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Insect Pest Management in Small Gardens

Do you have raised bed gardens, plants in containers, or a small community garden plot? Have you also dealt with insects and want to know how to reduce their damage? If so, this talk is for you. This webinar will discuss a variety of different approaches to manage insect pests in small garden settings. 

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Explore 4-H!

Come spend the afternoons to learn about 4-H. This program is formally know as the “PALS 4 Good” program. Choose from 3 different locations. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/roea8c, call 608-326-0228, email amy.mitchell@wisc.edu This event is open to 4-H members and non-4-H members.

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2021 GRG & KGI Pasture Walk Schedule Available….

The Great River Graziers and Kickapoo Grazing Initiative are releasing the 2021 Pasture Walk Schedule for May through October 2021.    We’re partnering with Grassworks, Inc and many of our walks will feature operations that are involved with the  USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program.   This year’s walks feature some of our long-time graziers updating us on new projects as well as several new operations that are just beginning to graze dairy or beef cattle.  Pasture walks are free to the public.

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Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative

Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for childcare providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative includes workshops on essential topics, individual planning with professional business consultants, and networking with presenters and classmates.

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Wandering Wednesdays

Check out this amazing opportunity to visit different counties. This event is open to 4-H members and non 4-H members who have just completed grades 3-6. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/79l89e Cost is $10 plus $10 per county visited.  

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Aging Mastery Program

Consider joining the fun and innovative upcoming Aging Mastery Program® (AMP)! AMP empowers participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others. The program encourages mastery—developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, […]

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#FarmStateOfMind – Stronger Together

As any farmer or rancher can tell you, farm life can be demanding and stressful. It’s reaching a critical stage with coronavirus impacts on top of trade wars, natural disasters, depressed commodity prices, labor shortages and other factors. Given these ongoing challenges, it’s no surprise that more farmers and farm families are experiencing stress and mental health issues.

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FARMS, FACTORIES AND THE FUTURE

Hear about Crawford County’s experience with a CAFO, engage with a panel of sustainable and regenerative farmers and experts, and network and strategize with a panel of community organizers across the Midwest.

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Walking Strong: A Hoof Health Webinar Series

When it comes to health issues on a dairy farm, lameness is usually a main concern along with mastitis and reproductive issues. Lameness includes any abnormality which causes a cow to change the way she walks. It can be caused by a range of foot and leg conditions including foot rot, digital dermatitis, laminitis, and […]

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County Agriculture Impacts

Agriculture is a vital part of the economy in nearly every Wisconsin county, whether urban or rural. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues. The economic impact varies from county to county as do the commodities.

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2nd Annual – FREE – Webinar Series for 2021 Growing Season!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Badger Crop Connect will be starting its 2nd annual webinar series for the 2021 growing season. The purpose of this series is to provide agronomists, crop consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. These FREE webinars will be offered, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:30 PM, from March through September 2021.

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NCAT: Armed to Farm Virtual Training

Apply Now for Virtual Armed to Farm The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now offering a virtual version of its popular sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans. NCAT is moving the training online to make it accessible during COVID-19 restrictions. Veterans who want to attend the Virtual Armed to Farm training, which […]

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How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

The University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison Want to Hear From You
Thank you for participating in the December AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota’s Food and Ag Supply Chain.

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ARMED TO FARM – SUSTAINABLE AG TRAINING FOR MILITARY VETERANS

Farmers and ranchers are looking for reliable information on sustainable and organic agriculture, on how to get started in farming, on how to qualify for government programs that reward land stewardship and resource conservation, and on how to pursue such profitable niche markets as organic meats and grains or agriculture tourism.

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Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced that the State of Wisconsin will be giving certification extensions for those certifications that have expired.

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