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Feeding Unpasteurized Milk to Your Dairy Herd

In cases where a dairy producer is unable to ship their milk to a processor, this factsheet is to provide general information regarding the potential feeding of unpasteurized milk to the dairy herd. Read more: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/dairy/feeding-unpasteurized-milk-to-the-dairy-herd/

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Wisconsin DNR Information on Compliance During COVID-19

The Wisconsin DNR released a press release on Friday, April 3, 2020, which provides an environmental compliance roadmap in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an infographic which outlines the Wisconsin DNR environmental compliance process. Additional information regarding COVID-19 can be found at the DHS website and the CDC website.

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COVID-19 and Farmers Exposure

Q: Is there any truth to the rumor that farmers and farm workers might be resistant or even immune to COVID-19?  A: No, see COVID19 & Farmer Exposure for details.

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State of Dairy Markets- April 1, 2020

State of Dairy Markets – April 1, 2020  by Mark Stephenson, PhD; Director of Dairy Policy Analysis – University of Wisconsin, Madison It’s a little ironic that today is April Fools day.  Our circumstances are no joke, and I feel a need to share what we know about deteriorating dairy markets.  Nobody needs a review as to […]

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DATCP DNR Milk Disposal Fact Sheet

With some milk processors sending letters to dairy farmers indicating they may be asked to dump milk due to COVID-19 issues (i.e. to many sick or quarantined employees unable to keep the plant running at full capacity), the WI Dept of Ag and the DNR have released a  Fact Sheet for farmers outlining the rules […]

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Ag Exclusion – Safer at Home

The Governors order “Safer-At-Home” exempts essential businesses and their employees like farm and other food industry workers.  The attached summary includes an example letter farm and Ag business owners may want to share with their employees to avoid potential questions.   Ag Exclusion – Safer at Home

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“Can I catch Coronavirus from my cows?”

While coronavirus diseases in cattle (pre-wean scours, winter dysentery and pneumonia?) aren’t new, they’ve never been linked to people.  Moreover, there’s no evidence showing exposure to bovine coronaviruses provides any immunity to COVID19, the new coronavirus disease specific to people.  However, even though this new disease in people is highly unlikely to infect cattle, it’s […]

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“Steps for Limiting Farm Families and Farm Employees from COVID-19 Exposure”

“Steps for Limiting Farm Families and Farm Employees from COVID-19 Exposure” With the current pandemic of COVID-19, farmers are concerned about keeping themselves, their families and employees well and work to reduce the potential spread of the disease. The following are recommendations for limiting exposure from visitors to farms. If possible: Postpone or find alternative […]

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Waupaca County Public Service Message (Press Release)

Waupaca County Public Service Message:  In a proactive effort to keep the community informed with the most current and reliable information regarding the public response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are providing the following information. We are calling on media agencies to report this information as widely as possible. Additionally, we continue to urge the community […]

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Pesticide Applicator Testing has been suspended effective 3-18-2020

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide certification testing as of March 18, 2020. Exams scheduled on and after March 18, 2020,​ are canceled. If you have scheduled a certification exam do not go to the testing location. If your certification expires January 31-May 31, 2020, DATCP is extending […]

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Resources for Small Business and Farms

The UW-Madison Extension Center for Community & Economic Development has created a resource page to assist small businesses as they navigate and prepare for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). https://economicdevelopment.extension.wisc.edu/navigating-coronavirus-for-small-business/ Additionally, Extension Farm Management has created a list of resources to assist the farming industry as they prepare for possible impacts. https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/2020/06/coronavirus/

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Ag News of Interest for Waupaca County

We have had several request for two recent Ag publications.   The first is County Profile – 2017 USDA Ag Census fact sheet and the second is 2012-2018 Local & Statewide Cropland Value. Please check them out.  If you would like to have additional information or have question on these or any agricultural inquiries, please contact […]

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Cow College 2020

Cow College update:  Farm Tour Map are now available.  If you haven’t registered and plan to attend on Tuesday, January 21, please call our office 715-258-6231 to register as soon as possible for an accurate count for food.   The 2020 Cow College will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 14 and 21.   Cost is […]

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Farm Management for Ag Professionals – September 13

Northeast Wisconsin farm business management professionals and Ag lenders are encouraged to attend the annual fall Extension Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals on Friday, September 13th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. Topics to be addressed include: · “Dairy Market & Milk Price Outlook” by Mark Stephenson, UW-Madison Extension Dairy Marketing Specialist. · “Dairy Revenue […]

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Now accepting applications for Leadership Waupaca County Class XX

Leadership Waupaca County is now accepting applications for LWC Class XX!! Leadership Waupaca County meets the second Thursday of the month September through May, with the exception of January when we will meet on the second Wednesday and Thursday for the state government session in Madison (overnight).  Classes are located at different venues across Waupaca County. […]

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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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