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Fond du Lac County Agriculture Extension Newsletter

Extension Fond du Lac County Agriculture (dairy and agronomy) newsletters are provided both hard copy and electronically to Fond du Lac County farmers and agri-business professionals in the immediate area. Published eight to ten times per year, the newsletter features educational resources, dates of upcoming meetings and promotional flyers.

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2020 Ag Email Newsletters

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September 28, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Farewell Joe Zimbric
  • Video: Farm Safety & Women
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Top 7 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2020
  • Soybean Yield Contest
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect Webinar, FDL County Public Information Meeting

September 21, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020: Every Farmer Counts
  • Badger Crop Connect
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals
  • FDL County Farmland Preservation Plan Update Public Meeting #1
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect Webinar, Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals, FDL County Public Information Meeting

September 14, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Hay Market Report – September 14, 2020
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Badger Crop Connect
  • Silage Season Safety – Processing and Packing
  • Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals
  • How Does Farm Culture Apply to Your Farm?
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Calf VIGOR Scorer App
  • Crop Calculators App
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect Webinar, Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals, Save the Date: Public Information Meeting

September 7, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Corn Silage Moisture Testing Results – September 8
  • Updated Midwest Cover Crop Council Cover Crop Selection Tool
  • Winter Wheat Planting Date Impacts on Grain Yield
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Be Aware of Your Imported Cottonseed
  • Wisconsin Fruit News
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources

August 31, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Corn Silage Moisture Testing Results – September 1
  • Feeding Rye or Triticale Silage to Dairy Cows
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Badger Crop Connect
  • Cover Crops After Corn Silage Publications
  • Video Series: Cover Crops After Corn Silage
  • Harvest of Hope Fund
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Manure Tracker App
  • Events: Corn Silage Dry Down Days, Badger Crop Connect Webinar

August 24, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Corn Silage Moisture Testing Results – August 25
  • August Dairy Situation & Outlook
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Nutrition for Agronomists Webinar
  • Adjusting Corn Silage Contracts
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Corn Silage Pricing App
  • Events: Corn Silage Dry Down Days, Nutrition for Agronomists Webinar

August 17, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Corn Silage Dry Down Days
  • Soybean Aphids
  • Video: Cover Crops for Corn Silage
  • SilageSnap App
  • Events: Corn Silage Dry Down Days

August 10, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Fall Forage Rye for Dairy Heifers & Dry Cows
  • Hay Market Report – August 10
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Badger Crop Connect – August 12
  • Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials 2020
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect

August 3, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • How does the feeding of colostrum and milk, and weaning strategies affect gut health and development?
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Grain Bin Construction, Maintenance, and Safety Webinar – August 11
  • Cover Crop Mixtures: Calculating Seeding Rates
  • UW-Madison Extension Launches New Podcast that is in Search of New Crops for WI
  • Badger Crop Connect – August 12
  • WI Corn Tar Spot Update
  • Hay Market Report – July 27
  • Video: How to Scout for Corn Rootworm Beetles
  • Video: Combine Cleaning to Prevent Spreading Weedn Seeds
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect; Grain Bin Construction, Maintenance, and Safety Webinar

July 27, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Badger Crop Connect – July 29
  • Winter High Tunnel Spinach Production
  • Optimizing Your Winter Wheat Planting Timing
  • New Online Pasture Management Course
  • Grain Bin Construction, Maintenance, and Safety Webinar
  • Podcast: Your Brain on Stress
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • What are the Keys to Prevent Lameness in our Dairy Herds?
  • July 2020 Dairy Situation & Market Outlook
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect, Grain Bin Construction, Maintenance, and Safety Webinar

July 20, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Badger Crop Connect – July 29
  • Timing Corn Silage Harvest
  • Wisconsin Soybean Mold Update
  • Cover Crops Following Wheat or Other Small Grains
  • Lodged Corn/ Can You Dig It?!
  • Hay Market Report – July 13
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Video: Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Stress
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect

July 13, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Badger Crop Connect
  • Wisconsin Crop Update – July 13, 2020
  • Wisconsin Crop Manager and Pest Bulletin Update
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • What is Farm Stress? Video: The Basics of Farm Stress
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect

July 6, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Staying Healthy on the Farm: New Video Demonstrates the Benefits of Wearing a Good Mask
  • Understanding Your Farm Data: Milk Quality webinar presented in Spanish
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Cut-Bale-Scout for Potato Leafhoppers
  • 5 Things to Know About the Haney Soil Health Test
  • Soil Fertility Guidelines for Pastures in Wisconsin
  • Farm Center Offers 24/7 Hotline, Offers Counseling Resources in New Pilot Program
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • An App in a Snap: Sporecaster and Sporebuster
  • Events: Spanish presentation of Understanding Your Farm Data: Milk Quality

