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2020 Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Virtual Meetings

Please join us for the 2020 Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Virtual Meetings!   Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/63j338 There will be three topics during a session. Each topic discussion will last 50 minutes with a 10 minute break between each topic. CEUs have been requested in Nutrient Management, and Soil and Water for Certified Crop Advisers. There is no charge […]

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2020 Farm Tax Implications and Having Tough Conversations Webinar

Effectively communicating in times of stress is critically important for any business, but especially for farm businesses. 2020 has added additional possibly difficult topics to the list of topics which farm families may need to have on the discussion docket.  A free webinar is being offered by UW-Madison, Division of Extension, to assist farm families and […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage Decision-Making Webinar Dec. 3

The Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is an important risk management tool which dairy producers have access to from the USDA-Farm Service Agency.  This voluntary insurance product allows producers to protect against low margins, specifically the difference between the announced All Milk price and the calculated feed costs to produce milk. UW-Madison, Division of Extension, […]

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Pricing High Moisture Corn for Farm to Farm Sales

Corn harvest season is getting started, with local farms starting to harvest high moisture corn.  High moisture corn (HMC) is the grain after being normally combined, but there is enough moisture in it that it ensiles well, preserving feed quality for livestock.  Harvesting HMC is also more efficient and more environmentally friendly, as farms do […]

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Fall Insect Invaders

Home-owners around the area are starting to experience the annual fall insect hibernation invasions.  The insects most likely to be staging on outside walls and beginning to move into houses, garages, or wall spaces are boxelder bugs, cluster flies, conifer seed bugs, and Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles.  You may also find wasp species, other insects, […]

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Fall Activities to Manage Plant Diseases

2020 was a relatively strong plant disease year, again.  High, consistent humidity levels in July and fairly consistent rainfall events in June, July, and early August led to many fungal diseases having banner years.  As the end of the garden season approaches, we can actually do some things in fall to make a big difference […]

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Early Fall Means Local Foods Readily Available

Vegetable harvest is still in high gear, tree fruits are maturing, and livestock based products are also coming into season.  Fall means food, and there are many farms in our area which focus on producing food products and selling directly to consumers.  Whether you want to find a perfect head of cauliflower, a peck of […]

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Apple and Pear Harvest Timing

Most gardeners and homeowners have one or more fruit trees and are starting to wonder when their fruit will be ready for eating, sauce making, or pies!  Some of the earliest maturing apples are already mature, but most apple cultivars and all pear cultivars are still going through the maturation and ripening processes.  There are […]

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