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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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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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Lessons Learned from Irish Dairying

Ireland has a rich dairy industry, making up nearly 40 percent of its total agricultural economy.  Irish farmers utilize a heavy grass-based system that promotes animal well-being, low-inputs, and increased milk components. With a country two times smaller than Wisconsin, the dairy industry processes nearly 7 billion liters of milk annual, supplied by 18,000 family […]

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Mission Possible: Motivational Interviewing for Moving Farm Families Forward

Motivational interviewing encourages one to help individuals discover their interest in change and making a change in their lives, farm business, and/or production practices.  It is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change.  It is designed for a consultant or service provider to explore the farmers’ own reasons […]

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Registration Open for Pest Management Update Meeting – Nov 7

Pest Management Update Meeting Thursday, November 7, 2019 |  9 am—12 pm Fond du Lac Campus, UW-Oshkosh | 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac | Room UC-113/114 Presentations on pest management information for Wisconsin field and forage crops. Speakers are Mark Renz and Rodrigo Werle, weed scientists, Damon Smith, plant pathologist, and Bryan Jensen, entomologist. 3.0 […]

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Market Livestock Committee Applications Due September 15

Each year the Fair Board accepts applications for new Livestock Committee members. If you have an interest in serving on the Market Livestock Committee, please complete the application below, and return it to the Fond du Lac County Agricultural Society, PO Box 1466, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1466 by September 15. MLP Committee Member Application Livestock […]

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Dairy Bowl Workshop-Saturday, October 12

Calling all dairy project members! Want to learn more about Dairy Quiz Bowl and the Junior Holstein Association? Join us on Saturday, October 12, 11 am to 1pm at Extension Fond du Lac County in room AE-205/206 to find out what quiz bowl is and how it works! Pizza, drinks, and fun will be available! […]

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2019 Corn Silage Dry Down Days

Let Whole Plant Moisture Be Your Guide to Harvest Time! 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. Determining whole plant moisture prior […]

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Grain Dryer Tune-Up Offering

Dry your grain more energy efficiently Starting August 1, 2019, FOCUS ON ENERGY® will provide $150 per grain dryer tuned up to help you dry your grain more energy efficiently. By tuning up your grain dryer, you could see improved control, less downtime and a return on your investment less than halfway through the drying […]

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