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Tractor & Farm Safety Camp

Tractor & Farm Safety Camp

Does your son or daughter work on a farm during the summer? Do you hire youth to work for you during the year? Do these young people have adequate safety training? Accidents cause more deaths to individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 than all other causes combined. To help reduce accidents, a Tractor […]

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Harvest Moon Camp

Harvest Moon Camp

October 24th-26th, campers ages 7-14 can spend two days as a member of the Camp TaPaWingo pumpkin patch, traveling our trails by the light of the Harvest Moon! Camp TaPaWingo provides a fun, caring, and safe environment for campers to try new activities and practice new skills. We are committed to the growth and development […]

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Divorce Education Co-Parenting Program

Divorce Education Co-Parenting Program

The divorce education co-parenting program will assist you in understanding and responding to the needs of your children before, during and after divorce.  Guidelines on cooperative parenting and keeping children “out of the middle” will be presented.  The program will provide tools for successful co-parenting of your child(ren). The class consists of two (2 hours each) […]

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Upcoming Agricultural Events

Upcoming Agricultural Events

 October October 3 – NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP) sign-up deadline October 7 – Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee Meeting, Seven Lakes Golf & Dining @ 7:30 PM October 9 – Manitowoc County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Gill’s Bar & Grill, Whitelaw @ 7:45 PM November November 19 – Farm Service Agency 2014 Farm […]

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Silo Gas Alert!

Silo Gas Alert!

Caution Silo Gas may be Present During this stretch of nice fall weather, forage harvesters are busy in the corn fields. Silo gas is a concern with any crop when it is ensiled. However, more case of silo-filler’s disease are associated with corn silage due to the increase nitrate levels in corn compared to other […]

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Watch for Slow Moving Farm Equipment on Rural Roads

Watch for Slow Moving Farm Equipment on Rural Roads

Madison, Wis. – If you’re heading out to the rural areas to enjoy fall activities such as picking pumpkins and apples or drive the rural roads to take in the fall colors, you’re likely to encounter slow moving farm equipment and farm trucks. Fall harvest season is underway throughout the state and will continue for […]

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New Emerald Ash Borer Quarantines Cover Four Eastern Wisconsin Counties

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Calumet County, which will now be quarantined along with Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Outagamie counties. EAB has not been found in those counties, but they are surrounded or nearly surrounded by counties where the pest has been confirmed. “It’s very likely that EAB is also present in those three […]

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Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC)

EPA Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Rule(SPCC) for Farms Special thanks is extended to Cheryl A. Skjolaas, Interim Director and Agricultural Safety Specialist, UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health for the following information on the SPCC rule. Following is the link to the EPA website and information on the SPCC Rule. There is a self-certification […]

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2013 WISCONSIN CORN HYBRID PERFORMANCE TRIALS

Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn for both grain […]

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WI Oats & Barley Performance Tests

WI Oats and Barley Performance Tests—2014 (A3874) Contains results of the previous season’s performance trials for oats and barley. Use these data to help choose the best varieties to plant for your growing conditions (6 pages; November 2013). For more information and to order copies, go to WI Oats & Barley Performance Tests 2014. Forage Variety […]

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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

This is an overview of what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for farms, both as small employers and the self-employed.  This recorded webinar, which was held on December 3, 2013 and facilitated by Heidi Johnson, Crops and Soils Educator in Dane. The webinar provides highlights of what ACA requirements are already in place and […]

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Agriculture Employment Guidelines

Agricultural Employment Guidelines June 2013 Ken Barnett, Extension Educator, Center for Dairy Profitability   I. Summary of Wisconsin Minimum Wage* 1. Minimum Rates – Agricultural employment (Effective 7/24/09) a) Adults – 18 years $7.25/hr b) Minors 17 years of age and under $7.25/hr For State & Federal provisions on opportunity wage, contact Wisconsin Department of […]

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How to Deal with Stress and Transition

Job loss can create a great deal of added stress to any family. During this time of transition, there are resources to help you cope with your emotions and help you move forward. Openly Express Emotions Value Transcendence and Spirituality Be connected to others Be Flexible Use collaborative problem solving Resiliency Talking with Families Managing […]

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Manitowoc County UW-EXTRA Office Newsletter

Manitowoc County UW-EXTRA Office Newsletter

Manitowoc County UW-Extension extends the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to people where they live and work. We are Manitowoc County’s educational network for engaging people and our community in positive change. See how we affect lives in Manitowoc County. October UW Extra Newsletter – 2014 August UW Extra Newsletter – 2014 June UW Extra Newsletter – 2014 […]

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