Online training from Farmer Wellness Program

DATCP Farm Center Releases Online Farm Culture Course for Agricultural Service Providers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2022 Contact: Morgan Cavitt, Public Information Officer, (608) 852-7438 morgan.cavitt@wisconsin.gov MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Farm Center announced today the release of a free virtual course that will help agricultural […]

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Mental Health First Aid for the Farming Community

Just as CPR teaches you how to help someone having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. This skills-based course helps you identify, understand, and respond in crisis and non-crisis situations. Space is limited to 25 participants. Mental Health First Aid […]

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NEW!! The Extension Farm Management Program

NEW!! The Extension Farm Management Program is debuting a monthly newsletter to highlight farm management educational programs, staff, and events happening across the state.  This newsletter will not be regularly emailed out to all colleagues.  If you are interested in receiving updates and highlights from the Farm Management Program, please subscribe using the link below. https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1962331/1923854/  

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New & Easy Options!! Private Pesticide Applicator Training – 2022

2022 Private pesticide applicator training program will be hosted in multiple training platforms:    1) In-person training session and certification exam on February 28, 2022 at Kenosha County Center   2) Live Zoom webinar training (Call/email the Racine County Extension office to schedule certification exam) on December 7, January 25, February 15, March 15, and April […]

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Wisconsin Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training Available

There will be an in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training on October 26, at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W Walworth St, Elkhorn.  Check-in at 5:00 p.m., starts at 5:30 p.m., ends by 8:30 p.m. No walk-ins will be allowed. Event flyer can be found here: BQA Flyer. Due to limited capacity, it is encouraged […]

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Rural Landowner Workshop

UW-Madison Division of Extension Adams, Green Lake, and Juneau Counties will be offering a series of four meetings for landowners who rent land or landowners who are thinking about renting their land out. This series will help you to better understand your soil, how to protect it, how to develop a lease agreement with your […]

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Our agriculture economy: Looking back and at 2021

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. About a year ago, I wrote an article about the 2020 agricultural outlook, with just two sentences devoted to the potential impact of coronavirus on the ag economy. As we look back on the last 12 crazy months, the impact on […]

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Hunting and agriculture closely tied

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. My dog Barkley left for a pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota this week. Barkley loves to run around, but when it comes to finding birds, he doesn’t quite live up to his pedigree — a fault I attribute more to […]

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Soil health on the big screen

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A new climate change documentary called “Kiss the Ground” came out on Netflix this week. Lots of famous people are featured in the film, lending their two cents, pretty faces and platforms to the dialog. But the real star of the […]

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Advancing the cutting edge of agriculture with new crops

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A few years back a local resident gave me some educational bulletins from the year 1914, highlighting findings of livestock and agronomy research performed at the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Stations and county demonstration plots throughout the state. One of […]

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