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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Lessons learned from a sourdough journey

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I’ve never been much of a baker, but like many others, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon these last few weeks and decided to try my hand at the art and science of sourdough bread. With just water, flour, time and the […]

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The history and celebration of June Dairy Month

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Our nation has been celebrating dairy products and the dairy industry in June since the late 1930s. I took a look back at the decade when June Dairy Month became a national celebration to provide some context for recognizing the importance […]

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Trends and influences on Wisconsin farmland values

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The saying goes that farmers are land rich and cash poor. While calling any landowner poor might be a stretch, farmland is indeed is the most valuable asset on most farmer’s balance sheet. It’s also one asset that farmers try to […]

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