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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 […]


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 […]


ISO: Community Outreach Member for Farm to School Program

Waupaca County is seeking a Community Outreach Member for our Farm to School Program!   You will coordinate with the food service director and network with farmers to identify opportunities for purchasing local foods and help build the capacity of the program. If you are interested or have questions;  please contact Sandy Liang at sandy.liang@ces.uwex.edu at the Waupaca County UW-Extension […]

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Wild Parsnip

Above normal rainfall has generated a heavy infestation of wild parsnip this year along roadside ditches and other open, uncultivated areas.  Be careful, wild parsnip can cause severe phyto-photo dermatitis…a painful skin burn that may lead to scaring when exposed to wild parsnip sap with prolonged sunshine.   Here is a short video clip on identifying wild […]


Caring Bridge for Connie Abert

  On May 26th, Waupaca County UW-Extension Youth Development Educator Connie Abert was involved in a serious car accident.  Our office is appreciative of the outpouring of concern and support for Connie.  If you would like to follow Connie’s progress, her family has set up a Caring Bridge site for her.  It is:  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/connieabert  **Please note […]


4-H Summer Fun & Safety Day Camp

Highlights:  Fun! Learning! Meeting new people! 4 Hands-on Activity Sessions! Camp Songs & Games! Day Camp will take place rain or shine! DAY CAMP is Saturday, July 18, 8:45   a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration is 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Day Camp will be held at the Fairgrounds in Weyauwega. Any youth who has completed K—4th […]


Rabbit Fun Show and Poultry Educational Event

The Waupaca County Small Market Animal Committee is Sponsoring the Following Events for Youth and the Public: Rabbit Fun Show and Poultry Educational Event will be held on Saturday, July 11th at the Fairgrounds in Weyauwega.  Registration will be from 9:30—10:00 a.m. The show/event will run from 10:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.  Rabbit Fun Show—The entry fee […]

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Press Release from DATCP re: Poultry Events in Wisconsin

State Veterinarian issues restrictions on poultry events, exhibitions and fairs in Wisconsin Date:  June 11, 2015 Media Contacts:   Raechelle Cline, 608-224-5005 or Jim Dick, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON, Wisc. – Two months after avian influenza led to the depopulation of more than 1.7 million chickens and turkeys in Wisconsin, the state veterinarian has issued two […]


New YouTube Videos Available!

UW Extension specialists in Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Soil Science have recorded 52 new YouTube videos which offer 18 hours of instruction for crop production, pest management, soil and water conservation and nutrient management. WI – Soil science fundamentals for field crops WI – Field crop and forage fundamentals WI – Weed, insect, disease […]