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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Youth sought to showcase their ‘Livestock Lessons’

Livestock Lessons 2020 is a new animal science experience for Wisconsin youth.  Giving a Livestock Lesson is an opportunity for you to share your learning with others and to teach others about animal sciences. The potential topics for your lessons are endless! No matter what topic you choose, remember that the most impactful presentations are […]

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April/May 4-H Forecast

Dear Waupaca County 4-H Families: As we are all living through this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember the 4 H’s of 4-H—Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.  I never could have imagined a time like right now.  I want you to know that I am here for you, 4-H is still here for […]

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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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December 2019 / January 2020 4-H Forecast

The 2018 North Central Region 4-H Volunteer Impact Study was a 12 state study of volunteers in the 4-H Youth Development Program. This included Wisconsin!  An electronic survey was sent to 1,000 randomly selected volunteers in each state and the purpose of the study was to document the impact volunteers have on the 4-H program. […]

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August-September 4-H Forecast

Returning to UW-Madison – You may have noticed that we’ve changed over to the UW-Madison colors on our websites and our logos. From now on, our official name will be the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, but you can continue to call us “Extension”. Our mission is not changing. We’re committed to our work in local communities throughout […]

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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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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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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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April – May 2018 4-H Forecast

Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2018!  National Volunteer week was established in 1974 and has become a nationwide effort to encourage people to volunteer in their communities. We are so thankful for all of the 4-H volunteers in our county. In Waupaca County 4-H we have almost 180 adult volunteer leaders […]

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2018 Cattle Feeders Clinic

The  2018 Cattle Feeders Clinic will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 at the Equity Livestock Sale Barn in Marion. This event is FREE and begins at NOON with a FREE lunch (sponsored by Equity).  Program begins at 1:00pm.  Advanced registration is required. Register by calling:  Waupaca County UW-Extension (715-258-6231) or Equity Sale Barn (715-754-5227) or (715-758-2125). Program […]

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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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December 2017 / January 2018 4-H Forecast

Are you interested in traveling within Wisconsin and/or across the country? Are you in 7th grade or above? Do you want to build friendships with other youth from outside Waupaca County? Do you want to promote 4-H within Waupaca County, make club visits, and plan older youth events? Do you want to expand your 4-H […]

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Large Market Animal Educational Workshops, Points, and Raffle Tickets

1. Two educational workshop opportunities coming up: a. Sheep workshop on Thursday, July 20 at Loehrke Farm, N7149 Pine Hill Road, Pine River, 54965. Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. and pizza will be available. b. Swine workshop on Saturday, July 22 at Wehrle’s Farm, E8283 Seefeld Road, New London, 54961. Time of workshop is 9:00 […]

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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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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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