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Determining the Value of Standing Alfalfa in 2021

Kevin Jarek – UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Crops and Soils Agent – Outagamie County The following information is also in this pdf Determining the Value of Standing Alfalfa. Extension’s Dan Undersander paper, Frost Damage to Alfalfa, is also a good resource. Kevin Jarek discusses what farmers should be looking for when scouting frost damaged alfalfa […]

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Extension Presents Badger Crop Connect Series

The Badger Crop Connect is a series of informational meetings that address timely agronomy related topics during the planting, growing, and harvest season. The 2021 Spring series will kick off on March 10th with Winter Wheat Management featuring Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Shawn Conley and Extension Soil Specialist Carrie Laboski. Early Season Weed […]

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UPDATED Pesticide Applicator Training

If your certification ends between Jan 31, 2020 and Nov 30, 2021, it has automatically been extended to Dec 31, 2021.  If so you do not need to read further.  With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in our county and state, your safety is our top priority. We have made some changes and added […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training

Every year the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension offers Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) certification. You MUST be licensed to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Wisconsin. Extension county offices usually offer day long classes and testing during the winter months to accommodate this need. This year, due to the ongoing […]

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Heart of the Farm

Women in Agriculture Fall/Winter ‘Coffee Chats’ Series   University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will be starting it’s statewide online ‘Coffee Chats’ Fall/Winter program on Monday November 9th, 2020 at 10:00a.m. and will continue hosting on the 2nd Monday of each month through March 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. […]

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UW Resources and Helpful Tools to Accurately Complete CFAP Payment Applications

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) authorizes direct payments to farmers in response to market disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Crop production in 2019 and unpriced crop inventories for corn, soybeans, oats, and sorghum on January 15, 2020 are eligible. Corn, soybean, and oat crops harvested as silage are also eligible for payments after they […]

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2020 Scissors Clip Results

2020 SCISSORS CLIP RESULTS Alfalfa samples will be collected on Mondays and Thursdays and analyzed with results posted on Tuesday and Fridays on the Scissors Clip Hotline (920)-832-4769 and updated in the table below. More information from around the state can be found at  https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/scissorsclip/. Date Farm Height/Maturity Level PEAQ/Lab Result 5-14-20 Sugar Creek Farm – […]

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Small Business Association to Begin Accepting Loan Applications

The Small Business Administration (SBA) was given direction in the CARES Act to modify their loan program for economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) to offer loans of up to $2 million and emergency grants of up to $10,000 for businesses affected by COVID-19. However, the first round of EIDL funding for COVID-19 did not allow […]

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Heart of the Farm Presents Online Conference

The Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture Conference series is an Extension program that addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks. The keynote speaker for the ‘Coffee Chats’ series is Jess Peters from Spruce Row Farm in Meadville, PA. Jess […]

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COVID-19 Resources

We are dedicated to continuing to provide you with reliable, relevant information during this challenging time. Below are links to COVID-19 resources. We will continue to update this page as resources become available.   FAMILIES The COVID-19 pandemic led to months of “Stay at Home” orders across the country. People were encouraged to stay at […]

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