Industrial-hemp experiment offers learning

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

October 4, 2019

Carl Duley shares Bragger’s enthusiasm. An agent with the University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension in Buffalo County, Duley said he sees lots of potential for the crop. He attended this past June the 16th annual European Industrial Hemp Association conference in Cologne, Germany. He’s been working with Bragger in an experimental plot.

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UW-Extension helping farmers impacted by tornado

WQOW

October 2, 2019

“So what we’ve seen with farmers is if there’s been damage to buildings where maybe there was hay, and they’re gonna feed their cattle,” said Jerry Clark with UW-Extension. “How can they go through to manage maybe some of the metal that might be in there? Or, as we’re starting right now, right into harvest season, what kind of attachments, or should there be extra magnets or these sorts of things on to the equipment to make sure their machines aren’t getting that crop into the final product?”

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Alternatives to expansion, keeping small farms alive.

WAOW

October 2, 2019

UW Extension Agent Heather Schlesser said expansion is a solution but not the strongest. “There are other things we can do,” she said. “I mean if you think about the state of the environment that we are in, banks aren’t giving out loans as frequently as thru used to so to just say ‘you have to expand’… well how are you going to?”

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Fall harvest requires safe driving on roadways for farmers and motorists

Wisconsin State Farmer

October 2, 2019

“Farm equipment is big, slow and not very maneuverable, it doesn’t behave like cars and trucks when it comes to speed, turning or braking,” said Cheryl Skjolaas, agricultural safety specialist in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in a news release. “Its size makes it hard to move over quickly and it will take longer for it to turn into driveways or intersections. It is also difficult for the farm implement operator to see other vehicles that are following or passing farm equipment.”

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Margaret Krome: Wisconsin’s farmers have always been a sound investment

Cap Times

October 1, 2019

The University of Wisconsin Extension played a crucial role in helping to create cooperatives that built the dairy industry then, and extended periods of farm stress are exactly the right time for the state to help farmers diversify or change their operations. Fifteen years ago, the Dairy Business Innovation Center helped launch our rich artisanal dairy sector; it should be revived today. The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program has helped farmers develop new direct marketing and farmer-owned processing systems; it should be funded at higher levels. Farm-to-school grants can and should be funded.

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This Hot New Tool Makes Canning So Much Easier

Taste of Home

September 27, 2019

Recently, the University of Wisconsin extension system conducted research that determined steam canners are safe for use on specific high-acid recipes. Use your steam canner to process food for no longer than 45 minutes. (Use a water bath canner for recipes that go longer.)

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Columbia County Economic Development Corporation brings local businesses together for reorganization meeting in Fall River

Columbus Journal

September 26, 2019

CCEDC hosted one of five business exchange meetings Sept. 24 at Savanna Oaks Community Center in Fall River. Many Columbus and Fall River area business leaders attended Tuesday’s session, including a few from other parts of the county. A representative from Congressman Glenn Grothman’s office also attended. The event was hosted by CCEDC Executive Director Cheryl Fahrner and Kathleen Haas, an associate professor with UW-Extension and community development educator for Columbia County.

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4-H members speak up

APG

September 25, 2019

The 2020 budget recommendation came from the County Executive Committee, who voted unanimously Sept. 12 to eliminate the UW-Extension completely to save approximately $87,425 and recommended that the Extension budget be wiped clean.

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Wisconsin AIS Plan Now Available to Public

Fishing Fare

September 25, 2019

The revised plan is the result of years of work by a core team led by the DNR, the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension, UW Sea Grant, and nongovernmental organizations that have a role in AIS management.

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