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Dairy Nutritionist Workshop – December 5, 2017

Interested in using cover crops for feed?  The workshop will be at Liberty Hall in Kimberly and is free and includes:  Dairy nutritionists speaking about the feed quality of alfalfa-grass mixes and cover crops (like wintry rye & triticale) for the non-lactating and lactating herd, Overview of the changing landscape in northeast WI and why […]

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UW-Extension Dairy Team – Better Heifers, Better Cows-December 20, 2017

Making Wisconsin’s calf and heifer industry strong and competitive through university-based research and education.  Better Heifers, Better Cows will provide answers to building and implementing effective management strategies in raising replacement heifers.  $40.00 (includes meals and materials) 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Liberty Hall Conference Center, Kimberley, WI.  See attached for further information:  Calf management news release  […]

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2018 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at 8 locations during 2018.  Joe Lauer, Shawn Conley, and Rodrigo Werle will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production.  3 CEU credits.  See attached for locations and […]

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2018 Cow College

2018 Cow College, FVTC Regional Center, Hwy 22/25, Clintonville, WI.  January 9 – 1-3 p.m. Using Genomic Testing to Improve your Herd; January 16 – 1-3 p.m.. Feeding 2017 Forage & Grain Crops to Dairy Cows; January 23 – Farm Tour – Shawano County – Locations forthcoming.  $5.00 a day or $10.00 for all three […]

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UW Discovery Farms Conference – December 12, 2017

UW Discovery Farms Conference – What next? Going beyond the cropping and conservation basics.  December 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells.  Registration is $50.00 and includes materials and lunch.  For more information and to register please visit http://www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org/news-and-events/events/6th-annual-uw-discovery-farms-conference

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Forage Crop Production & Shawano Co Forage Council Annual Meeting-February 15, 2018

Presentations on Potential for Growing & Feeding Forage Sorghum in WI, Matt Akins, Dairy Heifer Management Specialist, UW-Extension; Interseeding alfalfa and corn silage, William Osterholz, UW of Wisconsin Madison; Storing your Forages-What are the Real Costs Involved?, Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County UWEX.  The Main Event, Cecil 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  See attached registration form for further […]

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Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meeting – December 5, 2017

The 2017 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Main Event, Cecil, WI.  The registration fee is $35.00 and includes breakfast at 8 a.m. and 3 CEUs.  Presenters will be:  Francisco Arriaga and Matt Ruark, UW-Extension Soil Science; Brain Luck, UW-Extension Precision Agriculture; […]

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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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