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2021 Pest Management Update Meetings

UW-Madison Division of Extension and UW-Madison, Nutrient and Pest Management Program (NPM) will host the Pest Management Update Meetings as a hybrid event with (3) in-person meetings and (1) virtual option. All in-person meetings will be held from 1- 4pm local time at the venue listed for each location below. Check in will begin at […]

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Extension Hosts Fall Badger Crop Connect Series

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Badger Crop Connect, is finishing up the 2021 growing season with several webinars in September and October. The purpose of this series is to provide agronomists, crop consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin during the growing season. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Shawn Connelly, UW-Madison Professor and Extension […]

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Forage Council Hosts Dry Down Events

The Outagamie Forage Council/Midwest Forage Association in partnership with Extension Outagamie County and Fox Valley Technical College are sponsoring the 2021 Corn Silage Dry Down events. Farmers, agronomists, and professional consultants should bring 4-5 stalks from each field for testing. Results will be available the following day on the Corn Silage Drydown website https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/silagedrydown/. Results are also […]

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Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Summer ‘Coffee Chats’ Series

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will start it’s summer online ‘Coffee Chats’ series on Monday June 14th at 10 a.m. ‘Coffee Chats’ will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) through August 2021 and again from November 2021-March 2022. The […]

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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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