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 at the Waupaca County UW-Extension […]


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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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.  

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Waupaca County Welcomes New Community Development Educator

Waupaca County UW-Extension welcomed Jessica Beckendorf as the new Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator in December. After graduating from Manawa High School, Jessica obtained a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. Jessica […]

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Press Release for Implements of Husbandry Meetings

PRESS RELEASE Waupaca County UW-Extension – 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, WI54981 Phone: (715) 258-6230   FAX: (715) 258-6232 Title:   Waupaca County Implements of Husbandry (IoH) Local Meetings Author: Greg Blonde As farming has modernized, agricultural equipment is now larger and heavier than ever. Although this can improve efficiency, it also raises concerns about the impact large […]

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2015 Cow College

January 6, 13 and 20 are the dates for the 2015 Cow College at FVTC Regional Center in Clintonville. January 6 (1 pm -3 pm):  Improving Feed Efficiency by Randy Shaver, Victor Cabrera & Francisco Contreras, UW-Madison Extension Dairy Specialists. Learn about current grouping strategies and limitations from a recent survey of more than 400 WI […]