IMPORTANT Snow Load Information – April 2018

Due to the recent heavy snowfall there is reason to have concern over heavy snow loads on farm buildings. There have been several farm buildings that have collapsed in Waupaca County and throughout northeast Wisconsin. In addition, many have concerns for buildings that still have significant amounts of snow on them. “Snow and ice accumulations […]

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April – May 2018 4-H Forecast

Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2018!  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 almost 180 adult volunteer leaders […]

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Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals

May 4, 2018 will be the date for the Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals.  This event will begin at 9 a.m. at Liberty Hall in Kimberly.  The cost is $40 and includes lunch.  Deadline for registration is Friday, April 27. 9:00 – Registration 9:30 – “Grain & Cattle Markets” by Brenda Boetel, Professor / […]

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December 2017 / January 2018 4-H Forecast

Are you interested in traveling within Wisconsin and/or across the country? Are you in 7th grade or above? Do you want to build friendships with other youth from outside Waupaca County? Do you want to promote 4-H within Waupaca County, make club visits, and plan older youth events? Do you want to expand your 4-H […]

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“Managing at the Bottom of the Farm Income Cycle”

Managing a farm in tough economic times is a tremendous challenge.  There are no easy answers, only difficult choices.  This short publication from Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, Extension Farm Business and Financial Management Specialist at UW-Platteville, is titled “Managing at the Bottom of the Farm Income Cycle” and lists specific strategies and tactics to help improve […]

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$1000 Scholarship Available from the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships to be used during the second semester of the 2018-19 school year. Third and fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities are eligible to apply. Additional scholarships will be available to high school seniors planning to pursue […]

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2017 WI Corn Hybrid Performance Trial Results

Now Available!! 2017 WI Corn Hybrid Performance Trials…Grain, Silage, Specialty/Organic Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn […]

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2018 Cow College

The 2018 Cow College dates have been announced! January 9 (1-3 PM) at Fox Valley Tech College in Clintonville:  Using Genomic Testing to Improve Your Herd by Dr. Kent Weigel, Extension Dairy Genetics Specialist, UW-Madison                                     Premium Beef Program: An Option for Your Dairy Farm? by Dr. Victor Cabrera, Extension Dairy Management Specialist, UW-Madison     January 16 (1-3 PM) […]

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Farm Technology Days – July 11-13

Be sure to visit Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County!!  The 2017 dates are July 11-13. This 3-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture….many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Host Farm: Ebert Enterprises E5083 County Road K Algoma, WI   54201 Visit the website www.wifarmtechnologydays.com for more information on exhibitors, […]

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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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