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Badger Swine Symposium

Once again UW-Extension will be hosting the annual Badger Swine Symposium on November 9 in Arlington, WI.  The Badger Swine Symposium is being hosted at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station.  The program is FREE to attend, with lunch sponsored by the Pork Checkoff.  Pre-registration is due by November 2 so we can plan for lunch.  […]

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2019 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings

The first announcement for the 2019 Agronomy Update meeting series. The Department of Agronomy and UWEX will offer Crop Production and Management meetings at eight locations during 2019. Joe Lauer and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, and updated recommendations for field […]

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Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies – 2018-2019

2018-2019 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Teleconferences from November 2018 through February 2019 Hear experts discuss current issues of concern to local government officials in Wisconsin–recruiting and retaining talent, nonferrous mining, downtowns, and farm economic trends. Each program is moderated by UW-Extension’s Local Government staff. There will be time for questions. All programs are […]

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2018 Wisconsin Pest Management Update Meetings

The schedule for the Wisconsin Pest Management Update meeting series is below.  Presentations will include agronomic pest management information for Wisconsin field and forage crops.  Speakers include Mark Renz and Rodrigo Werle, weed scientists, Damon Smith, plant pathologist, and Bryan Jensen, entomologist.    Flyer

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Learn About Your Land

Session 1  Keys to Keeping Your Trees Healthy A healthy woodland provides many benefits. Is yours healthy? Do you have injured or dying trees? Your woods may look fine, but is it healthy? This session will review insects, diseases, animals, non-native invasive species, environmental factors, and improper woodland management that can affect the health of your […]

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NWTC Nutrient Management Planning

This course is designed for participants to develop a nutrient management plan that will meet the NRCS 590 Standard requirements.  Participants will enter soil test information into the software program, SNAPPLUS, and will develop a plan using the data. Subjects include conservation plans, field mapping, soil test analysis, manure management and crop selection and crop […]

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Dairy Marketing Tools

Recently UW-Extension Dairy Economist Brian Gould developed a web-based tool to forecast on-farm milk prices. In Hoard’s Dairyman August 10, 2018 article Model helps predict on-farm milk prices, Gould discusses  how the Milk Price Forecaster works to generate estimated of a specific mailbox price.  See attached link for further information: https://dairy.aae.wisc.edu/dairy-marketing-tools/

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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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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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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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