2019 Corn Silage Dry Down Days

Let Whole Plant Moisture Be Your Guide to Harvest Time! The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture. This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos. Determining whole plant moisture prior […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage(DMC) Program

Sign-up period for the new USDA-FSA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC program) begins June 17th. Looking for resources and strategies for your farm? Join County FSA Executive Director Jacob Vande Berg on Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 pm in Room AE-205/206 of Extension Fond du Lac County to learn more about the program and resources to […]

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Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down Days

10 am to 12 noon | Country Visions Cooperative | 457 W 11th Street, Fond du Lac Tuesday, August 28  Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab Tuesday, September 4  Same day results with on-site moisture test with Dairyland Labs Tuesday, September 11  Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab No […]

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Dairy Grazing Profitability Pasture Walk

Wisconsin Farmers Union, Glacierland RC&D, Organic Valley, Fond du Lac County Land and Water, & the Floods are hosting a Pasture Walk at Dan & Wendy Flood’s Organic Dairy Farm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Floods practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their organic dairy herd.  They graze 80 […]


Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day

Landowners in the Green Lake area have a lot to be proud of. That is what a multi-organizational group representing farmers, shoreline owners, and the public plans to highlight at the free Conservation Field Day on Saturday, August 26 at the Wilke Farm on Prairie Road in Ripon from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come […]

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November 2016 Dairy Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s November 2016 Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  Also, for a video podcast including Dr. Bob Cropp and Dr. Mark Stephenson discussing the  Dairy Situation & Outlook, please visit Program on Dairy Markets & Policy. Below are sections of that report: As of now it looks like the Class III price […]