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Youth Tractor/Machinery Safety Certification Training Offered

The Marinette and Oconto offices of UW-Madison, Division of Extension, are offering certification training for the youth Tractor & Machinery Safety permit. Youth that are between the ages of 12 and 16 need to have this certification to be able to legally drive any type of farm implement or tractor on public roadways when working […]

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Rose Chafers Coming to a Plant Near You!

The annual late-spring invasion of mid-sized, metallic tan beetles with orange legs has begun in our area.  Seemingly overnight, they will appear and begin heavy feeding on roses, raspberries, grapes, apple trees, and many other trees and shrubs.  The beetle that pulls this magic appearing act is the rose chafer, a native species that does […]

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Area Alfalfa Fields Ready for Harvest

The Oconto and Marinette County Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Project collected data from 16 fields in the two counties Monday, May 25.  Alfalfa maturity and growth have progressed to the point such that dairy farms in most of the two county area are able to begin harvesting either right away or by the end of the […]

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Summer 2021 Sessions of Badger Crop Connect!

We are moving into the next set of webinars for the Badger Crop Connect. We are continuing the 2021 series into the summer with webinars on weed and disease management, alternative forages, cover crops, and corn silage to name a few. Register for the summer sessions here: https://go.wisc.edu/bccsummer2021. The summer session will run from June […]

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Local Foods Available

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 apples for school lunches, or fresh farm eggs for baking, our area’s farms are ready to meet your needs. One easy location to find […]

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