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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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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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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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Aging Mastery Program® (AMP)

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, and increased societal participation.

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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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Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program Virtual Learning 2021

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP), in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Division of Extension, are excited to offer these LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the winter/spring of 2020-2021.  These current topics are for youth and adults alike and occur […]

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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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Enrollment Begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs for 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion in payments are in the process of going out to producers who signed up for the 2019 crop year.

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GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDCARE NEEDS

Are you looking for ways to face challenges you may be facing this fall as K-12 students attend school virtually and as childcare providers close or reduce numbers? If so, this Guidance for Parents With Childcare Needs may be an extremely helpful tool for you to access.

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4-H Cake Pans

4-H Cake Pans Do you want to particapte in the the Cake Decorating Challenge and don’t have a pan? Do not worry, Crawford County 4-H has over 100 cake pans for you to choose from. To view the pans check out this gallery or call the Extension Crawford County office at 326-0224 to view the […]

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