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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Recognizing the real value of local farmland

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Talking shop with my UW-Extension colleagues throughout the state usually involves discussion of upcoming programs, the weather, and how crops are looking in our respective counties. But lately one question is posed to me again and again: “How ’bout all that development down there?” So […]

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Considerations for purchasing rural property

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley I have a confession. Though much of my work pertains to rural affairs, I’m currently a city dweller. Life events have led me from the quiet countryside to a variety of living situations in semi-urban and urban settings. I value the experiences I’ve had living […]

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The push toward perennial agriculture

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Retirement means more fun and travel and less time for planting, watering and carefully tending to the marigolds, petunias and coleus that were often destined to compete at the county fair. I’ve found in my own flower garden that perennial plants are also a […]

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The Farm Bill and You

Article by Leigh Presley, agriculture educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. One item of legislation we’re not hearing much about in popular media lately is the Farm Bill.  Though it may not seem flashy or exciting at face value, it’s very important.  Simply put, the Farm Bill is the primary source of […]

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