Watch the video: Interview with Dr. María José Fuenzalida

Join us as Dr.María José Fuenzalida explains her new factsheet entitled, “Impact of Heat Stress in mammary gland development and health in dairy cows” This interview conducted by Heather Schlesser with the Marathon County Extension office highlights the main takeaways of the new factsheet. You can find the factsheet here: Dairy Extension Resources Printable factsheet […]

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The 2020 Dane County Plat Book is still available

The book offers detailed information about county roads, rural land ownership, parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. Additionally, the book details land ownership, approximate parcel size, and county and town roads. It also shows the locations of Dane County parks, publicly owned lands, churches, schools, cemeteries and municipal halls. Other unique features of the book include […]

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Wisconsin Farm Support Program Reopens for Applications on August 10-24, 2020

With $8.4 million still available to support Wisconsin agricultural producers, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reminds farmers who have been impacted by COVID-19 that the Wisconsin Farm Support Program will reopen for applications from August 10-August 24, 2020. Payments are expected to be issued by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue […]

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Impact of Heat Stress in Cows

What is heat stress in dairy cattle? How can you best estimate the impact of heat on your cows? In this month’s Wisconsin Agriculturist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Dane County UW Extension Dairy Educator Maria Jose Fuenzalida and UW-Madison Dairy Science Associate Professor Laura Hernandez discuss how mammary gland development is impacted during […]

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Alissa Grenawalt named Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for Dane County

Dane County Extension welcomes Alissa Grenawalt as their Ag in the Classroom Educational Program Coordinator.  Alissa hales from Beloit, WI, where she grew up on her family’s beef and crop farm in the southwest corner of Rock County and earned her BS and MS degrees in Animal Science and Agriculture Industries from UW Platteville. In […]

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Extension Soybean Recommendations

Soybean Planting Recommendations Extension Soybean State Specialist, Shawn Conley, has released his planting date, seeding rate, and seed treatment recommendations for the 2020 growing season! Check out the blog post and his website for other useful information regarding soybeans and small grains. Call or email Crops and Soils Educator, Chelsea Zegler, with any questions.   […]

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JOHN LYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- Deadline extended to May 22nd

John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to encourage the education of youth in Dane County. The fund awards a number of scholarships every year, and over the last decade has paid over $51,000 to 57 awardees. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduates interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture and/or family […]

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Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater

 Heavy rains and the flowing water that results can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard. As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm and domestic animal waste, river or pond water, and agricultural run-off, all of which can be sources of human pathogens such […]

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