Forage Options for Prevented Plant Acres in Wisconsin in 2024

Wisconsin’s wet spring has slowed planting for many farmers and provided poor conditions for making hay. As a result, some farmers will be claiming prevented plant and many will be looking for more or better quality forage. This bulletin reviews crop insurance rules to help farmers understand their options for using prevented plant acres for […]

Farm Pulse: Crop Insurance and Grain Marketing

An online course with in-person meetings from January to April 2024 for farmers interested in learning the importance of risk management, crop insurance, and grain marketing. What will I learn in this course? The course is arranged in eight modules that participants work through at their own pace.  The in-person sessions noted below are meant […]

4-H Welcomes New Families

“The first year in this big program can be a bit overwhelming.” says Alicia Schreoder-Haag, Outagamie County 4-H Program Educator. That’s why the county has created a welcome night for new members and their families. The event will be held Thursday, November 30 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton from 6 pm until 7:30 […]

Drydown Results

Below are the results from the September 28, 2023 Drydown held at NEW Ag Services in Black Creek. Name Corn Hybrid MaturityShort Season <95 daysFull Season ≥ 95 days Plant DateEarly: On or before May 15Late: After May 15 % Moisture Larrand Dairy – 16 DS3601 Full – 96 Day Early 64% Larrand Dairy – […]

2023 Outagamie Forage Council Corn Silage Drydown Events

The Outagamie Forage Council/Midwest Forage Association (MFA) in partnership with Extension Outagamie County and Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will sponsor four 2023 Corn Silage Drydown events. Farmers, agronomists, and professional consultants should bring 4-5 stalks from each field for testing.  Dates and locations are listed below. Samples that cannot be processed on site will […]

Forage Council Hosts Twilight Meeting

Outagamie Forage Council Twilight Meeting – Hosted by J-Springs Dairy N4182 County Rd. EE, Appleton, WI 54913 Wednesday, August 16, 2023              6:45 pm meal, 7:00 pm Speakers This event will count as 2.5 CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits). 6:45 p.m. Catered Meal by Kelsey’s Country Kitchen and Refreshments Sponsored by Abts Lely […]

Extension Offers Badger Crop Connect

The Badger Crop Connect series provides agronomists, crop consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. CEU’s are available by topic for each presentation. Webinars offered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. (April – October 2023)  2023 Badger Crop Connect Series begins April 12 Spring Topics Include

UW–Madison’s innovative Teacher Pledge, aimed at supporting future educators and offering solutions to teacher shortage, extended

As the nationwide teacher shortage continues to generate headlines, stress education leaders, and frustrate policymakers in search of answers, the UW–Madison School of Education is announcing the extension of an innovative program aimed at addressing the problem in Wisconsin. The UW–Madison School of Education Wisconsin Teacher Pledge program first started supporting students in the fall of 2020 […]

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