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  • Vegetable and Fruit Crop Storage – Planning, Design and Operation
    to the seasonal availability of produce The demand for crops such as carrots beets winter squash cabbage onions garlic and sweet potatoes is significant and represents a largely untapped market for local growers The storage potential for all these crops is such that local produce could be provided successfully until March or April if growers had the appropriate storage facilities Retail stores represent just one portion of the marketplace Restaurants and institutional food services continue to buy more and more local produce and many Community Supported Agriculture CSA farms offer winter share boxes to their members If proper storage conditions are maintained crops harvested in fall can be stored in bins or bulk piles for 2 months up to 12 months depending on the crop Resources on this website will help you plan design and operate a cold storage facility and avoid some of the common pitfall that happen Drive in Cooler under Roof 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 Search for UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN EXTESNION We teach learn lead and serve connecting people with

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  • WI Beef Information Center
    be a daunting task your choice will impact your herd for years to come Thus taking some time to think about what you need from your next herd sire is important Here are some points to emphasize Read More New VFD Veterinary Feed Directive Record Keeping Tools Available As a producer using Veterinary Feed Drug Orders VFD on your farm your responsibilities are to feed only the animal feed bearing or containing a VFD drug or combination drug to the animals listed and properly identified on the VFD Order You are required to correctly apply VFD Orders and retain all VFD Orders for Read More Late Winter Feeding Considerations Chances are you re not thinking about forage testing in January but maybe you should be Cattle producers know best that feed costs are the single largest expense in a cow calf operation In a study by Kansas State University it was estimated that feed costs accounted for approximately 50 of total production costs on cow calf Read More South Dakota State Extension to Host Heifer Development Webinar Series In February 2016 SDSU Extension will host the 2nd Annual Heifer Development Webinar Series titled Managing Bred Heifers for the Future This four part webinar series begins on February 10th 2016 and will focus on the management of bred heifers with the objective of providing producers with research based tools they can use to effectively manage their Read More New Fact Sheet on Feed Bunk Management Now Available Feedlot managers know the way to consistent and sustainable animal growth performance is through proper feed bunk management From helping you understand feed mixing composition and quantity to suggesting protocols for scheduling timely and appropriate feed deliveries the new publication provides tips and techniques to make feed bunk management a vital component of your

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  • WI Swine Extension
    State veterinarian issues bans on non terminal swine shows February 11 2014 Wisconsin state veterinarian bans spring fair pig weigh ins recommends only terminal shows amidst disease concerns PDF Media Contacts Raechelle Cline 608 224 5005 or Jim Dick Communications Director 608 224 5020 MADISON In an effort to protect Wisconsin s pork industry from the spread of a deadly communicable virus among pigs Dr Paul McGraw state veterinarian Read More Route of PEDv reported Questionable hygiene practices among meat processing plant employees freight truck drivers and other workers at hog processing plants have been implicated in the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus across the US according to research conducted by the University of Illinois PEDv is spread most commonly spread by pigs ingesting contaminated feces The virus which Read More Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus The presence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus PEDV was confirmed in the United States during the week of May 13 2013 The diagnostic labs in of Iowa State University ISU and Minnesota State University have tested 113 positive for PEDV PEVD is a Corona virus related to other swine viruses such as transmissible gastroenteritis virus Read More 2013 Swine Show Exhibition Guidelines Recommendations developed by DATCP Department of Health Services UW Extension and the WI Pork Producers that are aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of the influenza virus among swine at fair exhibitions have been released The list include vaccination protocols limiting the length of stay and time between shows and barn monitoring schedules Details of Read More Welcome to the new WI Swine Extension Site We would like to thank the retired members of the Swine Extension team for helping guide WI swine producers Welcome to the new and returning members of the team Their contact information is listed on the

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  • WISCONSIN FIELD CROPS PATHOLOGY
    but to improve the quality of Read More Hot Off the Press Wisconsin Best Management Practices Guide for Soybean Damon Smith Extension Field Crops Pathologist Department of Plant Pathology University of Wisconsin Madison Shawn Conley Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Department of Agronomy University of Wisconsin Madison Hot off the press is the new Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Soy Checkoff sponsored publication Wisconsin Best Management Practices Guide The publication covers everything from agronomy 101 to Read More Results of the 2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Foliar Fungicide Trial Damon Smith Extension Field Crops Pathologist Department of Plant Pathology University of Wisconsin Madison As we head into the 2015 16 Wisconsin winter wheat field season I have received a lot of questions on Fusarium head blight scab management due to the heavy pressure from that disease in the 2014 and 2015 wheat crops Along with those Read More Post navigation Older Entries Damon Smith Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist Connect with Us Twitter Email Us RSS Subscribe Via E mail Provide your email address and we ll keep you up to date on all of our latest information Leave Blank Don t Change Your email UWEX and UW Field Crops Pathology will never share your e mail address Upcoming Events 2016 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference January 12 14 2016 Wisconsin Crop Manager Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices 2015 February 16 2016 Wisconsin Crop Manager February 11 2016 February 11 2016 The Soy Report Winners of the 2015 WSA WI Soybean Contest are Announced February 4 2016 Finalists for the 2015 WI Soybean Yield Contest are Announced November 30 2015 UW Cooperative Extension Team Grains Importance of P K for Corn and Soybean Production in Wisconsin Strategies to maximize fertilizer returns for 2016 University of Wisconsin Extension An EEO AA employer University

