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BQA RECERTIFICATION REGISTRATION

BQA CERTIFICATION REGISTRATION – Information has been released for the upcoming BQA recertification training. The producer can decide the location, date, and time which works best for them. If the schedule does not work for them, they may complete the training online. Registration is required seven days prior to the selected event.

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AUGUST IS TREE CHECK MONTH FOR INVASIVE BEETLE

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2020 —August is the most critical time of year to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as adult activity peaks. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring August as “Tree Check Month” for this invasive pest. Checking trees for the beetle and the damage it causes is how residents can help USDA and its partners eliminate the beetle from the United States, and protect more trees…..

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Fathers play a critical role in their child’s growth and development. Father involvement is important. For example, the relationship between a father and a child has a deep impact on children’s healthy development in language, thinking, physical, and social–emotional learning.

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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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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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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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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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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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Chopped Challenge, Cake & Clothing Revue

Crawford County’s Cake & Clothing Revue and Chopped Challenge will be held on July 29th at Century Hall. Entries are due by July 22nd. To Register visit https://go.wisc.edu/151q6w or call 608-326-0228 or email amy.mitchell@wisc.edu or stephanie.mezera@wisc.edu

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Cloverbud Camp

To register visit https://go.wisc.edu/98drm2, email Amy Mitchell or call 608-326-0228. Camp cost $8.00 which includes a 4-H shirt!

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