4-H Enrollment deadline for new member is February 1st

The 4-H Enrollment deadline is February 1st for new 4-H members wanting to participate in the 2021 Waupaca County Fair in the Junior Division. To enroll go to https://v2.4honline.com/   Use the family enrollment guide at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4h-ext/files/2020/09/4HOnline.v2.Family.Enrollment.Guide_.pdf  For more information about Waupaca County 4-H visit our website at https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/

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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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Cows in a farm field

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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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