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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Message to our community

We are heartbroken by the senseless loss of yet another Black life, a reflection of the ongoing systemic racism and the broader social and ​economic injustices in our country. As members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Waupaca County community, we concur with the words of Karl Martin, Dean of Extension. We are in this […]

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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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“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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Pantry items

Easy Meals Using Pantry Staples – FREE Cookbook to download

It is uncertain how long we will be staying home and cooking meals more than usual. You’re probably finding yourself stocking up on those pantry staples like pasta, rice and canned and frozen veggies. Getting sick of the same recipes? This cook book is filled with Easy Meals using Pantry Staples. Easy Meals using Pantry […]

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Quick and Easy Snack Cookbook FREE download!

Like many families in our communities, our FoodWIse Nutrition Educators have their children at home and are making more meals and snacks that usual in a regular week. We’ve created this Quick and Easy Snacks Cookbook filled with healthy, easy (mostly no-bake) recipes to help get you through these next few weeks. There are a […]

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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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