June 29, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Happy 4th of July!
  • Badger Crop Connect
  • Cover Crops for Wheat
  • A Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages
  • Insights on In-Season Corn Disease Management Decisions
  • Understanding Your Farm Data: Milk Quality webinar presented in Spanish
  • Video: From Farm to Market: Maintaining Carcass Quality and Animal Welfare of Market Cows
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • An App in a Snap: Sporecaster and Sporebuster
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect, Spanish presentation of Understanding Your Farm Data: Milk Quality

June 22, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Wisconsin Farm Support Program Application Period Closes June 29
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Badger Crop Connect Special Edition – June 24
  • Rock County Giant Ragweed Virtual Plot Tour
  • Arlington Ag Research Station Cover Crop Termination Studies
  • Hay Market Report – June 22
  • When a Cow Starts Her Second Career
  • Video: When a Cow Starts Her Second Career
  • Dairy Situation & Outlook – June 18
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect Special Edition

June 15, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Badger Crop Connect – June 17
  • Wisconsin Crop Manager newsletter
  • Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices 2019
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Wisconsin Farm Support Program Application Period: June 15 – June 29
  • Resources for Wisconsin Farmers Applying for CFAP Payments
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect

June 8, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Alfalfa Quality Watch Results
  • Soil Bacterial Communities in a Corn-Soybean System
  • Dicamba Use Over the top in Dicamba-Tolerant Soybean
  • Badger Crop Connect – June 17
  • Hay Market Report for June 8, 2020
  • Dry Cow Management webinar – Prevention & Control of Intramammary Infections
  • Fond du Lac County Agriculture Impact Report
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • $50 Million Wisconsin Farm Support Program
  • CFAP Webinars hosted by USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Resources for Wisconsin Farmers Applying for CFAP Payments
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: FSA CFAP Producer webinars, Dry Cow Management Webinar, Badger Crop Connect

June 1, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • World Milk Day 20th Anniversary is June 1!
  • Reduce Heat Stress in Your Baby Calves
  • Dry Cow Management – Nutritional Management webinar
  • Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat – Finding Financial Well-Being
  • Managing Early Dry Off for Cows (video)
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Alfalfa Quality Watch
  • Badger Crop Connect – June 3
  • May 25 Hay Market Report
  • Diagnosing Early Season Insect Damage in Corn
  • Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Congratulations Ag Team!
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect webinar, Dry Cow Management webinar, Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat

May 25, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Managing the Dry Cow for a Successful Lactation Webinar
  • Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat – Nurturing Healthy Relationships Under Times of Stress: Bidding for Connection
  • May Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Alfalfa Quality Watch
  • Post-emergence Corn & Soybean Herbicide Product Restrictions for Broadcast Applications
  • #Grow20
  • USDA’s New Direct Payments Program for Farmers
  • USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Act
  • Do Farmers Need to Provide Sick Leave?
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Dry Cow Management webinar, Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat

May 18, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Looking Ahead for Dairy Webinar
  • Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat – Exploring Perspectives to Improve Communication
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • Badger Crop Connect webinar series
  • Pricing Standing Hay
  • Hay Market Report: May 11
  • National Farm Support Programs During COVID-19: Factsheet and Video
  • What Farmers Need to Know About PPP and EIDL: Video
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Nitrogen Price App
  • Events: Badger Crop Connect webinar, Looking Ahead for Dairy webinar, Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat

May 11, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Deciding When a Cow Starts Her Second Career with Factsheet
  • Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat – Structuring Your Day with Purpose
  • Estimating Alfalfa RFV in the Field Using PEAQ
  • Effects of Wheel Traffic on Alfalfa Yield
  • Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands
  • Soybean Replant Decisions
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • Standing Alfalfa Pricing App
  • Events: EIDL and PPP webinar, Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat

May 4, 2020 Email Newsletter

  • Managing the Surplus webinar resources
  • April Dairy Situation & Outlook
  • Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation & Outlook Podcast
  • 2020 Considerations for Cover Crop Termination
  • Transitioning a Cover Crop into a Cash Grain Crop
  • Pest Management Fast Facts
  • Seed Placed Starter
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan
  • Navigating Farm Support Programs During COVID-19
  • Extension COVID-19 Agriculture-Related Resources
  • Events: Managing the Surplus, Farm Management Through a Crisis, Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat

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2020 Ag Newsletters

March 2020 Newsletter

  • Spring is in the Air
  • Managing Your Winter Rye Cover Crop as a Forage
  • Cover Crop Trade-offs in Your Dairy Forage Rotation
  • 2020 Wisconsin Regional Waterhemp Workshop
  • Hay Market Report 2.24.2020
  • Are You Maximizing Your Reproductive Program

