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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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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Farm Families & the Affordable Care Act Webinar Recording

Tuesday, December 3, Marquette County UW-Extension hosted a webinar overview of what the Affordable Care Act means for farms, both as small employers and the self-employed.  Some of the topics covered included: How the Affordable Care Act has changed our health insurance system A look at the costs for farm families looking to purchase their own […]

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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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Wild Cucumber

Have you been noticing a bright green vine that has been climbing up trees and fencelines this summer?  What you are seeing is Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata), a member of the Cucurbitaceae family which includes cucumbers, squash, and melons.  Wild cucumber is a native plant of Wisconsin and most of North America.  Additional information on […]

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Drought-related Websites

Wisconsin Emergency Management’s one-stop place for information related to all aspects of the drought. http://ready.wi.gov/ Farmer to Farmer – at this online marketplace, farmers in short supply of hay, forage and corn supplies can get help. There’s also a new feature to help drought-stricken farmers move their livestock to literally greener pastures. http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/ UW-Extension Drought […]

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