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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Produce safety training sessions offered

UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection are offering trainings to help produce growers meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Trainings will be held throughout the state and cost $65 per person. Click here for the Wisconsin Grower Training Brochure. More information can be found at https://fsmaproducesafety.wiscweb.wisc.edu/.

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Stress on the Farm

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Listen to the news, and you’re likely going to hear something about the great economic times we’re experiencing: job growth, low unemployment, wage gains, or our huge local construction boom. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for everyone — farmers in particular aren’t feeling […]

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Resilient Farms Conference

Resilient Farms Conference Will Help Farmers Explore Ideas for Creating New Revenue Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Farm Management Program, trisha.wagner@ces.uwex.edu Faced with lower milk and commodity prices, many Wisconsin farmers are looking to diversify and add new revenue streams. Towards that end, Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin-Extension have planned to host the Resilient Farms Conference, a […]

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Dairy Revenue Protection Program

UW-Extension is hosting a meeting on February 6th in Burlington for farmers interested in learning about the Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level. Mark Stephenson, Director of the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability, will provide a comprehensive […]

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