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Central Wisconsin No-Tillers – July 17th, 2018

Central Wisconsin No-tillers is a farmer-led group focused on improving the practices of no-tilling planting and cover crops in Central WI.  Attend a meeting to learn from the experiences of fellow farmers.  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  UW Marshfield ARS, M650 Drake Avenue, Stratford, WI  54484.  See attached flyer for further info:  Flyer

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2018 Master Gardener Training

Shawano County UW-Extension will be offering a Master Gardener Volunteer Training.  Sessions are on Thursday evenings, beginning September 13th through December 6th from 6 to 9 pm.  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 […]

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ParKelm Farm Pasture Pork & Multispecies Grazing Pasture Walk

July 25th 10:30 a.m. – ParKelm Farm (W2956 Hwy. 23, Green Lake, WI)  is owned by Natasha and Jordan Paris.  They have been scaling up their animal grazing operations since 2012.  Hereford beef cattle, Icelandic sheep, and Large Black Hogs are grazed on forage throughout the summer on 57 acres of pasture.  Come learn about multispecies […]

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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour-August 8, 2018

Join us on a bus tour to visit two large-scale dairies in Northeast Wisconsin.  Come and learn why these farms raise their heifers on grass and hear about the economic and health benefits they are experiencing.  Tauchen Harmony Valley Dairy currently milking 750 cows and VandeWettering Farms LLP currently milks around 350 cows.  Matt Akins, […]

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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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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

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, August 2 – 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Steve Rosenow, E9451 Kanaman Road, New London-Steve currently rotationally grazes 30 Hereford cow/calf pairs on 30 […]

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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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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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