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UW-Madison Division of Extension: Checking Your Free Credit Report

Federal law allows individuals to get a free copy of their credit report every 12 months from the three major credit reporting bureaus – TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. The annual free reports were put in place so that individuals can make sure the information on all their credit reports is correct and up to date. […]

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Sabor a Mexico Food Stand

This weekend the Sabor, a Mexico festival took place in Fond du Lac. One of the food stands at the event was organized and staffed by a leader of Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac and an entrepreneur that had worked with Extension a few years ago. In 2019, he attended a series of workshops […]

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HUE (Human Understanding and Engagement)

Amanda Miller is participating in HUE (Human Understanding and Engagement) Life, 5 part workshop designed to enhance facilitation skills that can be used to work collaboratively with community partners during meetings and/or teaching participants during classes. There are many facilitation tips and tricks, but what makes this training unique is that it is provided by […]

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Let whole corn plant moisture guide your harvest

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, or bunker and piles. Determining whole plant moisture prior to harvest is one management practice […]

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New Afterschool 4-H Clubs: LEGO Club and Visual Arts Club

New in the 2021-2022 4-H year the Fond du Lac County 4-H program will be offering two new clubs: LEGO Club and Tri-County Visual Arts Afterschool Club. Each club will have a focus on the special interest it is named after. Each club meets monthly and will have different opportunities for the youth to learn […]

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New Idea for Your Farm? Attend Grant-Writing Webinar for Farmers

Are you interested in trying out a new idea on your farm? Have you thought about applying for a grant but weren’t sure where to start? On Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7 UW-Madison Extension will host a 2-part webinar to introduce farmers and agricultural professionals to grant opportunities in agriculture. On October 6, […]

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Buying and Selling Corn Silage: What’s a Fair Price?

Pricing corn silage is a difficult decision because it often comes at a time when the emotions of sellers and buyers are high. The seller has the opportunity to sell a corn field for either silage or grain and incorporate the fertilizer value of the stover back into the field. The buyer has the opportunity […]

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Maximizing Corn Silage Yield and Quality

Corn silage is unique compared to other multi-cut forage systems, such as alfalfa, as there is only one opportunity to harvest the crop annually. Therefore, farmers, agronomists, and agricultural professionals must diligently monitor corn silage acres to identify the optimal harvest time to maximize forage yield and quality, as well as to ensure the proper […]

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corn silage moisture results

Corn Silage Moisture Results for August 24

August 24 Corn Silage Dry Down Results Thirty (30) samples were submitted to UW-Marshfield Soils and Forage Laboratory for analysis on August 24, 2021 with overall moisture approximately 68.49% to 75.60%. 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 […]

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Bringing Trauma Informed Care Practices into Nutrition Education

The Fond du Lac and Sheboygan County FoodWIse team is currently participating in a workshop series called “Around the Table.” Although on the surface it may appear to be a nutrition education curriculum, it also brings to the forefront trauma-informed and resiliency approaches. It is designed to build food, nutrition, cooking literacy, while also integrating […]

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