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Farm Management Update

Farm Management Update

May 2, 9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, Kimberly AGENDA 9:15 a.m. Registration, milk, coffee, juice, and rolls 9:45 a.m. “Milk and Grain Market Updates”What  are the market forces and the impact on farmers? – Robin Schmahl,  Ag Dairy LLC 10:30 a.m. “Farm Tax and Law Update” Estate, Long Term Care and Depreciation – […]

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2013 County Needs Assessment Findings

2013 County Needs Assessment Findings

Calumet and Outagamie Counties have completed their 2013 Needs Assessment. This information will be permanently located under the tab “Your County Extension”.

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Rent Smart – A Tenant Training Program

Rent Smart – A Tenant Training Program

Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing to get and keep decent housing. The program is specifically designed to help persons who have never rented or are having difficulty obtaining rental housing.  This difficulty may arise from lack of experience, poor rental history, poor credit history, or other issues.  For […]

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14th Annual Master Gardener’s Plant Sale

14th Annual Master Gardener’s Plant Sale

The Outagamie County Master Gardener’s Association is planning their annual plant sale for May 17, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Outagamie County UW-Extension offices, 3365 West Brewster Street in Appleton.  Visit  http://ocmga.net/ for more information on the Outagamie County Master Gardeners.

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2014 Tractor and Machinery Certification Course for Youth

2014 Tractor and Machinery Certification Course for Youth

Sign up today for Tractor Safety Certification Class for youth ages 12 to 15; Monday to Thursday, June 17 to 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Friday, June 21 is testing day). Tractor and Machinery Certification is mandated by Federal legislation for any youth 14-15 years old working on a farm not owned or operated by the youth’s parents or legal guardians and who are operating tractors over 20 PTO horsepower and/or certain farm equipment. In Wisconsin, any farm youth under the age of 16 are prohibited from operating agricultural machinery on public roads unless they have completed a Tractor and Machinery Certification Course. A law signed by the Governor in 1998 sets a lower age limit at youth 12 years of age to become certified in tractor and machinery operation.

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Breakfast on the Farm

Breakfast on the Farm

Come join us on June 15 at the Strey Farms, W8258 Spring Road, Hortonville for 2014 Breakfast on the Farm!

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Alfalfa Scissors Clip

Alfalfa Scissors Clip  Scissors cut information will be available on the Outagamie County UW-Extension Alfalfa Scissors Clip Hotline – 832-4769 or at www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/scissorsclip for the scissors results.  This will begin in mid May 2014 and be taken each Monday and Thursday until first crop harvest.  The results will be available on Tuesday and Friday. Special […]

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2014 Conservation Tree & Shrub Sale

2014 Conservation Tree & Shrub Sale

How much are your trees worth? Most likely more than you think. Homeowners invest a lot of time, care, and money into landscaping their property, expecting beauty and shade in return. But the unexpected “return” on that investment is that trees have monetary value as well. When you stop to consider that landscaping can be worth up to 20 percent of your home’s total property value, you’ll understand why it’s worthwhile to protect the investment you’ve made in your greenery.

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Wisconsin’s Pickle Bill

Wisconsin’s Pickle Bill

To process most foods in Wisconsin for sale, you must be licensed. This requirement provides assurance to you and your customers that the food that you process is safe and wholesome. A law passed in 2009, Wisconsin Act 101 (the Pickle Bill), allows you to sell some home-canned foods without a license under certain circumstances.

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Rural Health Initiative

Rural Health Initiative

The Rural Health Initiative is a non-profit program designed to address growing concerns regarding health and safety issues facing today’s farm families. At the center of this program is a Rural Health Coordinator who makes “house” calls to interested farm families to provide health information, education, referrals to area services and, most importantly, lends a […]

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VPA – Private Lands Leased for Public Access

VPA – Private Lands Leased for Public Access

Voluntary Public Access (VPA) is a program offered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that provides financial incentives to private landowners who open their property to public hunting, fishing , trapping and wildlife observation.  For more information:  Voluntary Public Access Brochure, VPA Press Release, VPA Results Narrative 2011. Additional information is also available at the […]

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Outagamie County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Statement

Outagamie County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Statement

2011 Agriculture — Working every day for Wisconsin Agriculture works hard for Outagamie County every day.  Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Outagamie County is among the top 10 dairy producing counties in the state […]

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Think Safety When Buying and Handling Fresh Produce

Think Safety When Buying and Handling Fresh Produce

During summer and fall, garden baskets, market stands and grocery shelves fill with fresh fruits and vegetables.  These fruits and vegetables are recognized as important components of a healthy diet because they are sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.  But because fruits and vegetables are grown in a natural environment, they can become contaminated […]

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