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  • REPRO MONEY | A team based program to improve the reproductive performance of your herd
    in dairy reproductive practices to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability If so make plans to attend one of the University of Wisconsin Extension s Reproducing Profitability Workshop Series this coming November These solution oriented workshops will provide you with practical ideas ready to Read More Dairy Science Repro Money program boosts reproductive performance at Augustian Dairy AgriView 08 Jul 2013 Don t settle for good enough That s the advice that Todd Augustian gives to other dairy producers considering making improvements to their breeding programs As a recent participant in the UW Extension Repro Money program he has been able to take his herd s reproduction to the next level Read More Dairy Science General Information News and Events Extension Responds Drought Resources 18 Oct 2012 Southern Wisconsin is now in drought conditions that rival those of 1988 These conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents both urban and rural Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as they struggle to meet commitments and for livestock farmers who require large amounts of quality feed and forage Urban residents wonder what to do about their lawns gardens and trees Everyone is concerned about heat exhaustion While University of Wisconsin Extension cannot do anything about the rain there are choices to be made about capturing as much gain as possible from drought affected acres making decisions about herd management and knowing how to avoid heat stress Read More Dairy Science The Effects of Heat Stress on Reproduction in Dairy Cattle 11 Jul 2012 Definition of Heat Stress Heat stress or hyperthermia occurs in dairy cows when the metabolic heat produced by the cow in combination with heat from the environment exceeds the cow s ability to loose heat to the environment While all mammals can experience heat stress the temperature threshold at which a lactating dairy cow experiences heat Read More Dairy Science Improving Reproductive Efficiency adds value to bottomline 30 May 2012 Improving 21 day pregnancy rates from 13 percent to 22 percent could result in a value of 188 per cow per year or 37 600 for a 200 cow dairy herd according to Dr Victor Cabrera UW Madison dairy scientist who spoke on the value of improving reproductive efficiency during last week s Repro Money workshop in Gillette Cabrera shared his research on the economic gains of improving a herd s reproductive performance and the tools he has developed to empower dairy producers to estimate their own potential for increased profitability You know that improving reproductive efficiency will help make you more money but I would like to share with you the quantification of how much more money you could expect by making some changes to your productive program Cabrera said Over the past few years Read More Dairy Science Repro Money Testimonial 02 Apr 2012 http youtu be l7QRdToGikE Read More Dairy Science Older Entries Links County Extension Office Contact information Dairy Management website DCRC website UW Milk Quality website Post Archives Post Archives Select

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  • Small Farm Resources | Cooperative Extension resources for beginning, rural-lifestyle, and small farms
    day course that demonstrates what it takes to set Read More Uncategorized SARE Farmer Rancher Grants 30 Sep 2014 The 2015 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program NCR SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now online at http www northcentralsare org Grants Types of Grants Farmer Rancher Grant Program Proposals are due on November 20 2014 at 4pm CT These grants are a great opportunity for farmers to test new ideas that support the environmental social and economic sustainability of agriculture Read More Government Programs Cost Share Grants education grants money research sustainable sustainable farm Rabbits 09 Jul 2014 Rabbits can be an interesting animal to raise on small farms Before starting to raise rabbits one should consider the potential uses and goals of the operation Rabbits can efficiently convert plant material to meat and rabbit meat is gaining in popularity They can also be kept as interesting pets Raising rabbits might provide an Read More Other Animals Wildlife Rabbits rabbits Before you start 09 Jul 2014 It is tempting to plunge into a project right away on your land but before you invest money or time it is a good idea to have a sense of what your goals values and resources are Richland County agriculture agent Adam Hady created this one page list of questions to get landowners started on the Read More Management Startup Planning Uncategorized beginning farmer management planning Farm Beginnings Classes offered in Wisconsin 08 Jul 2014 The Land Stewardship Project s Farm Beginnings program works to get more successful farmers on the land The Farm Beginnings course is a 12 month training that helps beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths develop a business plan and start building their operation The course uses a mix of farmer led classroom sessions on farm tours Read More Business Plan Startup Planning beginning farmer business planning enterprise farm business plan mentoring planning training Thistle Management A Prickly Issue 08 Jul 2014 During summer thistles are a common sight throughout southwest Wisconsin in pastures roadsides and CRP land and a popular question from landowners is How do I control thistles First let s talk biology It is important to understand that different thistle species as well as other weeds have different life cycles and this information is critical Read More Weeds Invasives thistle weed management weeds Farm Balance Sheets 08 Jul 2014 The most basic farm financial statement is the balance sheet The balance sheet is a listing of all of the farm assets and liabilities at a particular point in time The balance sheet provides information about the liquidity and solvency of the farm It is a great tool for tracking changes in wealth from one Read More Financials balance sheet financial management money Livestock Lessons Are There Goats in Your Future 08 Jul 2014 There is no doubt that goat production is a hot topic in southwest Wisconsin Over 300 people attended a recent goat seminar at Barneveld Ground will be

