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Safe & Healthy: Salads, herbs sold in Wisconsin Recalled for E. coli

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that BrightFarms is voluntarily recalling packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its greenhouse farm in Rochelle, Illinois. The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin. The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic […]


Pest Management Update

Each year the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension hosts the regional Pest Management Update Meeting. The Pest Management Update meetings strive to bring farmers, agronomists, and agricultural professionals the latest developments in corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and small grain crops.  This year’s sessions will focus on in-depth weed diagnostic and management, the 2017 pest situations in each crop, […]


Farming Forward

PLANNING YOUR FARM’S FUTURE Thursday, November 30 Meeting Details: Doxbee’s Registration: 9:30 am N6744 County Road C, Seymour, WI 54165 Meeting: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Registration Fee (Includes Meal & Materials): $40 per Person Registration Deadline: November 20 9:30 am Registration 10:00 am Future in Agriculture Paul Dietmann, Senior Lending Officer, Compeer Financial 11:00 […]

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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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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.