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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February/March 2016 4-H Forecast

February/March Waupaca County 4-H Newsletter:  2016 Waupaca County Fair Dates:  While planning for 2016, please note the Waupaca County Fair dates are August 24-28, 2016. Check out the Waupaca County Fair website at http://waupacacountyfair.org/ for more information. Elections for the 4-H Leaders’ Board will be held at the March Association meeting.  If any leaders are […]

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Ag Newsletter

Check out the current issue of the Waupaca County UW-Extension Ag Newsletter by Greg Blonde. 2015 December Agriculture Resource Newsletter

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October/November 4-H Forecast

Welcoming Club Environment The County Fair and the start of a new school year bring with them much interest and excitement for new families wishing to join 4-H. When we receive phone calls, our process is to talk about the ages and interests of the children, and provide information about the opportunities available. We follow […]

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Now Accepting Applications for WNEP Nutrition Educator

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Nutrition Educator (50-80%) Waupaca County Working Title: Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Nutrition Educator (50-80%) Waupaca County Official Title: Associate Instructional Specialist Location: Waupaca County UW Extension Office, 811 Harding Street, Courthouse, Waupaca, WI 54981 Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time Application Due Date: September 8, 2015 Read More… Job Locations: Waupaca Job Categories: Education

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Blonde Receives the Distinguished Service Award

Greg Blonde recently received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference July 15 in Sioux Falls, SD.  This award is given to Agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of […]

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Dairy Margin Protection for 2016

Unlike grain producers, dairy farmers have an option to enroll or change coverage level each year through the new farm bill “safety net” program called Dairy Margin Protection.  It’s a voluntary program designed to pay out when income over feed costs falls below a selected coverage level between $4.00 and $8.00/cwt. However, the farm must […]

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Waupaca County Welcomes New Community Development Educator

Waupaca County UW-Extension welcomed Jessica Beckendorf as the new Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator in December. After graduating from Manawa High School, Jessica obtained a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. Jessica […]

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Press Release for Implements of Husbandry Meetings

PRESS RELEASE Waupaca County UW-Extension – 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, WI54981 Phone: (715) 258-6230   FAX: (715) 258-6232 Title:   Waupaca County Implements of Husbandry (IoH) Local Meetings Author: Greg Blonde As farming has modernized, agricultural equipment is now larger and heavier than ever. Although this can improve efficiency, it also raises concerns about the impact large […]

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Video Series Outlines new Implements of Husbandry (IoH) Law

There is a new video series from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the University of Wisconsin Extension that outline the new Implements of Husbandry (IoH) law. DATCP Communications Director states “These training videos are designed to give farmers and local government officials […]

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Dairy Margin Protection Program

Over 70 people attended the Dairy Margin Protection Program on Wednesday, September 3 at Crystal Falls in New London.  There was a lot of great information presented.  If you would like any of the handouts from the presentation, they are listed here for your reference. FSA DMPP Summary Fact Sheet DMPP Sept 2014 Buying and Selling Corn […]

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August AG Newsletter

There are several great educational opportunities this August and September that are available to Waupaca County farmers and Ag professionals.  Check them out in the August edition of the AG Newsletter from our Ag Agent, Greg Blonde. 2014 Aug Ag Newsletter    

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Boxelder Bugs

Recently several people have stopped in our office to request this publication on Boxelder Bugs. Boxelder Bugs_0        

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Press Release – 5-23-14 from Sandy Liang, Family Living Educator

PRESS RELEASE     Waupaca County UW-Extension – 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, WI  54981 Phone:  (715) 258-6230    FAX:  (715) 258-6232 For Immediate Release . . . May 23, 2014   Waupaca County   Title:  It’s time to get ready for home canning and preservation season Author:  Sandy Liang, Family Living Educator When it comes to […]

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Extension Impact: Education Makes a Difference – Spring 2014

Extension Impact-Spring 2014 In this issue: Recognizing the Wisconsin 4-H Council, Koles Receives Promotion to Professor, Certified as MBTI Instructor, Living Well Mentally, Nutrition Lessons in Waupaca County Elementary Schools, Family Living Programs Off to a Great Start in 2014, UWEX Beef Cattle Seminar held at Equity Livestock in Marion.      

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AG Newsletter – April 2014

2014 Ag Outlook Net cash farm income could hit $110 billion in 2014…$8 billion or so more than USDA estimated in February according the Kiplinger’s Ag Newsletter, but below record high income levels nationwide for all producers the past three years. They also point out that income will vary greatly by enterprise, with some producers […]

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