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Oconto County 4-H Day Camp

Come join us in a day of fun at Holtwood Park!  This day camp will be provided by Oconto County 4-H to teach and help children with hands-on learning and activities. The day will be filled with many different activities including: tie dye, STEM, arts and crafts, and more! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT AIMEE ELKINS: […]

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2022 Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Training

Training delivered via self-study, webinar sessions, and attending two live training days. Live training days are at Pound Town Hall – Coleman, WI on Wed/Fri, July 27 & 29 OR at the Antigo Town Hall – Antigo, WI on Tues/Thurs, July 19 & 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 pm each live session day . […]

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June 2 Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Indicates Harvest Time is Here

Regional Extension Educators Scott Reuss and Kimberly Schmidt walked a variety of alfalfa fields on Thursday, June 2nd to assess standing forage quality.  The results strongly indicate that optimum forage harvest timing is at hand for dairy farms and can take place whenever beef or heifer forage harvesting is appropriate according to weather.  There is still […]

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May 26 Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Results Indicate Harvesting to Start Very Soon

Regional Crops/Soils Educator Scott Reuss walked a geographical variety of alfalfa fields on Thursday, May 26th to assess standing forage quality.  Farms use this information to plan harvest timing of the critical first crop.  The cool, cloudy conditions of the last week kept maturation slowed down and the PEAQ (Predictive Estimated Alfalfa Quality) methodology used is […]

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Alfalfa Forage Quality Changing, First Harvest to Happen Fairly Soon

The annual Extension First-Cut Alfalfa Quality Monitoring project is indicating that first crop alfalfa is maturing and will be ready to harvest for most dairy farms yet in May.  This project monitors alfalfa forage quality changes, allowing farms to make informed decisions about harvest timing.  The set of data collected on Thursday, May 19 from […]

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Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award

The Wisconsin State Fair has opened applications for next year’s Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, which honors families who have dedicated their lives to farming for 100-150 years. The Century Farm and Home program began in 1948 alongside the state fair’s centennial celebration. In 1998 the Sesquicentennial Award was established to honor families with continuous […]

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Nutrient and Pest Management Program Resource Highlights – May 2022

BUMPER CROPS VIDEOS NEW:  TERMINATING RYE COVER CROPS IN A COOL & WEST SPRING Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison & Extension Weed Scientist) and Damon Smith (UW-Madison & Extension Plant Pathologist) have a tailgate-talk about the complications that a cool, wet, late growing season present to corn and soybean growers trying to terminate a rye cover crop. […]

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Extension Implements Regional Agriculture Staffing Model

The University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension Agriculture Institute is moving to a structure of having regional educators across the state. Shawano, Oconto, Marinette, Lincoln, and Langlade counties will be transitioning to this structure on April 15th.  Regional educators will provide research-based education to dairy and crop producers by assessing the needs of farmers across their […]

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