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Basics of Shoreline Restoration-July 17th-6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bring your own chair and coffee mug and learn more about:  Status of surface water quality across Shawano County, Shoreline restoration basics and professional resources to help, Using native plantings to improve surface water quality and wildlife habitat, Potential cost-share in Shawano County for homeowners, Glas’s shoreline restoration project-preparation, establishment, and expectations.  Everyone is welcome!  […]

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Fall Forages-Selection, Planting and Harvest-July 19th 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Topics include:  Forage options after wheat-monocultures and mixes for fall and spring harvest, Best management strategies for fall alfalfa establishment, Fertilizer considerations for fall forages and new seeding alfalfa, Preparing for corn silage harvest.  Workshop is free and light lunch provided by Shawano County Forage Council.  Green Valley Community Center.  RSVP to Shawano County UWEX […]

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Early Summer Pasture Walk – June 28th 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Early summer pasture walk at the Ludvigsen Organic Dairy Farm, N7676 Spur Road, Sheldong, WI. Guest speakers include NRCS Soil Scientis, Brian Briski, Quality Soil Nutrition LLC Owner & Consultant, Gene Zimmerman, and Organic Valley Agronomist, Mark Kopecky.  These gentlemen will be addressing soil health and fertility topics.   Sponsored by Dairy Grazing apprenticeship, Organic Valley and Taylor […]

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35th Annual Shawano County Brunch on the Farm

Sunday, June 24th – Hosted by:  Wagner Farms, N6928 County Road BB, Oconto Falls, WI (located at the intersection of County Road BB and Church Road near the Shawano County line.)  Dairy Dash & Stroll  5K run/Walk starts at 7:30 a.m.  Church Service 8:00 a.m.  Brunch 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Wagon rides, farm tours, kids games […]

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2018?

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of an established market like corn or soybeans.  Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for a grain crop.  No wonder the price for standing hay can vary greatly between farms, even between fields.  Here’s one approach for pricing standing […]

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2018 Summer Pasture Walks in Waupaca County sponsored by the NRCS/USDA

Thursday, June 28th – 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Justin Seeger, E5944 County Road G, Marion Wi 54950-Justin has been rotationally grazing since 2015. Tuesday, July 17th – 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Bouressa Family Farm, N3775 Ritchie Road, New London-Bouressa Family Farms raises a 100% grass fed and finished beef herd of British White Park cattle. Thursday, […]

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Wisconsin Farm Center offers office visits or toll-free help line

The Wisconsin Farm Center serves the state’s farmers and agribusinesses in sustaining and growing Wisconsin’s agricultural economy and rural communities.  The Wisconsin Farm Center is accessible weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through office visits or a call to a toll-free help line.  Farms calls by appointment.  See the attached link for their website:  […]

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Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

Just in time for the 2018 cropping season, an updated Custom Rate Survey of the cost for common farming operations is available from the USDA:  Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

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New Video: Integrated Approaches to White Mold Management

Have you been struggling with white mold in soybeans over the last couple of field seasons?  Do you want to know more about possible approaches to managing white mold in soybean.  You might find this new video helpful in your operation.  Dr. Damon Smith, UW Field Crop Pathologist, discusses recent data on research of soybean white […]

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Shawano County UWEX Impact Map

Enjoy this interactive map of the Shawano County UWEX impact on our community. It will show you 4-H Clubs, HCE Clubs and everyone who gets our newsletters.      

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Friends of 4-H – How to help the 4-H Program

Right now we have two ways to help the 4-H Program: You can sign up for the AmazonSmile program by clicking on the logo below:           The second way you can help out the 4-H Program is making a cash/check donation: Your donation check can be made out directly to “Shawano County 4-H […]

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New Veterinary Feed Directive

Just released from Bernadette (Bernie) O’Rourke, UW-Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, is the latest information on the VFD: Starting Jan.1, 2017, in order to use feed antibiotics you will need a veterinary prescription in order to do so – not over the counter.  This change DOES NOT apply to injectables. There is a 4 Page pdf […]

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Want to See Your Free Credit Report? UW-Extension Campaign Makes it Easy

‘Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10’ Registers Hundreds The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year—making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all the states for people checking their credit reports. The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: […]

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