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Goat Production Clinic-February 17, 2018

Topics:  Nutrition Basics for the Dairy Goat Herd, Look into My Eyes-FAMACHA Training for Sheep and Goat Producers, Improving Breeding and Kidding, $30.00 registration fee includes lunch and handouts. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Gillett Library Community Center (Registration fee waived for 4-H and FFA members showing goats or sheep at local fairs) See attached registration form:  Registration

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Soybean Production Clinic-February 20th

Unraveling the influence of management practices on soybean yields, Integrated approaches in white mold management, Current stat of herbicide resistance in Wisconsin-Tips on waterhemp management, and Market Outlook 2018.  Doc’s Harley Davidson – Hog Barn (behind Doc’s Harley Davison) W2709 WI 29, Bonduel, $30.00 registration includes lunch and handouts, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  See attached registration:  […]

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Hops Production Workshop

The Hop Production for the Wisconsin Craft Brew Industry – 9th Annual Seminar – will be held on February 24, 2018 at the Lazy Monk Brewing in Eau Claire, WI from 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Dr. Val Peacock.  Registration fee is $50.00 and includes materials, a light breakfast, lunch, breaks and brewery […]

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UW-Extension Pest Management Meetings

February 6 – Insects – Insect pest identification using mounted specimens, Scouting and IPM tools February 20 – Weeds – Herbicide resistance management, Dicamba updates, Hands-on weed ID March 6 – Soil and Diseases – Soil health and IPM, White mold, local field crop disease reports All classes held at the Door County Government Center.  […]

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Fox Watershed Farmer Roundtable-January 26, 2018

Inspiring Action, Improving Farms, Restoring the Bay!  Meet guest speakers Jim Harbach and Gerard Troisi from Loganton, PA.  Hear how this farmer and crop advisor have been reducing runoff and improving their farm by advancing no-till and cover crops in the Chesapeake Bay watershed since 1979.  Farmer Panel and Breakout discussions.  Free event includes lunch.  […]

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Strong Bones Re-Enrollment

.The first quarter re-enrollment is happening now. Follow the link to the Strong Bones page and you will find the re-enrollment form on that page. The cost of the program is $140 per year, $70 for 6 months and $35 per quarter. STRONG BONES

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2018 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum

The 2018 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum is a chance for workers, innovators, and researchers to get together and discuss the year’s economic outlook and the current status of Wisconsin Agriculture.  The 2018 Forum will occur on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 in Union South-Varsity Hall II, 1308 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI.  See attached website for […]

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2018 Organic Grain Winter Conference

January 26th & 27th – 2018 Organic Grain Winter Conference, UW-Madison Gordon Dining and Event Center, Madison.  Learning opportunities to improve organic row crop and small grain operations, from 10 to 10,000 cares.  For beginning and experienced organic growers, as well as those considering transition to organic.  See attached registration for further details:  Registration

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Shawano County Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The Private Pesticide Applicator training session will be held in the Engel Room (basement) of the Shawano City-County Library, 128 S Sawyer St, Shawano, WI on Tuesday, January 30th from 10:00 am until 3:00 p.m.  Training Manuals are available at the Shawano County UW-Extension Office, 311 N. Main St, Shawano and the cost is $30.00.  Due […]

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2018 Annual CAFO Update meeting

How to stay in compliance with your permit.  An update meeting for WPEDES permitted CAFO owners & managers, nutrient management plan writers, and engineers. The meeting will be held:  February 5th – Green Bay 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and New London 12:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. .  February 6th – Manitowoc 8:00 a.m-11:45 a.m. and Fond du Lac 12:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.  […]

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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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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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