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Meet Your Local Agriculture Agents/Conozca a sus agentes agrícolas locales

Due to the technological advances and the ever changing world of agriculture, producers and agribusiness clientele are becoming more specialized with a need for more detailed information.  UW-Extension staff needed to accommodate growers and agribusiness needs in order to deliver quality, educational programming.  Therefore, seven counties in central Wisconsin formed the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization […]

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Llama & Alpaca Resources

Check out the llama and alpaca resources in the links at the right of this page. Know a good educational resource for raising llamas or alpacas?  Feel free to make a suggestion to Lyssa at 608-297-3141.

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Raising Rabbits for Meat

Raising rabbits for meat can be a enjoyable enterprise for the whole family.  Check out the resource menu on the right of this page for great places to look for information on raising rabbits (you might need to scroll down).

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Best Practices to Increase Your Lamb Crop

The Lamb Resource Center has recently released a series of factsheets on practices that can help you increase your lamb crop.  These simple practices can help you make the most of your flock.  While geared for the sheep industry, many of these practices could apply to goat herds as well.

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Goat Education

Are you interested in goat education?  We just recently made a Goat Education by UW-Extension group on Facebook so you can help us learn what your educational needs are and keep connected with what programs are coming up.  

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OSHA Recordkeeping

Do you have over 10 farm employees?  If you answered yes, you might want to check out the OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement Webinar Recording on the Ag Safety website.  According to Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety Specialist, “This information would apply to any ag operation that fall under the OSHA 1928 Agricultural standards. OSHA can only enforce on […]


Gas Monitors

With the recent manure gas incident in Wisconsin, there has been increased interest in safety around manure handling equipment.  Below is an informational article on gas monitors. Provided by UW Extension Farm Safety Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas Investing in a gas monitor – Which one should I buy? Recent incidents with loss of life – human […]

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Getting the Upper Hand on Cattle Prices

Volatility in the cattle market leaves a lot of unknowns for cattle farmers.  You can start to evaluate where the market is going at BeefBasis, a website developed in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency, Kansas State University, and Custom Ag Solutions.  The forecasting section is especially useful for projecting into the future where […]

Simmental cow-calf pair on pasture. Calf is nursing on dam.

Marketing Cattle

Thinking through HOW you are going to be marketing your cattle and not just when you are going to be marketing can seem like a big chore.  Time spent analyzing how your current marketing is going is time well spent as there are likely many opportunities to improve the price you are receiving for your […]