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It’s county fair time!

It’s county fair time!

The Manitowoc County Fair opens on Tuesday, August 19th at 4:00 pm and runs through Sunday, August 24th at 6:00 pm. Come on out and enjoy the “Showcase of Summer” as we celebrate 100 years of 4-H at this year’s Manitowoc County Fair! Junior Fair Events Monday, August 18 10 am – 2 pm         […]

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The Master Gardeners are in!

The Master Gardeners are in!

Spring is here and so are the Master Gardener Volunteers! A certified Master Gardener Volunteer is available to help answer questions on general gardening, plant diseases, insect and weed problems, and soil sampling as well as a wealth of other topics. The Plant Clinic will be open April 14 through October 10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and […]

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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

 August July 31-August 10 - Wisconsin State Fair August 5 – Manitowoc County Forage Council Tillage Day, North Union Road, Manitowoc from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (August 7 – RAIN DATE) August 12 – 14 – WI Farm Technology Days August 19-24 – Manitowoc County Fair September September 4 – 2014 Dairy Margin Protection Meeting […]

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Meeting

Dairy Margin Protection Program Meeting

On Thursday, September 4th from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Dr. Mark Stephenson, UW-Extension Dairy Policy Specialist, will provide an update on the new Dairy Margin Protection Program. This 2 hour session will be at the Millhome Supper Club located near Kiel. There will be no fee for the program but pre-registration is required by […]

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Manitowoc County Youth Excel at Area Animal Science Days

Manitowoc County Youth Excel at Area Animal Science Days

June 19, 2014 was a busy day at the Manitowoc County Expo, site of the 2014 Northeast Area Animal Science Days! A total of 184 youth from 12 counties participated in a variety of dairy, horse, and livestock events throughout the day. Junior Dairy Judging Results for Manitowoc County: *2nd Place Junior Dairy Judging Team – Members […]

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2014 Rockets for Schools Team Places 3rd in Area Event

2014 Rockets for Schools Team Places 3rd in Area Event

The 2014 Rockets For Schools team competition took place on May 2nd and 3rd at the Blue Harbor in Sheboygan.  The requirements were a rocket we made as a team, constructing a payload with a theme, and doing a presentation that encompasses all areas from Newton’s Law to what the payload is going to show. […]

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Wisconsin Team Forage has moved!

Wisconsin Team Forage has moved!

A new Wisconsin TEAM FORAGE website has been established. All the information on the old site has been migrated in addition to some new stuff (e.g. a topic page for Short Forage Years and one for Forage Videos). There is now an email subscription option for the site if you want updates. It is located in the […]

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2014 Pinewood Derby Greased Lightning Club Awards

2014 Pinewood Derby Greased Lightning Club Awards

Greased Lightning Club awards are based on the average time of all club members that race. Times over 11 seconds are dropped (these are cars that could not cross the finish line unassisted). The club with the fastest average time this year is Meeme Busy Badgers! Congrats to those speedy Meeme racers!   PLACING CLUB […]

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2014 4-H Talent Show Results

2014 4-H Talent Show Results

Sunday, March 30th, the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College was filled with performers and spectators for the 2014 4-H Talent Show. Over 70 youth performed in group and individual acts that included skits, dance, vocals, and musical instruments. This was our largest talent show in over 18 years! Congratulations […]

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4-H Pinewood Derby Results

4-H Pinewood Derby Results

Go to our Facebook page “Manitowoc County 4-H” and see photos of all the winners and their awesome pinewood derby cars! There were 157 cars filling the Manitowoc County Expo on Tuesday, March 25 and they were all ready to race to the finish line at the 4th Annual 4-H Pinewood Derby. Speeds topped 225 […]

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Spring Swine Weigh-ins Banned; Terminal Shows Recommended

 MADISON – In an effort to protect Wisconsin’s pork industry from the spread of a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is issuing a ban on the usual spring weigh-ins of pigs in preparation for Wisconsin’s many county fairs. Dr. […]

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)

Due to the recent spread of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), there will NOT be a spring weigh-in.  Please refer to this press release for more information on the virus and the ban see Swine PEDv.   It is also recommended by the State of WI that this year’s hog show be terminal. This means […]

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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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