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  • Team Forage – University of Wisconsin – Extension
    Snaplage generally contains the ear cob and grain husk and shank Read More Hay Market Report January 25 2016 FULL REPORT previous HAY MARKET REPORTS Read More Hay Market Report January 8 2016 FULL REPORT previous HAY MARKET REPORTS Read More Hay Market Report December 21 2015 FULL REPORT previous HAY MARKET REPORTS Read More Hay Market Report November 6 2015 FULL REPORT previous HAY MARKET REPORTS Read More Hay Market Report October 23 2015 FULL REPORT previous HAY MARKET REPORTS Read More Alfalfa Trial Results 2015 Read More Grass Trial Results 2015 Read More Video Sulfur Deficiency in Alfalfa Read More Post navigation Older Entries Search for Forage News Hay Market Report 02 08 16 Feb 8 2016 Corn Snaplage Harvest and Feeding Feb 5 2016 Hay Market Report January 25 2016 Jan 25 2016 Hay Market Report January 8 2016 Jan 12 2016 Hay Market Report December 21 2015 Jan 11 2016 Fact Sheets Focus on Forage Graziers Notebook Team Forage Categories Categories Select Category alfalfa 8 alternative forages 1 Baleage 1 corn silage 10 processing 3 custom operations 1 economics 4 feeding 5 feed inventory 1 forage testing 2 grasses 2 gamagrass 2 harvesting 3 Hay Market Report 55 machinery 1 pastures grazing 2 Pest Management 2 diseases 1 insects 1 red clover 1 scissors clip 1 Soil Fertility 1 storage 3 Team Forage 10 Trial Results 3 2014 1 2015 2 Video 2 Email Updates Leave Blank Don t Change Your email University of Wisconsin Extension An EEO AA employer University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and Americans with Disabilities ADA requirements Connect with Us WI Forage Links USDA DFRC UW Forage Agronomy UW Corn Agronomy UW Soils Extension UW Plant Pathology UW Entomology Midwest Forage Assn WI

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  • Tile Drainage Resources | Cooperative Extension
    out Worms USDA Drainage Handbook Drainage Chart Blind Inlet Factsheet 2012 Uncategorized Tile Drainage Presentations 24 Sep 2015 General Drainage Presentations Fixing tile blowouts What you need to know Eric Cooley UW Discovery Farms Crop Management Conference Technologies in Tile Drainage Water Treatment Eric Cooley and Matt Ruark UW Discovery Farms and UW Madison WI Crop Management Conference The Art and Science of Agricultural Drainage John Panuska UW Extension and UW Madison Biological Systems Engineering Agricultural Tile Drainage Function and Value John Panuska WI Crop Management Conference A Toolbox for Water Management Nick Schneider UW Extension Winnebago County Nutrient Management Presentations Tile Management Practices to Mitigate Nutrient Loss to Tile Systems Eric Cooley UW Discovery Farms Crop Management Conference Manure and Nutrient Management in Tile Drained Lands eXtension Webinar Liquid Manure in Tile Drains Pathways and Risk Reduction Strategies John Panuska and Peter Kleinman USDA ARS WI Crop Management Conference Phosphorus Loss From Tile Drains Should We Be Concerned Matt Ruark UW Madison WI Crop Management Conference Tile Drainage and Nitrogen Loss in Wisconsin Eric Cooley UW Discovery Farms Annual Discovery Farms Conference Regulatory Presentations Wisconsin Regulations Related to Tile Drainage WI Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection Drainage Board Training Clean Water Act Presentation U S Army Corps of Engineers Wisconsin Drainage Districts Presentation Seth McClure WI DATCP Swampbuster Maintenance Presentation Pat Lake WI USDA NRCS Drainage Presentations agriculture drainage nitrate nitrogen phopshorus presentations tile drains university Links USDA NRCS Drainage Management USDA NRCS Drainage Resources Website US EPA Drainage Website University Links University of Minnesota Agricultural Drainage Iowa State University Iowa State Drainage School Ag Water Management Iowa State Purdue University Drainage National eXtension Drainage Resources North Dakota State University Visit the University of Wisconsin Madison Discovery Farms Page Ontario Illinois Drainage Guide Agcriculture Drainage Management Systems

