2018 Manitowoc County Fair Dairy Cattle Award Applications

The Manitowoc County Fair is just around the corner, and it’s that time of year when dairy cattle youth exhibitors are encouraged to complete applications for the Manitowoc County Herd Builder (12-15 years of age as of January 1, 2018); Outstanding Dairy Cattle Youth Exhibitor (16-19 years of age as of January 1, 2018); and […]

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Camp TaPaWingo Summer Camp opportunities

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 of each individual camper! Click here to learn more about our different camps including Cloverbuds, Tractor & Farm Safety Camp and more. ___________________________________________________________________________________________           […]

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Farmer to Farmer Mentoring. Winter 2018 Sessions.

Winter 2018 Session Topics: Cover Crops and Reduced/ No-Till Systems Join us each month to hear how area producers and their agronomists are making cover crops and reduced/no-till systems work on their farm. Hear their stories on the successes and challenges. These sessions will be informal with open dialogue. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  […]

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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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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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