Announcing NEW Book Read – Money As You Grow

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension announces the launch of a new micro-learning video series: Money As You Grow Book Reads.  Each week, Financial Security Team Educators will read a popular children’s book that teaches children about money.  You can find free guides online through Dollars During Development.  Get the conversation started with your child while doing a fun activity in the […]

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Alfalfa Ready for Harvest to Achieve Dairy Quality Forages

Alfalfa ready for harvest to achieve dairy quality forages The full series of Alfalfa Quality Monitoring project fields were walked Monday afternoon, June 1st by Agriculture Agent, Scott Reuss.  Results show that the weekend’s cooler temperatures slowed alfalfa growth down a bit, but maturity is still progressing and it is ready to harvest for any […]

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First Crop Alfalfa Harvest Monitoring Project Update

Alfalfa moving toward being harvest ready The recent warmth and sun have pushed alfalfa growth on most soil types, but excess moisture is still inhibiting growth and maturity in a few regions of the county. The 9 fields in Marinette County when I walked them Monday afternoon were as follows: location            max […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

Did you know? By law, you can request three FREE credit reports each year. Mark your calendar to request a copy of your free report on 6/6. Our “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign makes it easier to remember to order your reports. Learn more on the website. https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/creditreport/

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Alfalfa growing, but not ready for harvest

  Alfalfa growing, but not ready for harvest The full series of Alfalfa Quality Monitoring project fields were walked Wednesday afternoon, May 20th.  Results show that alfalfa has grown now that we’ve started to see some warmth, but that we still have a ways to go to be ready to harvest.  Some dairy farms which […]

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“We’re All In” Initiative Offers Grants, Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2020 Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443   Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million We’re All In Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices   MADISON—Gov. Tony Evers today announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s We’re All In initiative, a comprehensive effort […]

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Guide to Home Grown Produce

This Guide is a collection of farmers, growers and markets in Marinette, Florence and Oconto Counties that sell produce directly to consumers. Growers’ contact information, produce offered, and a map of the location are included with details given on local farmers’ markets. Guide to Home Grown Produce 

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Week Five of The Fair Hunt

There are three simple steps:  Find and identify the animal shown in the picture below.  Let the Oconto County 4-H staff know either on Facebook or via e-mail (amy.brehmer@co.oconto.wi.us) what you found, along with your name and age so that you can be entered into the drawing. Share a photo of the same type of […]

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Alfalfa Growth and Overwintering Status as of May 14

Submitted by:  Scott Reuss, Agriculture Agent. The first set of data was collected for the alfalfa forage quality monitoring project on Thursday, May 14.  Alfalfa maturity is way behind normal, but this data collection allowed for a review of consistency of growth across the county, as well as a more formal survey of overwinter survival.  […]

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