Farm Ready Research – Small Ruminant Webinar Series 2022

SMALL RUMINANT WEBINAR SERIES January 11, 2022 7:30 – 8:30 pm.   A New Year, A New Ewe Perspective. Todd Taylor, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Sheep Research Program Manager for the Arlington Agricultural Research Station Sheep Unit, will discuss the most complex sheep on the farm, the ewe. As the ewe moves through the production cycle, […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions Upcoming

Three Pesticide Applicator Training sessions will be offered this winter for any Oconto & Marinette County agricultural producers needing to re-certify or become certified to apply restricted-use-pesticides.  Anyone wanting to purchase and/or apply restricted-use pesticides for agricultural production must become certified by either attending one of these sessions or taking a self-study exam.  The cost […]

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Extension Hosting USDA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program Update

UW-Madison Division of Extension will be hosting a virtual meeting featuring Mark Stephenson, Director for the Center for Dairy Profitability and Dairy Policy & Analysis at UW-Madison. Mark will cover what a producer needs to know for the 2022 DMC sign-up and changes to the DMC program that could affect current and previous years coverage […]

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Farmland Rental Workshops Provided

If you own or rent farm land in Wisconsin, how much do you understand about land rent contracts?  Although a written contract is not a legal requirement, it does allow for protections for both parties and allows the producer involved to more readily access crop insurance and governmental programs.  Many different things can go into a contract, […]

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2021 Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Updates

The 2021 Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Meetings will be virtual. Two sessions are offered as listed below. There will be four speakers, with 5-minute breaks between speakers. CEUs will be available for Certified Crop Advisers (2.0 in Soil and Water Management, and 1.5 in Nutrient Management). The event is free of charge. Registration is […]

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Check your pantries: nearly 900 people sick linked to baby spinach/onions

As we make shopping lists for holiday meal preparation, it’s a good time to check your pantry or refrigerator for recalled food items that are currently linked to nearly 900 illnesses. Certain brands of prepackaged baby spinach and fresh onions are currently under national recall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced a new E. coli O157:H7 outbreak […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes and More with Food Safety Tips

Whether serving the meal yourself or sharing ideas with others on preparing an upcoming holiday feast, everyone will be grateful for recipes that include special food safety tips! Just in time for the holidays, the Partnership for Food Safety Education shares recipes, videos and more with food safety prompts that will help even the novice chef prepare a […]

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Cooking the Holiday Turkey

On Thanksgiving, sometimes mistakes happen that make your turkey day a turkey don’t. What should you do if the turkey isn’t ready in time? Here are some ways to save the day. If you don’t have time to cook a whole turkey: Cook turkey parts, which can be ready in a fraction of the time. […]

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Safe Handling Practices for Wild Game Meat

As we head into the gun-deer season,  it is a good time to remember safe handling practices for wild game meat. Families across Wisconsin depend on  game meat to supplement their food budget, and safe animal and food-handling practices can help ensure that harvested meat is safe and high quality. Venison is a nutritious game meat […]

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