April/May 4-H Forecast

Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week April 23-29, 2017!  National Volunteer week was established in 1974 and has become a nationwide effort to encourage people to volunteer in their communities. We are so thankful for all of the 4-H volunteers in our county. In Waupaca County 4-H we have 188 adult volunteer leaders who […]

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2017 Cow College UPDATE!!!!

 Cow College – UPDATE The “Effectively Managing Digital Dermatitis & Other Hoof Health Issues in the Dairy Herd” which was originally scheduled for January 17, but was cancelled because of weather has been rescheduled.  The RESCHEDULED date will be TUESDAY, MARCH 7 and will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College in Clintonville.  If you originally registered […]

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Achieving Excellence in Dairying

In January of 2016, Dr. Gordy Jones, DVM was the featured speaker at our 54th Annual Waupaca County UW-Extension “Cow College” program in Clintonville.  Dr. Jones received his veterinarian degree from Michigan State University and began his career as a dairy herd veterinarian in 1977 in Waupaca County (Weyauwega/Fremont area) and later in Oconto County.  […]

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New Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2016 is just around the corner.  Most corn silage is harvested from late August through early November, when energy, fiber and moisture are at their best, depending on planting date, hybrid variety and growing conditions.  A third to three-quarters of the feed consumed by more than 1.2 million […]

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Wisconsin Farm Succession and Estate Planning Webinar Series Announced

The Waupaca County UW-Extension will be offering a series of webinars on farm succession and estate planning. Cost is $5.00/person per session OR $40 for the entire series for 2 farm family members.  Pre-registration is required.  To register contact our office at 715-258-6231 or email: dana.nelson@ces.uwex.edu .  Limited to 18 participants per session. The webinars […]

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Cow College – Tuesdays – January 12 and 19, 2016

There is still opportunity to attend the next two session of 2016 Cow College.  Please contact our office at 715-258-6231 to register. January 12 (1 pm -3 pm): Achieving Excellence by Dr. Gordie Jones, DVM/Dairy Consultant and Managing Partner, Central Sands Dairy LLC.  Dairy farms of all sizes have bottlenecks which keep them from achieving their […]

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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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Using Fungicides on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin (A4090)

Using Fungicides on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin is a new UW-Extension Publication (A4090) “In Wisconsin where alfalfa production is generally targeted toward dairy production, Headline® fungicide application will often result in a slight increase in yield, but that increase might not be large enough to offset the cost of applying the product. Typically […]

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August AG Newsletter

There are several great educational opportunities this August and September that are available to Waupaca County farmers and Ag professionals.  Check them out in the August edition of the AG Newsletter from our Ag Agent, Greg Blonde. 2014 Aug Ag Newsletter    

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