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Tar Spot

What is Tar Spot? Tar spot is a common, visually distinctive and primarily cosmetic fungal leaf spot disease.  While tar spot can affect many species of maple including big leaf, mountain, red, Rocky mountain, sugar, and sycamore maple, in Wisconsin, this disease most commonly affects silver maple.  Boxelder (also known as ash-leaved maple), willow and […]

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Corn Silage Drydown Events

The Outagamie Forage Council/Midwest Forage Association in partnership with UW-Extension Outagamie County and Fox Valley Technical College will sponsor four 2017 Corn Silage Drydown events. Farmers, agronomists and professional consultants should bring 4-5 stalks from each field for testing. Dates and locations are listed below. Samples will be tested on a first come, first serve […]

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NRCS Announces funding opportunities for Landowners & Agricultural Producers under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Farmers and forest land owners interested in EQIP funding must apply by October 20, 2017, for funding in 2018. Applications are now being taken at all USDA Service Centers in Wisconsin. EQIP is the primary program available to farmers for farm and woodland conservation work, offering payments for over 110 basic conservation practices.  All eligible […]

Brat on a bbq fork

Fourth Annual Meat Processing Contest

On October 19 and 26 of 2017, Outagamie County will have its fourth annual meat processing contest. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in making and packaging brats. All 4-H youth (no Cloverbuds) and FFA youth are eligible to participate. Youth do not need to have any prior experience with livestock. This will count […]

One large black cow and a smaller brown calf

Outagamie County to Host Summer Beef Meeting

The UW-Extension Beef and Livestock Teams will be presenting the summer beef meeting August 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm, hosted by the Oneida Nation Farms.     The meeting is for: • Registered stock producers • Commercial cow/calf producers • Small hobby farm breed producers • Ag professionals • Educators The meeting will include dinner, […]

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Rent Smart Program Sets the Stage for Renters’ Success

UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process. To help people gain a better understanding of how to acquire and keep housing, the University of Wisconsin-Extension has developed Rent Smart—an educational program aimed at helping those with little to no rental experience, or who have had trouble obtaining rental housing, get started on the right path.