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Determining the Value of Standing Alfalfa in 2022

Kevin Jarek – UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Crops and Soils Agent – Outagamie County Determining a “fair” market value for standing alfalfa during the 2022 growing season may be a challenge considering the highly favorable market conditions for corn and soybeans. Opportunity cost can be defined as the loss of a (potential) gain from other possible […]

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Information about Avian Influenza

From Stanley Temple, UW Madison Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation: Avian influenza is most easily transmitted when healthy birds come into close contact with a sick or dead bird. Although it doesn’t happen that often, the concentrations of birds at bird feeders can potentially provide the close proximity that can lead to an infected bird […]

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Financial Planning Resources

Are you experiencing “more month than money?”  Rising costs have challenged our spending habits and it might be time to look to make some adjustments.  Read on for some ideas. Keeping Up When Money is Tight Power Point Coping with Rising Costs PDF

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Community Gardens Fox Valley-Oshkosh Area

UW-Madison Division of Extension for Outagamie and Winnebago counties are collecting information and are mapping out community gardens in the greater Fox Valley-Oshkosh area. This is the ever-growing map of gardens available to the public, with the purpose of providing a public directory so that residents more easily can find garden space. However, Extension is […]

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Do NOT Can Pickled Eggs

While you may see home-canned pickled eggs for purchase, it is actually not safe to can pickled eggs at home. In fact, home-pickled eggs stored at room temperature were linked to a case of botulism — so just imagine long term shelf storage of canned pickled eggs! If you enjoy the taste of pickled eggs, […]

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Coming this March: Free, virtual workshops for farms and food entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses

UW-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program will provide no-cost virtual workshops for food entrepreneurs 10-11:15am every Monday from March 7 to April 4. The session will cover topics such as: social media marketing best practices in personnel management aggregation and distribution culturally rooted food business development, and business development tools “The past two […]

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Registration Open for Landscape Professionals Conference

UW-Madison, Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, Fox Valley Chapter team up to provide the Landscape Professionals Conference March 1-2, 2022 at the Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah, WI. This two-day conference is designed to enhance your professional landscape skills and appreciation for sustainable landscapes.  The program offers training sessions the first day, […]

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Outagamie County Caregiver Chat Schedule

The Outagamie County Caregiver Association is pleased to announce the line up for Caregiver Chats! Caregiver Chats are designed to provide a place to openly share and discuss what’s happening in your life as a caregiver. Join us each month for insightful conversations around caregiving challenges, discover helpful resources, and gain encouragement from professionals and […]

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Wise Wisconsin Winter Series 2022

Extension Human Growth and Development will host one-hour sessions on Zoom Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am February 2nd through March 9th, 2022 Registration Required: https://go.wisc.edu/5u4ez3  Session information: 2/2 – Old at Heart: Reframing the way we think and talk about growing older – Presented by Dr. Kristin Litzelman What comes to mind when you think about aging? […]

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What Do Crop Enterprise Budgets Tell Us About Potential Returns in 2022?

Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County Crops and Soils Agent Crop Enterprise Budget Planning is not exactly a task that gets people excited. My experience suggests it ranks somewhere between a trip to the dentist and filing income taxes each year. However, 2022 is going to present challenges beyond pricing. Availability (or lack thereof) is the […]

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