UW-Extension Fond du Lac County aims to make Fond du Lac County agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources.

Farm Bill ARC/PLC Informational Meeting

UW-Madison Extension will be offering a Farm Bill ARC/PLC informational meeting on January 24th, 10:00 AM on the UW-Oshkosh at Fond du Lac campus in room AE 205-206. The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced signup is underway for the PLC and ARC Program election. The FSA offices administer the program signup and have announced […]

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Robotics Meeting Registration Deadline is Monday!

Building Our Dairy Future: Robotics Milking Systems Performance & Efficiency AMS FACILITY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS – Jouni Pitkäranta, Architect, 4dbarn ECONOMICS OF AUTOMATIC MILKING & USER EXPERIENCES – Jim Salfer, Regional Dairy Educator, University of Minnesota Extension LABOR EFFICIENCY IN AMS BARNS – Jouni Pitkäranta, Architect, 4dbarn ROBOTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UNKNOWN – Panelists: […]

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From Field to Barn

January 2020 Ag Newsletter Available

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

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From Field to Barn

December 2019 Ag Newsletter Available!

The December 2019 Ag Newsletter is now available! Click the link above for the following articles: 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 Additional Links and attachments […]

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Registration is Open for January 7, 2020 Agronomy Update Meeting

The January 7, 2020 Agronomy Update in Fond du Lac hosts UW-Madison Agronomists Joe Lauer and Shawn Conley to discuss the following topics: CORN Post-mortem of the 2019 corn planting season Variability of the 2019 trials and what it means for selecting hybrids Corn nutrient uptake during grain filling The corn stover project SOYBEANS & […]

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Register for Beef Quality Assurance Certification

Why become BQA Certified? Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence by offering training in proper management techniques and by a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. Effective January 1, 2019, several large packers and processors will only purchase from BQA or Dairy FARM certified farms. Buyers […]

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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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From Field to Barn

November 2019 Ag Newsletter Available

The November 2019 Ag Newsletter is now available! Click the link above for the following articles: 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 […]

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October 14 Hay Market Report

The October 14 University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Team Forage Hay Market Demand and Price Report is now online! Hay prices remain strong for top quality hay. Hay supplies remain tight with a good supply of lower quality hay. Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are steady to strong this […]

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October Newsletter Available!

The October 2019 Fond du Lac County Agriculture Extension Newsletter is now available! Check it out for the following articles: Introducing Joe Zimbric (Crops & Soils Educator for FDL and Dodge Counties) Harvesting and Managing Late-Planted Corn Silage Dairy Business Tactics for Success SilageSnap – Kernal Processing Score App Corn Silage Pricing App Hay Market Report […]

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