**Please check with sponsoring entities if events are being held before traveling.**

February 2020 Newsletter

  • Stay Connected
  • ARC/PLC Resources-Sign Up by March 15, 2020
  • Factors Impacting the Success of Transferring Management
  • Tile Drainage Design & Water Management Workshop
  • Hay Market Report 1.13.2020
  • Save the Date: Pesticide Applicator Training

January 2020 Newsletter

  • Happy New Year
  • Udder Cloth Towel Management
  • Herbicide Comparison for Residual Waterhemp Control in Corn
  • 2020 Wisconsin Farm & Home Award Applications
  • Hay Market Report 12.23.2019
  • Save the Date: Pesticide Applicator Training

2019 Ag Newsletters

December 2019 Newsletter

  • Strategic Planning-Three Simple Questions
  • Transporting Cattle & Cold Weather
  • Organizing Your Financial Information for Farm Succession
  • Proper Ventilation Crucial for Healthy Calves
  • Save the Date: Building our Dairy Future: Robotic Milking Systems Performance & Efficiency

November 2019 Newsletter

  • Thanks-giving & Meeting Season
  • Training Dairy Farm Workers
  • Respiratory Health with Dusty and Moldy Grain
  • Full Storage, Frozen Fields, and Mud: What Are The Options?
  • SnapPlus Training
  • High Moisture Shelled Corn App
  • Hay Market Report – 11.12.19
  • Farmer to Farmer – Forage & Corn List

October 2019 Newsletter

  • Introducing Joe Zimbric
  • Harvesting and Managing Late-Planted Corn Silage
  • Dairy Business Tactics for Success
  • SilageSnap – Kernal Processing Score App
  • Corn Silage Pricing App
  • Hay Market Report – 9.23.19
  • Farmer to Farmer – Forage & Corn List

September 2019 Newsletter

  • New faces to the FDL Extension Ag Team
  • Make Sure Your Kernal Processor is Doing Its Job
  • Adjusting Corn Silage Contracts for 2019
  • An App Makes It A Snap!
  • Corn Silage Dry Down Days 2019
  • Farmer to Farmer – Forage & Corn List

May 2019 Newsletter

  • Farmer to Farmer – Forage & Corn List
  • Pricing 2019 Standing Alfalfa
  • An App Makes It A Snap
  • When Do I Cut? Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality
  • May 13, 2019 Hay Market Report
  • Estimating Alfalfa RFV in the Field Using PEAQ
  • Managing During Stressful Times

January 2019 Newsletter

  • Farmer to Farmer – Forage & Corn List
  • Market Reality, Stress & Grief
  • High Points of the New Farm Bill for Dairy Farmers
  • Pesticide Applicators Training
  • 5 Steps to Financial Troubleshooting the Dairy Business
  • Winter Grazing Meeting

2018 Ag Newsletters

2018 December Newsletter

  • This Thing Called Debt-A Value or Danger
  • 10 Key Management Opportunities with Low Margins
  • December 10 Hay Market Report
  • Smart-dressed Calves Thrive in Cold Weather

2018 November Newsletter

  • E. coli-A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis
  • Sound Advice Can Help Prevent Costly Traps When Facing Financial Distress
  • November 12, 2018 Hay Market Report
  • Do’s & Don’ts When Facing Financial Difficulty

2018 October Newsletter

  • October 8, 2018 Hay Market Report
  • Fond du lac County Farmer Soil Health Meeting
  • Changes in the Face of UW-Extension Crops & Soils Program
  • Identifying Signs of Stress in Farm Families
  • 2018 Crop Land Rental Rate Survey

2018 August Ag Newsletter

  • Let Whole Plant Moisture Guide Your Corn Silage Harvest
  • Make Sure Your Kernel Processor is Doing Its Job
  • Pricing Wet Corn? UW-Extension Has An App For That!

2018 May Ag Newsletter

  • Biofilms-Your Biological Foe
  • Fond du Lac County Soil Health Farmer Group
  • Revised Dairy MPP Enrollment-May 30
  • Pricing 2018 Standing Alfalfa
  • An App Makes It A Snap
  • When Do I Cut?  Predicting Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality
  • What Bugs You?  Integrating Pest Management into the Home Landscape
  • Estimating Alfalfa RFV in the Field Using PEAQ
  • Low Margin Price Herd Health Do’s & Don’ts
  • June 15th Deadline for Cover Crop Incentive  Program

