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Listen. Learn. Lead. 2018 County Officials Workshops (COWS)

This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity for both newly elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn from experienced educators about best practices and avoiding the pitfalls of governance.  It is brought to you by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center (UWEX-LGC) and the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA).  $75.00 […]

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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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Margin Protection Program for Dairy

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill through Dec. 31, 2018. Significant changes to MPP-Dairy for the 2018 coverage year   are further authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The MPP-Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference […]

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Small Ruminant Meeting April 26th

With the uncertain times of low commodity prices the last several years, we wanted to provide some additional programming around sheep and goat farming, specifically as it relates to the economics of raising these animals.  Marathon County UW-Extension Office, Thursday April 26th.  See attached for further details:  Flyer

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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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Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals

May 4th – Liberty Hall, Kimberly.  Topics include: Grain & Cattle markets, Mailbox Predictor Took, Rental Rates and Crop Budgets, Crop Update, ICPA, Resilient Farm Leadership, Robotic Investment/Labor Efficiency.  See attached flyer for further details and speakers:  Flyer

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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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State Dairy Quiz Bowl

          Left to Right (Above): 1st Place Junior Team and 1st Place Mixed Team Left: 3rd Place Junior Team Competition in the 4-H Dairy Bowl encourages a 4-H member to develop a more complete knowledge of dairy animals and related subjects.  This contest provides an educational dairy program for all dairy […]

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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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