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  • Wisconsin Manure Management - PNAAW | Cooperative Extension
    Hauler Tools County Ordinances Calculators Spreading Log Newsletter Upcoming Level One Training Abbotsford February 19 Abbotsford City Hall 12 30 pm contact Richard Halopka 715 743 5121 Chilton February 22 Calumet Co UWEX base ment 1 00 pm contact Kevin Erb 920 391 4652 February 22 Calumet Co Courthouse rm 025 5 30 pm contact Kevin Erb 920 391 4652 Platteville March 9 UW Platteville Pioneer Farm 9 00 am contact Ted Bay 608 723 2126 Green Bay February 18 Green Bay UWEX rm 114 Full Story Welcome to Wisconsin Manure Management The teaching and research of the PNAAW and this website is supported by the Custom Manure Applicator Subcommittee of the Nutrient Management Team from the University of Wisconsin Extension Team members are click on heading to see the list Name Title Contact Information Ted Bay Grant County Crops Farm Management Agent 608 723 2125 ted bay ces uwex edu Dennis Busch UW Platteville Pioneer Farm Full Story 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 organizations and communities

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  • WISCONSIN POULTRY – Cooperative Extension
    generally drink about 2 pounds of water about Read More Blog Posting from Dr Greg Martin Setting the Record Straight on Poultry Production I saw this post from a colleague in Pennsylvania and thought it was worth reposting Just because it is seen in public doesn t always mean it is correct Many times I will be asked does this really happen in the poultry industry or on farms when folks read something online or see it on TV Read More Revision of state egg rules announced A newly proposed rule revision related to eggs that was approved by ag board members last week won t put an end to the handwritten signs at the end of Wisconsin driveways that proclaim fresh eggs for sale Steve Ingham administrator of the Food Safety Division at the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection said Read More Columbia County Avian team goes National The Columbia County Avian Bowl Team won the State Avian Bowl in September and advanced to the National 4 H Avian Bowl The team consisted of Chance Richards Katelyn Peckham Chase Richards and Jake Collins The Avian Bowl is a double elimination contest for state teams held during the National 4H Egg and Poultry Convention in Read More Lead in eggs from urban chickens Recently there have been some articles in the press about levels of lead in eggs from urban chicken flocks Eggs in New York City were tested and some had relatively high levels of lead Source Worries about lead for New York s garden fresh eggs This problem is not specific to New York City as I Read More KEEPING YOUR CHICKENS COOL Many small flock owners are concerned about keeping their chickens cool on these hot summer days There are a few things you can

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  • Wisconsin Sheep and Goat Extension – Cooperative Extension
    formal meat goat producer association in Wisconsin this website email group and information serves way for farms individuals who raise meat goats to connect network share information and learn from each other This is an informal network Contact Information wimeatgoatproducers gmail com Coordination of the Network Invitation to Contribute Leslie a Read More Access USDA s Lamb Dashboard Keep up with the latest marketing trends and information for your flock by accessing the USDA Lamb Dashboard information below http mpr datamart ams usda gov amsdashboard lamb Lamb Dashboard html Read More Wisconsin sheep business with UW Madison Shepherd Todd Taylor Posted on February 20 2015February 19 2015 by extension news Todd Taylor Shepherd Department of Animal Science Arlington Agricultural Research Station UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences toddtaylor wiscmail wisc edu 608 846 5858 Todd Taylor talks with Sevie Kenyon about the research and extension work with the sheep at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station and gives insight Read More Virtual toolbox for Sheep Goat Farmers With demand for their meat milk and fiber growing sheep and goats offer an appealingly solid return on investment particularly for beginning small scale and limited resource farmers But there is a lot to learn so success can be a challenge Information is power You can make a lot of mistakes if you don t under stand small ruminants Read More Updated Shearer List 12 20 13 Wisconsin Shearers updated Dec 20 2013 Read More Q Fever Antibodies in Sheep and Goats and in Farmers on Sheep and Goat Farms This article is not intended to alarm sheep and goat producers but instead to make them aware and more knowledgeable about a disease of sheep and goats Q fever that can also infect humans Much of the information in this article comes

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  • Wisconsin Sustainable Agriculture  | 
    their knowledge about and outreach in sustainable agriculture Sustainable agriculture is economically profitable environmentally sound and socially equitable by supporting individuals families and communities See About for common definitions of sustainable agriculture For a brief introduction to sustainable agriculture see Sustainable Agriculture an Introduction Funding for this program is provided by the North Central Region SARE Program which is a USDA program that works to promote sustainable agriculture in the United States by providing grants publishing information and supporting professional development in sustainable agriculture WI State Coordinators Diane Mayerfeld University of Wisconsin Extension Email dbmayerfeld wisc edu Phone 608 262 8188 Andrew Bernhardt University of Wisconsin Extension Email andrew bernhardt ces uwex edu Phone 608 890 0097 Latest UW Extension educators receive two SARE Partnership grants 11 Feb 2016 University of Wisconsin Extension Receives Grant to Help Hazelnut Growers 09 Dec 2015 Wisconsin farmers receive sustainable agriculture grants 09 Dec 2015 SARE Grants 28 Sep 2015 SARE Grants Presentation with Q A 24 Aug 2015 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

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