Dozens more sick from lettuce; Wisconsin hardest hit

Three dozen more patients and two more states are officially part of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses traced to romaine lettuce, with residents in Wisconsin especially hard-hit. Over 26 individuals are confirmed with an outbreak-linked illness in Wisconsin, the most of any state in the nation. To date, 138 people across 25 states have been sickened. There have been 72 people […]

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REMINDER – 4-H Re-Enrollments due November 15th

Go to 4-H Online to enroll in the new 4-H year by November 15th.  See the 2019 Waupaca County 4-H Enrollment Guide for instructions.  Attention Leaders:  The enrollment screen will look a little different.  NEW this year, you will have to select a volunteer type.  There will be position descriptions connected to each type of leader for […]

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LWC Application Deadline EXTENDED Thru July 18!!

 Good NEWS…We have extended the deadline for LWC applications!! Applications will be accepted for LWC Class XX thru Thursday, July 18th!! http://fyi.wisconsin.extension.edu/leadershipwaupacaco/apply-now LWC’s mission is to develop informed, civic minded leaders who are committed to the future of WAUPACA COUNTY and its communities!! For more information – please contact Jessica (jessica.beckendorf@wisc.edu) or Dana (dana.nelson@wisc.edu)      […]

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We are HIRING!!

Do you like helping people?  Are you organized?  Are you looking for a GREAT part time position in a GREAT office environment? If so……We are hiring a PART TIME Program Assistant to be the first point of contact for incoming phone calls and visitors to our office!!  In addition you would be responsible for providing basic, accurate […]

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CLOSED — WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 — DUE TO WEATHER

Our office and the Waupaca County Courthouse will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 30, 2019 due to the extreme weather conditions.  We plan to open again on Thursday. From the Press Release (Waupaca County Sherriff’s Department):  “County Board Chairman Koeppen has made the decision to close the Waupaca County Courthouse Wednesday January 30, 2019 due to […]

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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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4-H Pumpkin, Watermelon, Sunflower & Poster Contest

Click here for more information:  2018 Pumpkin and Poster Contest Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Waupaca Public Library 107 S Main St, Waupaca, WI 54981 (please be patient when parking as some roads in downtown Waupaca may be under construction and these 4-H activities are at the same time as the Farmer’s Market).  Everybody […]

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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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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 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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Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals

Friday, September 29, 2017 will be the date for the Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals conference.  This conference will be held at Liberty Hall in Kimberly from 9:15 am – 3:00 pm.  Cost is $40.  Registration deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017. Topic include: “Milk Marketing / Dairy Policy Outlook and Update” “Understanding and […]

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Rose Chafer and Lily Leaf Beetle

We have received many calls over the past two weeks regarding the Rose Chafer.   This publication will provide with more information about them. The Lily Leaf Beetle has been found in Marathon and Portages counties.  More information can be found here:  Lily Leaf Beetle Pest Alert . If you have any questions about pests in your garden or yard, […]

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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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Sheep Workshop

REMINDER:  There will be a sheep workshop on July 14, 2016.  For more information:   https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/sheep/  

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Wild Parsnip and Spotted Knapweed

Wild Parsnip and Spotted Knapweed are common invasive plant species that have a lot of people asking, “How can I get rid of this stuff”?  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, but these UW-Extension publications will help you better understand what you’re up against and the options available to eliminate or at least limit further […]

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“Check Your Free Credit Report” Campaign is 2/2, 6/6 and 10/10

Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months (but not a free score). UW-Extension makes it easier to review your report through our “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign. This public website lets you sign up for reminders to check your […]

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Tile Drainage Seminar to be held on March 22 in New London

A seminar on “Tile Drainage on Agricultural Lands – What you need to know” will be presented at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London on Tuesday, March 22.  Registration is at 9:45 with the program running from 10:00 – 4:00.  The cost is $30/person if before March 16 and $40/person after March 16. A complete program […]

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Job Available: Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP)

The Waupaca County UW-Extension office is looking for an intern to work on an exciting new project. Waupaca County’s Latino/Hispanic population has grown significantly in the past 10+ years. Waupaca County UW-Extension’s “Building Bridges across Communities” aims to support a community effort to understand and meet the needs of the Latino/Hispanic population, identify and empower […]

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