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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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Forage Council Scholarships Available!

The Waupaca County Forage Council will be awarding up to two (2) $500 Scholarships to any current 4-H or FFA high school senior, or active college student, enrolled or planning to pursue a bachelors or associate degree in a field related to agriculture. Applications are due to the Extension Waupaca County office by May 31. […]

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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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Alternative Forage Crops

Winter kill and dry weather have some farms looking at Alternative Forage Crops to build back their feed inventory in 2018.  This is a two-page summary that will be helpful for specific planting and harvesting recommendations.    

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Waupaca County Forage Council Annual Meeting – Feb. 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 is the date for the Waupaca County Forage Council’s annual meeting and auction.  This year’s event will be at Bear Lake Resort in Manawa (N4715 State Road 22-110).  Call our office to register at 715-258-6231.  Registration appreciated by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6th.  The days events will be as follows: 10:00 […]

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Custom Rate Guide 2017

Just in time for the 2018 cropping season, an updated Custom rate Survey of the cost for common farming operations is available from the USDA! WISCONSIN CUSTOM RATE GUIDE 2017  

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Waupaca County Forage Council 2018 Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018 is the date for the Waupaca County Forage Council’s annual meeting and auction.  This year’s event will be at Bear Lake Resort in Manawa (N4715 State Road 22-110).  Call our office to register at 715-258-6231.  Registrations appreciated by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5th.  The days events will be as follows: 10:00 – […]

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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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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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Corn Silage Pricing App

A new Android app for pricing standing corn silage developed by UW-Extension Agents, Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry is now available on the Google Play Store (search Google Play Store for “Corn Silage”). This app is useful for both corn silage buyers and sellers.  A helpful “how-to” video can be viewed here. Contact Waupaca County UW-Extension […]

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Corn Silage Dry-Down Days

Corn Silage Dry-Down Days When:             Wednesdays – September 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where:            CHS Larsen Coop Feed Mill, Weyauwega and FVTC Regional Center, Clintonville Contact:          Clintonville Elevator (800-215-2894), CHS Larsen Coop (800-839-2667), Sara Maas-Pate, FVTC (715- 853-9226), Greg Blonde, UW-Extension (715-258-6230) This is FREE!! Anyone can bring samples.  Staff […]

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Waupaca County Forage Council to Host 2017 Summer Field Day

Waupaca County UW-Extension in conjunction with the Waupaca County Forage Council will host a Summer Field on Wednesday, August 9th at the Bear Lake Resort south of Manawa (N4715 Hwy 22/110, Manawa). The program begins indoors at 10:00 AM with updates from UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Greg Blonde, as well as Waupaca County Land & Water […]

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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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Guidelines for Soil Compaction Management During a Wet Harvest Season

Guidelines for Soil Compaction Management During a Wet Harvest Season Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Soil Science; francisco.arriaga@wisc.edu Brian Luck, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering; bluck@wisc.edu University of Wisconsin-Madison, and UW-Extension Fast Facts: Waiting for better soil moisture conditions is best, but not always possible. Reduce axles loads… […]

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New Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2016 is just around the corner.  Most corn silage is harvested from late August through early November, when energy, fiber and moisture are at their best, depending on planting date, hybrid variety and growing conditions.  A third to three-quarters of the feed consumed by more than 1.2 million […]

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Wisconsin Farm Succession and Estate Planning Webinar Series Announced

The Waupaca County UW-Extension will be offering a series of webinars on farm succession and estate planning. Cost is $5.00/person per session OR $40 for the entire series for 2 farm family members.  Pre-registration is required.  To register contact our office at 715-258-6231 or email: dana.nelson@wisc.edu .  Limited to 18 participants per session. The webinars […]

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2016 Corn Plant Density

 Current economics may encourage corn growers to re-consider plant density / seeding rates for 2016.  Click here for full article…  

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Best Management Practices Guide for WI Soybean Growers

UW-Extension, along with UW-Madison and the WI Soybean Marketing Board, recently published a best management practices guide for WI soybean growers.  From variety selection, seed treatments, planting (date, rate, row spacing), to fertilizer and pest management, this guide will help WI farmers as they consider cropping plans for 2016, especially in light current market conditions […]

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New YouTube Videos Available!

UW Extension specialists in Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Soil Science have recorded 52 new YouTube videos which offer 18 hours of instruction for crop production, pest management, soil and water conservation and nutrient management. WI – Soil science fundamentals for field crops WI – Field crop and forage fundamentals WI – Weed, insect, disease […]

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