Dairy Producer & Agribusiness Appreciation Pizza Party

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm Luigi’s Restaurant , Manitowoc Tickets $5 in advance $6 at the door Includes all-you can-eat pizza, milk and ice cream Sponsored by Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee Tickets can be purchased at UW-Extension 4319 Expo Drive Manitowoc

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Poultry owners urged to increase biosecurity efforts

MADISON, Wisconsin – Animal health officials with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection are urging all poultry owners, regardless of size, to increase biosecurity efforts now that two strains of avian influenza have been found in the Mississippi flyway. This comes after a highly pathogenic (H7) strain was found in a Tennessee […]

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2016 WISCONSIN CORN HYBRID PERFORMANCE TRIALS

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 and silage available in Wisconsin. Click here […]

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Mark Your Calendars – 2017 State Fair Dairy Cattle Exhibitors

Just a reminder that individuals between the ages of 12 and 19 as of January 1, 2017 are eligible to exhibit dairy cattle at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.  Individuals must be in good standing with an accredited youth organization including 4-H, FFA, and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. For those Manitowoc County youth who […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive

There is only one thing for certain in our lives:  change.  And if you are a producer  who uses antimicrobial medicated feed for prevention or treatment of disease in livestock, a modification to how you currently purchase this feed is looming on the horizon. In the factsheet Veterinary Feed Directive, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent […]

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lmpact of Agriculture on Manitowoc County

Agriculture works hard for Manitowoc County every day. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Manitowoc County is an agricultural powerhouse. The county is home to about 110,000 dairy cattle compared to approximately 81,000 people. Dairy […]

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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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