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UWEX Crop Budget Spreadsheet

Use the updated UWEX Crop Budget Spreadsheet this Fall for 2016 crop planning.  Provides instant “what-if?” analysis with different input costs, market prices and yield projections.


Best Management Practices Guide for WI Soybean Growers

UW-Extension, along with UW-Madison and the WI Soybean Marketing Board, recently published a best management practices guide for WI soybean growers.  From variety selection, seed treatments, planting (date, rate, row spacing), to fertilizer and pest management, this guide will help WI farmers as they consider cropping plans for 2016, especially in light current market conditions […]

4-H Clover

October/November 4-H Forecast

Welcoming Club Environment The County Fair and the start of a new school year bring with them much interest and excitement for new families wishing to join 4-H. When we receive phone calls, our process is to talk about the ages and interests of the children, and provide information about the opportunities available. We follow […]

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Harvesting and Pricing High Moisture Shell Corn

September, 2015 Contact: Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County, 715-258-6230, greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu Harvesting and Pricing High Moisture Shell Corn Waupaca, Wis. – With corn silage harvest already finished on many farms, dairy and livestock producers now turn their attention to buying, selling and harvesting high moisture shell corn (HMSC).  High moisture corn is harvested before the kernel […]


Now Accepting Applications for WNEP Nutrition Educator

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Nutrition Educator (50-80%) Waupaca County Working Title: Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Nutrition Educator (50-80%) Waupaca County Official Title: Associate Instructional Specialist Location: Waupaca County UW Extension Office, 811 Harding Street, Courthouse, Waupaca, WI 54981 Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time Application Due Date: September 8, 2015 Read More… Job Locations: Waupaca Job Categories: Education


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 […]

Wild parsnip

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 […]