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Marquette County Barn Quilt Block Contest 2014 County Fair, July 9-13th

Marquette County Barn Quilt Block Contest 2014 County Fair, July 9-13th

The Marquette County Barn Quilt and Hidden History Murals (BQHHM) committee is offering a Barn Quilt Block Contest during the 2014 Marquette County Fair.

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Custom Rate Guide 2013 now available

Custom Rate Guide 2013 now available

The 2013 NASS Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide has been released.

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Water and Soil Testing Services

Water and Soil Testing Services

The UW-Extension Office offers two different types of testing. The first one is for your drinking water and the second is soil sampling. The prices for both of these are now available online

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4-H 2013-2014 Project Guide Available Online

4-H 2013-2014 Project Guide Available Online

The updated Marquette Co. 2013-14 4-H Project Guide is now available online.   Contact your local 4-H Club to enroll.  If you have any questions, contact Christa Van Treeck, 4-H Youth Development Educator at 608-297-3141.

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4-H Food Stand Manager and Assistant Manager Needed

The Marquette County 4-H Leaders Association is now taking applications for food stand  manager.  The food stand manager would be responsible for operating the 4-H food stand at the Marquette County Fair, July 9-13 and must be available to the food stand during those times.  Manager is responsible for set-up, preparation, final clean-up, and proper […]

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Cold Weather Guidelines for Farmers

For your human workers – on a day like today frost bite can occur within 10 minutes to exposed skin.  Faster if skin is wet!  Stay warm, be prepared, wear layers, and be safe.  The most vulnerable are the sick, elderly, and young so pay careful attention to them. For your animals the same rules […]

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January 2014 Central Wisconsin Agriculture Newsletter

The January edition of the Central Wisconsin Agriculture Newsletter has been released.  Inside you will find descriptions & dates for upcoming programs for January through March.  Programs include: Nutrient Management training, Pesticide Applicator Training, UW-Extension and Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Grower Education Conference, Horse Care, Focus on Goats Conference, Heifers the Next Generation, Annual CAFO […]

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Livestock Owners Pay Careful Attention to Animals During Cold Weather

Livestock Owners Pay Careful Attention to Animals During Cold Weather

January 3, 2014- Weather forecasts are predicting some very cold weather for the weekend.  Livestock owners should pay special attention to their animals this weekend and through next week.  Pay attention to calves as they are more susceptible to the cold than mature animals.  If possible, provide extra dry bedding this weekend to help protect […]

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Master Gardener Fruit Tree Sale

Master Gardener Fruit Tree Sale

It’s that time of year again-time to make your selections from the Marquette County Thyme Shares Master Gardener Fruit Tree Sale.  Asparagus & strawberry plants available in addition to the fruit trees.  For more information and to obtain an order form, please view the Tree Sale 2014 Order Form (pdf, 636 KB, 4 pg.)

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Century & Sesquicentennial Farm Applications

In celebration of Wisconsin’s agricultural heritage, long-time farm and home owners are encouraged to register for a Sesquicentennial or Century Farm and Home Award. To qualify for the award, the farm or home, in whole or in part, must have been in continuous family ownership in the state of Wisconsin for the past 150 or 100 years. Title of century […]

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Parent Pact

Parent Pact

The PARENT PACT is a handy, colorful 2-page guide about house rules for parents of teens and tweens. Guidelines about alcohol, bullying, weapons, cellphone and Internet use, and much more. Conversation starters to use with other parents when your children and their friends are at each other’s houses. Developed by the Marquette County Parent Information Exchange(PIE). and endorsed by many community […]

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Reproducing Profitability Workshops

Reproducing Profitability Workshops

Are a dairy producer, veterinarian, or consultant interested in learning about the latest innovations in dairy reproductive practices to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability? If so make plans to attend a University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Reproducing Profitability Workshop in November. These solution-oriented workshops provide you with practical ideas ready to be applied on a farm. UW-Extension/Madison […]

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Farmer to Farmer Website Links Buyers & Sellers

A cooler and wetter than normal 2013 spring has resulted in delayed planting for many of Wisconsin’s corn growers.  Average first frost dates will leave some corn fields not physiologically mature and a crop still high in moisture.  Those late planted acres may serve the dairy & livestock industry well, utilizing late planted acres as […]

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Information on “Ergot”

“We have had a report of ergot in pastures.  This is not unexpected with the cool, wet spring we had.  This can be toxic to cattle, sheep, and horses.  Read about  Ergot and alert animal owners with pasture to be watchful.” For more information, go to: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wbic/2013/07/30/farmers-urged-to-check-pastures-for-presence-of-ergot/

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