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2015 Waupaca County Fair Exhibitor Information

We have had several requests from exhibitors and their families to post information on our website regarding the fair – like barn assignments.   We will post information for Exhibitors that will be showing at the 2015 Waupaca County Fair. 2015 Youth Livestock Show & Sale Program 2015 Dairy and Beef Barn Assignments 2015 Sheep and Swine Barn Assignments […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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UW-Extension By the Numbers

UW-Extension By the Numbers shows the value we bring to the state of Wisconsin. The #BecauseofUWEX Social Media campaign is still going on. Please share your experiences of how UW-Extension programming has impacted your community and family.