Alfalfa Quality Estimates from May 21

2018 Shawano County PEAQ Stick Readings 21-May       Height RFV         Birnamwood 15″ 248 Birnamwood 16 1/2″ 235 Bowler 18″ 225 Bowler 16″ 238 Gillett 20″ 227 Gresham 15″ 245 Marion 22″ 200 Oconto Falls 18″ 234 Oconto  18″ 237 Wittenberg 15″ 220   Thanks to Dave Henselin (Shawano County […]

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Summer 2018 Farm Machinery/Tractor Safety Classes

NWTC is offering Farm Machinery/Tractor Safety Classes:  Safe operation and maintenance of farm machinery including skid steers and tractors over 20 HP, Follow rules of the road for machinery and tractor safety, Apply emergency first aid training, Handle agriculture fires and extinguishers.  June 18-21.  $85.02.  See attached flyer:Flyer

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2018 Summer Pasture Walks in Waupaca County sponsored by the NRCS/USDA

Thursday, June 28th – 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Justin Seeger, E5944 County Road G, Marion Wi 54950-Justin has been rotationally grazing since 2015. 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, […]

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Summer Field Day – Grain Crop Management June 12th

The Summer Field Day will be held on June 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Brickner-Meikle Family Farm, Sturgeon Bay.  To RSVP call the Door County Extension Office by June 8th at (920) 746-2260.  See attached flyer for speaker and topic information:  Flyer

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Forage Quality Changes During Spring Growth

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly.  To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting.  See attached link:  […]

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New Dairy Scholarships Available

MADISON – Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Sheila Harsdorf today announced that Wisconsin students interested in dairy careers should apply by June 1 for the new Governor’s Dairy Scholarships.  See attached news release for further details:  News Release  

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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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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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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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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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