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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Tractor Safety 2019

Extension is hosting a youth tractor and farm safety program June 17 – 21, 2019 at Burlington High School.  This 24-hour program meets the requirements of Wisconsin Act 455, which requires youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of training in order to operate a tractor on a public road.  It also meets the […]

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Industrial hemp production webinar

Please join UW Extension, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for the first in a series of webinars on industrial hemp production on April 18th, 2019 from 9am-1pm. While serious interest in industrial hemp production exists across the state from all types of growers and producers, there has been limited information available to farmers on […]

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Celebrating National Ag Week

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Today caps off National Ag Week, and Thursday was National Ag Day, an acknowledgment and celebration of the contributions of our country’s farmers. This might be news to you, missed amongst the competing news of the week — the college admissions scandal, ongoing political drama, […]

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Your Farm Future Program

UW-Extension is offering a program on March 20th in Burlington for local farmers planning and preparing for the future of their farm business in the context of current challenging economic conditions. To register, fill out the slip on the flyer found here: Farm Future Flyer Questions? Contact the Extension Racine and Kenosha County office at 262-857-1948.

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Take full advantage of the learning season

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Late winter is the prime time for conferences, trainings and other educational events for farmers, landscapers and home gardeners who are busiest during the rest of the year. It’s the season for learning, planning and connecting. Though many of us are eagerly looking forward to […]

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Industrial Hemp Educational Webinar

February 25, 1 PM – 4:30 PM Kenosha County UW-Extension will be hosting a live stream of the Industrial Hemp Educational Meeting.  This meeting is designed to help interested growers learn more about rules, regulations and other basics for growing industrial hemp for seed, fiber or cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Call 262-857-1948 to register for the […]

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Food safety begins on the farm

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley The recent romaine E. coli outbreak gave us all a good excuse to skip the salad bar, but that’s probably the most positive possible outcome of a foodborne illness outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year nearly 48 million […]

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