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Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs

Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application. Specific grant programs to be covered. Event Location Crystal Falls Banquet Hall 1500 Handschke Drive New London, WI 54961 Cost is […]

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Managing Tillage and Reducing Soil Compaction for Improved Soil Health

Managing Tillage and Reducing Soil Compaction for Improved Soil Health Soil health is the foundation for productive cropping systems. Healthy soils provide: nutrients to plants good soil structure aggregation allowing water and air to infiltrate root zones biological activities that are important for recycling plant nutrients. Managing-Tillage-and-Reducing-Soil-Compaction-for-Improved-Soil-Health-Brochure

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Better Bites

MANITOWOC – In an effort to help educate children about healthy food and nutrition, the Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center will offer food samples for kids to taste and rate. Once the ratings are compiled, the concession stand will work to incorporate favorite items into the menu. According to a project called Better Bites, which incorporates healthy foods into park concession […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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       […]

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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 […]

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