Frost possible in region over coming days

The Daily News
May 29, 2020

Such temperatures may pose a danger to local fruit and vegetable plants, said Scott Reuss, agriculture and horticulture agent with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension office serving Marinette and Oconto counties.


Taking stock of our mental and emotional well-being

Wisconsin State Farmer
May 27, 2020

As farmers and agricultural providers, sometimes a family member, neighbor or client needs support that we are not able to provide. In these instances, it’s okay to share resources or referrals for them to get the support they need. Roger Williams, Professor Emeritus with UW-Madison Extension, offers several pieces of advice for making referrals


Is a Bratwurst a Sandwich? A UW expert weighs in

Wisconsin Radio Network
May 25, 2020

We’ve all seen the debate over ‘is a hot dog a sandwich?’.

Well, a recent survey released by Food Insider named the Bratwurst as Wisconsin’s favorite sandwich. Not so fast, says UW-Extension Meat Specialist Jeffrey Sindelar.


WI fruit growers battle freezing temperatures

Wisconsin State Farmer
May 21, 2020

Amaya Atucha, assistant professor in the department of Horticulture and the Fruit Crop Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told the Wisconsin State Farmer there was a wide range of damage throughout the state, especially in the southern part of the state were the trees were approaching bloom.


EXTending a Hand: The fury garden nemesis

The Dunn County News
May 21, 2020

The most common type of rabbit we see is the eastern cottontail. The cottontail likes a variety of habitats ranging from fields, farms, and landscaped backyards.

Margaret Murphy is a UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Program Coordinator, covering Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire and Polk counties. 


Resources to help farmers get through this pandemic

NBC 26 Green Bay
May 13, 2020

As farmers work to get through this pandemic, agriculture experts and lenders said there are several resources out there that can help.

UW-Extension Brown County agriculural educator Liz Binversie explained some of the options farmers can turn to. They are outlined below.


Lessons learned from a sourdough journey

Kenosha News
May 9, 2020

Some lessons from my sourdough journey are similar to those that we’re all learning these days, especially when it comes to how we view food and agriculture

Leigh Presley is agriculture educator for University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension in Kenosha and Racine counties.


EXTending a Hand: Spring crop report

The Dunn County News
May 8, 2020

Current progress in the 2020 planting season is looking bright for farmers as compared to the slow and wet spring of 2019.

Katie Wantoch is an agricultural agent specializing in economic development for UW-Madison Division of Extension in the Dunn County office.


Gardening makes for productive safer-at-home hobby

Fox 11 News
May 7, 2020

She also encourages first-timers and beginners to check Facebook for local gardening communities, which she says can be helpful resources.

And it’s also not too late in the season to start either, according to Brown County Extension Horticulture Educator Andrea Ackerman.


Crop planting on schedule while markets remain down

Beloit Daily News
May 5, 2020

Rock County farmers have about 15% of their corn and soybeans planted. Planting is going smoothly, although farmers are facing difficult markets and uncertain times due to COVID-19, according to Rock County UW Extension agriculture agent Nick Baker.