A push toward resiliency in agriculture

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. As I write this, farmers are struggling to get their crops harvested. Wisconsin’s corn harvest progress is 44 percent complete, lagging far behind normal years. What they have been able to harvest is wet, a lot of it moldy, and some […]

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Resilient Farms Conference

Interested in starting a farm-based business or looking for ways to diversify your farm?  Join Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension for a one-day conference bringing together farmers and experts to explore and develop innovative business ideas to help you create more resiliency on the farm. Conference registration includes a choice of […]

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Winter Cow-Calf Workshop

Kenosha, Walworth, and Racine County UW-Extension offices will be hosting a Winter Cow-Calf Workshop. This year’s workshop focus will be on facilities and nutrition. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided in-between the two topics. Pre-registration is requested by Monday, November 25. To register, you may send in the registration form or call or email […]

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Helping Farms and Communities De-stress

Article written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I spent last Saturday at the Farm Aid festival in East Troy, working under the white tents of the Homegrown Village, a space dedicated to interactive exhibits focused on food and farming. Before the gates opened, I worried that the rain might […]

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Adapting to rapid change in agriculture

Article written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I recently spent a long weekend where I grew up, east of Wausau and north of Wisconsin’s Tension Zone, the natural division between the two major ecological regions of our state. Some would say that it’s also a reference to the lower […]

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Summer Field Day

The Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County is hosting a summer field day on September 11th for farmers and rural landowners in Kenosha and Racine Counties.  The field day will highlight practices such as no-till and cover crops that local farmers are using to improve soil health.  The event is free and lunch is included, […]

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Grass farmers generate profits from pastures

Article written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. For those who hate mowing the lawn, it hasn’t been a fun summer. The abundant moisture has kept the mower blades running and my old tennis shoes tinged with green. Though this growing season has proved challenging for many crops, we’ve had […]

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Wet spring has farmers looking for options

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley As I was jolted awake by rain pelting the windows early Wednesday morning, my heart sank. When will it let up and dry out? That’s one question much of the Midwest is asking right now. As bad as this spring has been in Wisconsin, the […]

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Invasive Plant Management Workshop

Kenosha County will be hosting a FREE workshop on Wednesday, July 17th from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Kenosha County Center (19600 – 75th Street, Bristol, WI) focused on managing invasive plants on roadsides.  The workshop will include classroom and field activities that demonstrate effective approaches to management and resources available to support […]

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Census of Agriculture gives voice to farmers

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley For people who like agriculture and statistics, April 11 was a much-anticipated day: the release of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To mark the occasion, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue even presented the massive final document wrapped in a bow! The census is indeed deserving […]

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