Detection of umbilical infections key to calf health success

Wisconsin State Farmer
May 5, 2021

Previous University of Minnesota research showed in a control study umbilical cord care significantly reduced the risk of developing umbilical cord infections. The goal of dipping the newborn calf’s umbilical cord is to promote healing of the umbilical stump, prevent infection, and encourage the umbilical tissue to dry and detach from the calf’s body.

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New Wisconsin Custom Farm Rate Guide now available

Vernon County Times
April 30, 2021

Just in time for the 2021 growing season, UW Extension, in cooperation with the USDA National Ag Statistics Service and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, has released updated Custom Rate Survey Results.

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Antigo Flats – Commitment To Soil

The Mid-West Farm Report
April 30, 2021

The Antigo Flats AEA is comprised of farmland in southwestern Langlade and northeastern Marathon counties, including the 34-acre Langlade Agricultural Research Station operated by UW-Madison Division of Extension. 

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Reaping the Benefits of Sowing Sustainability Investments

Oklahoma Farm Report
April 30, 2021

Both are research priorities critical to the future of Arkansas soybean production, according to the Soybean Research and Information Network, an effort funded in part by the soy checkoff to improve yields and profitability through university research and extension.

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McIntosh Memorial Library of Viroqua: Book Buzz

Vernon County Times
April 28, 2021

We feel so honored to have been able to partner with Sheena Cook-Fuglsang of UW-Madison Division of Extension FoodWIse Nutrition Education to write a grant application to create an educational and equitable donation garden at the site of the old swimming pool on Rock Avenue.

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Farmers surveyed about attitudes toward nitrate contamination

The Country Today
April 26, 2021

“While nitrogen is needed and used on cropland to support agriculture, the issue of nitrate contamination of groundwater and associated health impacts is a growing concern in Wisconsin,” said report co-author Bret Shaw, associate professor in the UW-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication and environmental communication specialist with the UW-Madison Division of Extension. “We hope this report provides insights for working with farmers to encourage more of them to adopt practices that keep groundwater clean for future generations.”

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Ag Briefs: Albion barn destroyed in blaze

Wisconsin State Farmer
April 20, 2021

The event will feature speakers Jim Arch, Clark County Land Conservationist-CCA, Richard Halopka, Senior Outreach Specialist-CCA – UW-Extension – Clark County, and Derek Schmitt, District Conservationist – Clark County NRCS.

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Clark County field day planned

The Country Today
April 19, 2021

Clark County UW-Extension, Clark County Land Conservation, Eau Claire River Watershed Coalition, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have scheduled a field day on the Clark Turner Farm at the demo plots sight located west of the County Road N and O intersection south of Withee.

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ProHealth Care to host online gardening classes

Watertown Daily Times
April 14, 2021

The classes are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, from May through September. Each interactive class will be led by a trained, certified master gardener from the UW-Madison Extension Gardener Program.

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