Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program (1st and 2nd Draw PPP Loans) through the US Small Business Administration. The “Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program” webinar is sponsored by UW-Madison Extension Community Economic Development and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.


Important COVID-19 Pandemic Updates for Farms and Farm Families

Below are important updates for farms and farm families related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Coronavirus Food Assistance Act (CFAP). Updated information on direct farm payments is now available on   Program sign up begins next Tuesday, May 26 and runs thru August 28.   Details on payment rates, eligibility, and records needed for the application are on […]


PPP/EIDL Update from SBA (Video)

Here’s a link to view a recording of the PPP/EIDL Extension webinar for farmers aired this past Tuesday, May 12.  Note, the link starts in the middle, so you’ll have to back up the video to start at the beginning.  This is the most comprehensive and detailed summary of these two programs with lots of Q […]

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FoodWIse Offers Another FREE Cookbook – BREAKFAST

You may have found yourself eating breakfast at home more than usual versus grabbing a quick bite as you run out the door. If making a nice breakfast was only something you were used to doing on the weekends an now you’re doing it almost daily, you may be running out of ideas, or eating […]

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COVID-19 Fighting Through the Fog of Stress

It is critical that agricultural producers have the ability to make clear-headed decisions during times of high-stress, whether during unique situations (such as the current pandemic) or during normal times when farm stress is still a major concern.  This video highlight the important of planning and goal setting as a means to “regain” a stronger […]

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COVID-19: Minimizing Risk While Handling Farm Products in Containers

Practical information to minimize contact and infection from COVID-19 virus for farmers and others handling agricultural input products – seed, fertilizer, chemicals, feed, etc. in boxes, bags, plastic containers, drums, etc.  ALWAYS make sure to follow all recommendations and requirements for additional PPE when handling pesticides (follow label information) and consult MSDS and other safety […]

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Feeding Unpasteurized Milk to Your Dairy Herd

In cases where a dairy producer is unable to ship their milk to a processor, this factsheet is to provide general information regarding the potential feeding of unpasteurized milk to the dairy herd. Read more:

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Wisconsin DNR Information on Compliance During COVID-19

The Wisconsin DNR released a press release on Friday, April 3, 2020, which provides an environmental compliance roadmap in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an infographic which outlines the Wisconsin DNR environmental compliance process. Additional information regarding COVID-19 can be found at the DHS website and the CDC website.