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Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP)

Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP)

The new farm bill announced earlier this year offers a “safety-net” for dairy farms called the Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP). This voluntary program is designed to pay participating dairy farms when their income over feed costs falls below a certain (insured) level. However, you have to sign-up to be covered, and the cost will vary depending on the […]

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2014 Master Gardener Volunteer Training

2014 Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Sept. 4th – Dec. 11th Shawano County Courthouse - Room A/B   Dear Gardener: The Master Gardener Volunteer program is designed for those who want to learn more about gardening in order to share their knowledge with others. It is a program to train horticultural volunteers who will assist UW-Extension in sharing horticultural information with the […]

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2014 Junior Fair Handbook

2014 Junior Fair Handbook

This handbook will detail what projects are to be judged the Saturday prior to the fair as well as what time slot your 4-H Club is assigned to bring the project for judging that day. All Saturday judging is face-to-face. the blue book also has the schedule for watching the Junior Fair Building, the Food Stand […]

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2014 Market Animal Show & Sale Brochure

2014 Market Animal Show & Sale Brochure

The 2014 Shawano County Fair Market Animal Show & Sale brochure for Friday, August 29th, 2014 is now printed and ready to go. You can print your own copies or stop in at the UWEX Office and pick them up. We also have posters available for distribution in and around Shawano County. 2014 Market Brochure […]

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The Public Thing

The Public Thing

The Public Thing * A new monthly workshop series about local government, open to all.  Where: Shawano County Courthouse, Basement Rooms A & B and always 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on a Monday night. A bit of learning and a lot of discussion.   September 29, 2014 6:30 p.m. November 3rd, 2014 6:30 p.m. December […]

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Buying Propane – Consumer Tips for 2014

Buying Propane – Consumer Tips for 2014

          The hot days of Summer will soon give way to the cold nights of Winter.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Bureau of Consumer Protection, has published a fact sheet titled “Buying propane – consumer tips.” PropaneConsumerTips500 2014 8/4/14

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Livestock Credit Meetings Canceled;

Livestock Credit Meetings Canceled;

The 3-credit meeting requirement has been suspended for 2014. Due to biosecurity; issues in relation t the spread of PEDV in swine, the Livestock Key Committee decided to cancel all remaining livestock project meetings for 2014. This means that the 3-credit meeting requirement for selling an animal at the Shawano County Fair Market Animal Sale […]

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Sure-Jell Users! READ THIS

Sure-Jell Users! READ THIS

http://www.kraftbrands.com/SureJell/message.aspx Dear Sure-Jell Users, We have discovered that the Quick & Easy Freezer Jam & Jelly Directions located on the printed insert of certain Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin (yellow box) packages are incorrect. This can result in Freezer-Jam & Jelly that does not set properly. Please note that the Cooked Jam & Cooked Jelly Directions […]

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Summertime Grillin!

Summertime Grillin!

  June 2014 Tips for food-safe grilling Grilling season is shifting into high gear as many people enjoy Wisconsin’s all-too-short summer by cooking meals outdoors. When you’re grilling out, keep in mind that foodborne illness peaks in the summer, says University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist Barbara Ingham. She offers these tips to help you […]

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Hands On Gardening

Hands On Gardening

The LaCrosse County UW Extension in conjunction with News8000.com have put together 19 fun and short videos (2 minutes) on gardening! You can check it out here http://www.news8000.com/lifestyle/hands-on-gardening  

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2014 Garden Series with Jamie Patton

2014 Garden Series with Jamie Patton

Shawano County UW-Extension & Wolf River Master Gardeners 2014 Summer Garden Series  The inaugural 2014 Summer Garden Series will take participants through all steps of the gardening process – from preparing the soil, to planting and maintenance, and produce harvest and storage. Hands-on programs will engage all ages of gardeners, from the young to the […]

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Livestock Sale Numbers Are Now Posted

Livestock Sale Numbers Are Now Posted

Sale numbers were generated randomly in Microsoft Excel for each livestock species.  An assigned sale number is not a guarantee.  The final sale order is dependent on the showman’s choice of species to enter into the sale and the total number of animals in each species for sale.  See attached pdf for sale order: Livestock_Attendance_2014 […]

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The 28th Anniversary Pullet Surprise Youth Contest

The 28th Anniversary Pullet Surprise Youth Contest

The 28th Pullet Surprise Youth Contest Rules have been released. If you are interested in entering the contest the deadline is August 20th, 2014 5/22/14  

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Lunch and Learn for 2014

Lunch and Learn for 2014

  Lunch and Learn at the UW County Extension Office Join colleagues and friends at the Shawano County Extension Office for webinar-based sessions on food safety and preservation topics. Distance-learning lectures will include the ability to ask questions of food safety and food preservation experts from UW-Extension. Sessions will start on May 12th and run […]

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Help Support our Horse Project

Help Support our Horse Project

Please help support the Horse Project! We are currently doing a Seroogy’s chocolate fundraiser. It will be ending at the end of April, 2014.  We had our 2nd Annual Auction Fundraiser on March 11th! It was a huge success with over $1200 raised. We will be running the Food stand on July 27th. Horse Camp […]

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Horse Project – Educational Event

Horse Project – Educational Event

The Horse Project Educational Committee will be hosting a Pleasure and Trail Event on May 31st. Sara Gronski will be on hand to share her experience with the riders. Sara holds cards from the Wisconsin Horse Council, Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association, WI 4-H and PAOC. In 2011 Sara attended the Color Breed Association Seminar to […]

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Strong Bones Program

Strong Bones Program

Follow this link to see our upcoming programming for the Strong Bones Program. We will have 2 classes running right now and 3 classes starting up in September!! Strong Bones Program Link

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Head Start Registration for 2014-15

Head Start Registration for 2014-15

The UW Oshkosh Head Start has opened registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are in Shawano County or the Seymour area you will need to call Annette for an appointment at 920-858-7822            

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2014 General Rules Pertaining to County Fair Market Animal Shows, Sale and Carcass Entries

2014 General Rules Pertaining to County Fair Market Animal Shows, Sale and Carcass Entries

If you are a swine or sheep member make sure to take a moment and read the NEW criteria for your animals. The rules have changed because of the PEDv Disease issues in Swine. There will NOT be an initial weigh-in for Swine or Sheep for the 2014 Fair.  NEW – General Rules County Fair […]

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Wisconsin Family Caregiver Call-In

Wisconsin Family Caregiver Call-In

  Visit our web page for more information: Wisconsin Family Caregiver

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Arsenic Water Testing Kits

Arsenic Water Testing Kits

The Department of Natural Resources is advising homeowners in parts of Shawano County to test their drinking water wells for arsenic. The areas most likely to be affected in Shawano County include the towns of Angelica, Maple Grove, Green Valley, Hartland and Lessor. The same advisory has been issued for the towns of Oconto Falls, […]

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Installation Ceremonies

Installation Ceremonies

Looking for some new ideas for installation of officers? There are some great ideas located at http://www.mo4h.missouri.edu/resources/materials/docs/LG800.pdf We also have resources in the UW-Extension office. There is also a new member initiation ceremony at the same website, except change LG800 to LG801.

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