2018 April Ag Newsletter

  • Revised Dairy MPP Enrollment Open
  • Feeding Strategies During Challenging Times
  • Soybean Planting Dates & Maturity Group Considerations Moving into 2018
  • Assessing Winter Damage to Alfalfa
  • UW-Extension Hay Market Report-April 9
  • Wheat Stand Assessment
  • From the Desk of Dr. Loretta
  • When Do I Cut?  Predicting Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality

2018 March Ag Newsletter

  • Wisconsin Online Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast
  • Farm Succession:  Gradual Transition of Management to the Next Generation
  • Mastitis Influences More Than Milk Quality
  • Keep Stored Grain Cool During Spring & Summer
  • From the Desk of Dr. Loretta
  • Calendar
  • Flyer: Dodge Co Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Crop Incentive Program
  • Flyer: Spring Grazing Conference
  • Flyer: Heart of the Farm

2018 February Ag Newsletter

  • Extension Hay Report
  • Managing the Bottom Line
  • Corn Cost of Production Inseminates for 2008
  • Bilingual Ag Chemical Safety Video Series
  • Getting it Right!  Tips for Transferring the Farm
  • Calendar
  • Flyer: Tile Drainage on Agriculture Lands
  • Flyer: 8th Annual WI Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference
  • Survey: Dodge & Fond du Lac Counties Land Rental Rate Survey
  • Flyer: Repro Insight
  • Flyer: Youth Tractor Safety Certification Course

2018 January Ag Newsletter

  • Extension Hay Report
  • How Does Your Farm Stack Up?
  • Selective Dry Cow Therapy:  Could It Work on Your Dairy Farm?
  • Dairy Sense:  Foot Bath Management
  • Wisconsin State Fair Century & Sesquicentennial Farm
  • Calendar
  • Flyer: Annual CAFO Update
  • Flyer: Dodge County Healthy Soli-Healthy Water:  Cover Crops How & Why
  • Flyer: Cultivating Your Future: Estate Planning
  • Flyer: Cultivating Your Future:  Retirement Planning
  • Flyer: Cattle Feeder Clinic

2017 Ag Newsletters

2017 December Ag Newsletter

  • Calf Bedding Materials for Winter
  • Do You Have Enough Bedding?
  • How Much Feed Do I Have?
  • Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin
  • Hay Auction Report
  • Calendar
  • Flier:  Wrap Up Safety for Christmas
  • Flier:  2018 Agronomy Update Meeting
  • Flier:  Cultivating Your Farm Business’s Future
  • Flier:  Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Training
  • Flier:  Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times
  • Flier:  Calf InSight:  Are Automated Feeders in Yur Future?
  • Flier:  Pesticide Applicator Training with Simultaneous Spanish

2017 November Ag Newsletter

  • Is Your Feed Cost Per Hundredweight Less Than $10?
  • Doing it Right:  Proper Foot Wrap Application
  • Soil, Water, Nutrient Management Registration Open
  • Fond du Lac County Holstein Association Updates
  • 2017 Dairy Forage Day Registration Open
  • 2018 Agronomy Update Meeting-Register Now
  • Calendar
  • Flier:  2017 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meeting
  • Flier:  2017 Dairy Forage Day
  • Flier:  Better Heifers, Better Cows
  • Flier:  2018 Agronomy Update Meeting

2017 October Ag Newsletter

  • Top 10 Farm Safety Tips
  • 2017 Pest Management Update Meeting
  • Report a Pigweed
  • Non-Enclosed Manure Storage Safety Tips
  • The Ideal Footbath
  • ROAD to Farm Success
  • Fond du Lac County Holstein Updates
  • Calendar
  • Flier:  Pest Management Update Meeting
  • Flier:  Intro To SNAP+ Training

2017 May Ag Newsletter

  • Maximize Milking Technician’s Effectiveness
  • What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017
  • Hay Market Price Report
  • Assessing Alfalfa Winter Damage
  • Promote Public Access & Receive Incentives
  • Black Cutworm Update
  • Calendar

2017 January Ag Newsletter

  • Five Myths Surrounding the VFD
  • Managing Dairy Heifers During the Winter Months
  • Winter Weather: No Wonderland for Alfalfa
  • Farmers Needed: Find out How You Can Help with Soil & Water Health
  • Hay Price Report
  • Tractor Rollbar Rebates Available
  • Calendar

2016 Ag Newsletters

2015 Ag Newsletters


Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter

The Dairy Partner / El Compañero is a bimonthly newsletter geared towards dairy farm employees. The newsletter articles are written by UW-Madison Division of Extension agriculture agents and state specialists and are available in both English and Spanish. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information directly to farm employees to help them improve their dairy cattle knowledge, maintain farm safety, and improve their way of life.

For more information and to view the latest newsletter, please visit http://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/dairypartnerelcompanero.

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