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February 2020 Newsletter Available

The February 2020 Ag Newsletter is now available! Click the link above for the following articles: 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 Additional Links and attachments included this […]


Register for the 2019 Dairy-Forage Day

Registration is open for the Fond du Lac County Forage Council & UW-Madison Extension annual Dairy-Forage Day. The agenda includes lunch and the following speakers: John Goeser, Research and Innovation Director of Animal Nutrition, Rock River Laboratories and UW-Madison Dairy Science Adjunct Professor “Optimizing nutrition programs after winter and tumultuous growing seasons” Wyatt Smith, Dairy Specialist, VitaPlus […]

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Welcome Joe!

The Extension Fond du Lac County office welcomes Joe Zimbric as the new Crops & Soils Agent! Joe recently completed his MS degree in agronomy at UW-Madison where his research focused on optimizing the forage and grain production of a perennial wheat species called Kernza. In addition Joe has evaluated several problematic weed species for […]


A New Crops and Soils Agent has Arrived

Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing joined the UW-Extension Fond du Lac as the Crops & Soils Area Agent in June 2016.  Her appointment is a 50:50 shared appointment with UW-Extension Dodge County providing educational outreach, opportunities and support in the areas of agronomic and horticultural crop systems. Loretta’s long agricultural career includes working in academia, industry, government, and […]

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Local Options Map for IoH and Ag CMV

The 2016 Local Options Map is now available at  By zooming in, you can acquire road-level data. The latest IoH legislation is 2015 Act 232, effective March 3, 2016.  The permit application has been updated on the WisDOT website at

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Private Pesticide Applicators Training (PAT)

Fond du Lac County will be hosting three sessions for Pesticide Applicators Training.  Each session will be held 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at UW-Extension Fond du Lac County.  The dates will be: Tuesday, February 9         Tuesday, February 23                         […]


Moving Forward-Farm Succession, Retirement & Estate Planning Series

Farmers make decisions every day to improve their farm business and provide their family with a home and lifestyle.  Have you planned for your family and the farm’s long term sustainability? Farm succession from one generation to the next can be overwhelming for families when added to the daily decisions necessary to run the farm.  […]


Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30 x 20 Grants Now Available

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) are seeking applications for the next round of Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30 x 20 producer grants.  The Grow Wisconsin Dairy Grant is a flexible grant available to producers to facilitate operational changes, improve profitability, and increase efficiency. The Grow Wisconsin Grant strives to improve the […]


Pest Management Update-November 16

Mark your calendars for the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings scheduled for November 16 at UW-Extension Fond du Lac County. This year’s program follows the new format established in the 2014 series, with more interaction between presenters and the audience, and participation by Bryan Jensen and Dan Heider with the University of Wisconsin […]