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  • Understanding Crop Irrigation – Cooperative Extension
    sprinkler irrigation have sandy soils and groundwater that is close to the surface so the potential for groundwater contamination by nitrates and pesticides is high Over irrigation and excessive or untimely rains can add more water than crops can use or soil can store The excess water moves past the root zone leaches carrying nitrates and pesticides into groundwater Find resources about crop irrigation on this website Photo credit USDA NRCS This m aterial is based upon work that is sup ported from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education SARE program funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture U S Department of Agriculture NIF A USDA Any opinions findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author s and do not necessarily reflect the view of SARE or the U S Department of Agricultu re U S Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity provider and employer Topics About Irrigation 101 Soil Moisture Management Sprinkler Irrigation Irrigation System Testing Wisconsin Irrigation Scheduling Program WISP Drip Irrigation Drip Irrigation Water Quality Issues Educational Training Equipment Suppliers Other Resources Contacts Subsurface Drip Irrigation SDI University of Wisconsin Extension An EEO AA employer University of Wisconsin Extension

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  • University of Wisconsin Weed Science
    Links Agronomy Department University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Horticulture University of Wisconsin Madison Integrated Pest and Crop Management Weed Science Society of America Tools Resources Herbicide Injury Diagnostic Key Invasive Plant Control Database The Weedometer Weed ID Website WeedSOFT Recent Posts Removal of Roundup Ready Alfalfa Pest Management Field Day 2013 Canada thistle management in pastures Responding to Horticulture Inquiries Purple Loosestrife Crown vetch University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative

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  • UW Discovery Farms Program – News and Views from our desk straight to you!
    Educational Presentations Winter 2014 January 17 2014 The Wisconsin winter meeting season is in full force This is the time of year when farmers their commodity production groups agribusiness professionals and agricultural educators gather for numerous update meetings They participate in continuing education and professional development become informed of new technology and management and network with each other We Read More Apply by February 14th to become a Discovery Farms Core Farm January 3 2014 UW Discovery Farms has announced that applications are now available to farmers in Dodge Jefferson and Rock Counties to become program Core Farms Application materials can be found at www uwdiscoveryfarms org and are due to Discovery Farms by February 14 2014 A Discovery Farm is an operating commercial Wisconsin farm participating in an Read More What does a hydrograph look like in real life December 20 2013 Have you ever seen or used a hydrograph UW Discovery Farms has captured still photos from one of our watershed research sites to create a time lapse video to bring a hydrograph to life Pictures were taken at one hour intervals in the Dry Run Creek watershed located in St Croix County The time lapse Read More Considerations for early winter applications of manure December 6 2013 Winter has come to Wisconsin Cropland through most of the state is now frozen and or snow covered In Wisconsin most permitted farms do not spread manure in the winter There are however many livestock operations that are set up to and need to spread manure frequently through the winter Winter Read More Discovery Farms Winter Conference Set for December 11 November 22 2013 The 2013 Discovery Farms Winter Conference will take place December 11th at The Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells Wis The one day program

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  • UW Extension Animal Sciences | Cooperative Extension
    and Equipment Livestock Facilities Equipment Other Meats Poultry Sheep and Goats Swine Youth Livestock Links Animal Sciences Dept UW Extension ANRE UW Extension Livestock Team Wisconsin 4 H Wisconsin DATCP Wisconsin FFA University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative Extension Home We teach learn lead and serve connecting people with the University of Wisconsin and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities Explore Extension The Learning Store Publications for your life

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