Farm Technology Days Grants and Scholarships
Proceeds from the Outagamie County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be awarded in two forms — grants and scholarships. The purpose is to provide funding opportunities for new programs, program development, or enhancing existing programs related to: community awareness and importance of agriculture, agriculture and/or youth in Outagamie County. Also, scholarships for post-secondary students in agriculture related programs at post-secondary institutions in Wisconsin will be made available. Deadline for scholarship and grand applications was March 1, 2013.
Find answers to your drought-related questions as well as many useful links to assistance programs and contacts.
Dealing with Drought in Outagamie County
Market Situation and Outlook
Grain Marketing Trends (pdf)
prepared August 2012, Brenda L. Boetel, UW-River Falls, Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist
Latest Agricultural News
November, 2012 – Results of the 2012 Shredlage Feeding Trial (ppt), Luiz Ferraretto and Randy Shaver, Dairy Science Department, UW Madison
January 12, 2012 – Evaluating Twin–Row Corn Silage Production
Many farmers don’t realize that most of the USDA conservation programs are open for sign-up at any time, continuously, not just for a few weeks each year. The programs offered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are listed on the attached NRCS Year Round -Sign Up – and are open year-round for applications.
12-17-11: Organic, Energy and High Tunnels Offered through USDA Special Initiative – including : On-Farm Energy Initiative and Organic Initiative
Visit the www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov website for more information on how to apply for these initiatives. Landowners in Outagamie County can sign up at the Appleton Service Center, 3369 West Brewster Street, Appleton; phone 920-733-1575, Extension 3.