Agriculture Economic Report Now Available!

Family-owned farms, food processors, and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity for Fond du Lac County while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Find out how Agriculture benefits Fond du Lac County.

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Managing the Surplus: Management Strategies for Reducing Milk Production

The current COVID-19 situation with supply chain disruption and reduced demand for products has caused excess product to build up at some local dairy processing plants. To reduce milk supply earlier this month, some dairy producers have been instructed to reduce milk shipped with some feeding excess milk to calves, heifers, and lactating cows, or […]

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Dry Cow Management Three Part Webinar Series

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension will offer a program for agribusiness professionals to provide information about best practices during the dry/transition period. The program will be offered as a three-part webinar series on Thursdays, May 28, June 4, and June 11, 2020. The transition from late gestation to early lactation is challenging for […]

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Looking Ahead for Dairy Webinar-May 21

Over the last couple months, the dairy industry has experienced increased turmoil.   We’ve heard about milk being dumped, grocery stores limiting milk purchases, dairy markets sliding, and processors asking farms for continued reduced milk production.  What is going on and what can we do to get through this? “Looking Ahead for Dairy” is the fifth webinar […]

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Weekly Ag Email Newsletter Now Available

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has moved our newsletter to your email! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. FDL County Ag Updates contains timely news for Dairy, Crops, Farm Management, Helpful Apps, and Upcoming Events. Need to catch up on previous newsletters? […]

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Considerations for Land Spreading Milk

With milk prices plunging lower and demand for dairy products declining because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some dairy processors do not have the storage capacity to take delivery of milk. As a result, some farms, including within Fond du Lac County, have been forced to dump milk into their manure storage facilities. There are several […]

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Office Operations March 2020

As a Division of UW-Madison, Extension is following the lead of UW-Madison leadership in responding to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, in conjunction with public health and county officials. The latest guidance from UW-Madison and local government is to limit on-site work in addition to postponing events. This guidance is in reaction to a worldwide event […]

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March and April 2020 Cancellations

As you may be aware, Extension along with the UW-Madison community and our county have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Due to the possibility and risk of infection, we are requiring our volunteer clubs and associations to cancel or postpone upcoming events that: Expect to draw more than […]

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Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Orientation Meeting Cancelled

 **CANCELLED**CANCELLED**CANCELLED Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Orientation Meeting Monday, March 16, 2020 **CANCELLED** As you may be aware, Extension along with the UW-Madison community, UW-Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus, and our county, have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus COVID-19. At this point in time, UW- Madison Extension […]

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Youth Tractor Safety Certification – Register by March 7

Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification March 14, 21, 28, & April 4 | 9am – 3pm | Campbellsport High School and Addison Town Hall $40.00 Course Fee Designed for youth ages 14-15 who need the federal certificate for employment on farms, youth ages 12-15 who will be operating tractors or self-propelled farm machinery on […]

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