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2021 WI Century and Sesquicentennial Award Applications

Applications are now available for the 2021 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by US Cellular, will take place Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 15 at Wisconsin State Fair […]

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Livestock Lessons – Round 2

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin Youth Livestock – Division of Extension – Livestock Lessons – Round 2 Youth sought to showcase their ‘Livestock Lessons’.  Great news!  We are releasing the next round of Livestock Lessons ending on March 5, 2021.  The potential topics for your lessons are endless!  We would love for you to submit your […]

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2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest

We are happy to announce that registration is open for the 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest on Sunday, November 22nd, 2:30-6:00pm. This virtual contest will test the knowledge of youth in placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, and retail cut identification. Juniors (age 8-13) and Seniors (age 14-19) are invited […]

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DATCP Guidance on Unsolicited Seed Packages

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has been notified that some Wisconsin residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species. Similar packages have been received in […]

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Wild Parsnip and Spotted Knapweed

Wild Parsnip and Spotted Knapweed are common invasive plant species that have a lot of people asking, “How can I get rid of this stuff?”  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, but these Division of Extension publications will help you better understand what you’re up against and the options available to eliminate or at least […]

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Greg Blonde Retires from UW-Madison Extension Waupaca County

It is with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude for his service that we are announcing the retirement of Greg Blonde. Since 1984, Greg has served as the Agriculture Agent for UW-Madison Extension in Waupaca County. His work and dedication have been integral to the local farming community, and to the broader community as a whole. […]

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Important COVID-19 Pandemic Updates for Farms and Farm Families

Below are important updates for farms and farm families related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Coronavirus Food Assistance Act (CFAP). Updated information on direct farm payments is now available on farmers.gov/cfap.   Program sign up begins next Tuesday, May 26 and runs thru August 28.   Details on payment rates, eligibility, and records needed for the application are on […]

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PPP/EIDL Update from SBA (Video)

Here’s a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2YJ9r_6ibg&feature=youtu.be to view a recording of the PPP/EIDL Extension webinar for farmers aired this past Tuesday, May 12.  Note, the link starts in the middle, so you’ll have to back up the video to start at the beginning.  This is the most comprehensive and detailed summary of these two programs with lots of Q […]

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Basil plant in a container.

Container Gardening & Container Vegetables

Want to grow your own healthy food but don’t have a garden? Safer-at-home is the perfect time to try container gardening. Check out the new Extension fact sheet (PDF 599 kb) for specific variety recommendations, as well as Extension bulletin A3382 “Container Gardening” (PDF 58 kb) for more details on how to get started.

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