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Youth Livestock Animal Projects in 4-H

Dear 4-H Families enrolled in the Youth Livestock Animal projects in Wisconsin 4-H: As a way of introduction, my name is Bernadette (Bernie) O’Rourke, the Extension Youth Livestock Specialist.  I work with 4-H, FFA and other youth animal associations in the Beef, Sheep, Swine and Meat Goat areas.  I provide leadership for youth animal projects […]


4-H Endowment Fund

The 4-H Endowment Fund will again be holding a Silent Auction at the Manitowoc County Fair in August.  Please work with your clubs or on your owe to help the 4-H Endowment Fund Committee obtain items for this great event.  Items can be brought to the Exhibition Building anytime August 22 or August 23rd.  We […]


Rocket Workshop at UW Extension

The Star Splitters 4-H Club will hold a rocket workshop at the Manitowoc County Office Complex, with build dates on Wednesday, June 8 or Thursday, June 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We will launch those rockets Saturday, June 18 at 9 a.m. at Two Rivers High School. The cost is $8 which will […]


Fruit Production

It’s been a tough year so far for fruit production. Due to the sudden and unexpected cold temperatures throughout much of the state, we are providing an additional supplementary issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News today, with articles relating to post-frost damage mitigation (see link below). We hope you find this useful!  Wisconsin-Fruit-News-vol1-Frost-Supplement       […]


Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Report

Hello everyone, Warmer temperatures have really pushed alfalfa growth and maturity.  Six of the 9 fields being monitored by the Manitowoc County Forage Council have been harvested.  Several dairy farmers chose to cut the alfalfa in order to achieve 165+ RFV coming out of storage  Attached please find the results of alfalfa quality monitoring from […]


Save the date-2016 Breakfast on the Farm

Small Poster Strutz Farm Please join us Sunday, June 12th from  8:00 a.m. to Noon at Strutz Farm Inc. 13104 Lakeshore Road Two Rivers, WI 54241 for Breakfast at the farm. Our breakfast menu isHam & Cheese Omelet, Sausage, Variety of Cheeses, Strawberry Yogurt, Cinnamon Bread & Butter, Donut Holes,Milk, Orange Juice & Coffee,Ice Cream Sundaes. Price […]


Manitowoc County Open Horse Shows

Manitowoc County Open Horse Shows Hosted by Manitowoc Co. Horse Committee JUNE 11TH – PLEASURE SHOW JUNE 12TH– SPEED SHOW WORKER SIGN UP SHEET – FOR OUR HORSE SHOWS We need volunteers to work our shows. We cannot do this without you! Please sign up by clicking here for à  Pleasure Show Work sign up […]


Goat AI Training Offered

Goats are becoming more and more popular as commercial enterprises and for hobby farmers. The fastest genetic improvement in your herd is made through using artificial insemination. Take this opportunity to learn to AI your goats and increase the genetic value of your herd. Goat AI Clinic, June 21-22 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, 625 […]

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Farm Transition & Estate Planning Workshop

  Thank you for all who attended the What’s Your Farms Future, Farm & Estate Planning Workshop. “UW-Extension offices in Manitowoc, Calumet, and Sheboygan counties sponsored a Farm Transition and Estate Planning Workshop on February 23rd.   Nearly 90 farmers and agricultural consultants participated in the day-long program. The workshop included UW-Extension County-based staff and a […]