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  • Master Gardener Volunteers |  2014-2015 Projects
    crop Sun flowers and Mexican sunflowers were planted to encourage bees and support pollination education Garden is supported by three MGV volunteers who volunteered 140 5 hours in 2015 Jefferson County Fair Jefferson The MGVs at the Jefferson County Fair interact with thousands of fair goers during fair week Good impressions are vital The fair board responded to our request and acquired improved display stands With a grant from WIMGA our County Association acquired new banners to attract attention and present a professional image MGVs encourage participation at the County Fair by speaking to local 4H groups updating the fair book and working with fair staff to find qualified judges Jefferson County Fair project was supported by 12 MGVs that contributed 168 volunteer hours UWX Plant Health Advisors Jefferson A group of 14 specially trained Plant Health Advisors worked in the Master Gardener Office at the Jefferson County UWX office two days per week from May through September for two or more hour shifts answering homeowners questions about all aspects of gardening We used the VolunteerSpot website to sign up for our shifts 146 volunteer hours were reported by this group They served 60 clients Some clients had several questions and there was some overlap with the classifications The following summarizes the assistance provided by topic Plant ID 8 Plant problems 18 Tree shrub questions 18 Insect problems 11 Weeds 5 Turf 2 Animals 2 Mushrooms 2 Rotary Park Jefferson Our year did not start out well because the annuals grown by the high school students for us had to be discarded due to a fungus that developed in the greenhouse That meant our color scheme and design had to be altered to fit what we could find on short notice We did plant and maintain 9 flower beds and 8 pots during the summer This fall we partnered with the high school green plants and greenhouse growing class and developed 2 new areas of the park by edging planting them with some perennials and then mulching them The students will be growing annuals for us again next spring and hopefully will also be able to assist in cleaning up the flower beds and planting them Nine master gardeners worked on the project donating 320 5 volunteer hours 12 non MG volunteers who contributed approximately 30 hours We received around 300 from the Jefferson Rotary to purchase annuals etc and the city of Jefferson furnished mulch compost and two flats of annuals We will meet in the fall at the end of the season for a planning session We will then decide which annuals to plant and where and also which perennials need to be transplanted and thinned in the coming year We have received nothing but favorable comments about our efforts and many questions about some of the plants we have utilized We hope to continue the partnership with the high school class and thus teach the students more about gardening and the benefits of volunteering First Congregational UCC

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  • Book Club with NCWMG Volunteers – Master Gardener Program of Marathon County
    page 141 169 And whatever else you want to discuss from the book The cost to attend this program is 5 00 per person plus the cost of the book Master Gardener Volunteers may attend at no cost but still need to purchase the book for 15 Pre registration is required due to limited seating Open to the public Registration Deadline is March 7th so we have time to order the books Open in a new Window Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Uncategorized Tagged Book Club Master Gardeners North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners Post navigation Previous Growing Tomatoes Growing tomatoes is not as easy as one would always like Come and learn a few pointers and tricks to keep your plants healthy and productive all season Subscribe to this Website Provide your email address and we will keep you up to date on all of our latest news Leave Blank Don t Change Your email Upcoming Events Program and General Meeting March 7th 2016 Board Meeting March 16th 2016 Cedar Creek Show 2016 Lawn Garden Home Recreation Expo March 18th 20th 2016 Program and General Meeting April 4th 2016 Book Club April 20th 2016 Search for University

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/marathonmg/2016/02/05/book-club-with-ncwmg-volunteers/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Master Gardener Update for February 2016 | Master Gardener Volunteers
    2016 Lecture Series New Plants for the Garden February 25th 2016 MG Level 1 Training Plant Pathology March 2nd 2016 RPMGA Pruning Basics Lecture March 3rd 2016 MG Level 1 Training General Gardening Practices March 9th 2016 Upcoming RPMGA Events RPMGA Pruning Basics Lecture March 3rd 2016 RPMGA Live Propagation for Garden Planting Workshop April 7th 2016 RPMGA Seed and Plant Exchange May 5th 2016 University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/mgvrockco/2016/01/29/master-gardener-update-for-february-2016/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Forms – Garden Walk
    Volunteers Recognized Seed Saving Gardening News Thoughout Wisconsin Marquette County Master Gardener Seed Swap The Master Gardener Program in Racine County Classes and Events 2014 2015 Projects 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 Gardens from 2013 Gardens from 2012 Connect with Us University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative Extension

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  • Master Gardener Volunteers in School Gardens – Wisconsin School Garden Initiative Newsletter – Adams County Master Gardeners Association
    of UW Extension s involvement supporting school garden programs Please forward to community partners Happy New Year Newsletter direct link http eepurl com 9qxDP To subscribe and get involved click here Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Gardens kids Post navigation Previous Passing of MG President For those of you who are not aware our Master Gardener President Mike Thorne passed away on Friday 9 19 Not only was he our Master Gardener President but he was an wonderful person who would go out of his way to help you with anything you needed and always bought cheer to our day He will be sadly missed Memorial services will be held at a later date Information will be posted here when it becomes available Join the Adams County MG Page Leave Blank Don t Change Your email Popular Categories Activities Event Gardens Information kids Newsletters trees Connect with Us Facebook Pinterest 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 University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative Extension Home We teach learn lead and serve connecting people with

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  • Extension Responds – Cooperative Extension
    season Alfalfa oat and pea seeds may already be in short supply Dan Undersander University of Wisconsin Extension forage agronomist provides information Read More Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands Spring of 2013 Dan Undersander UW Extension Forage Agronomist notes there are reports of significant alfalfa stand damage across Wisconsin and southern Minnesota In this paper he provides recommendations according to various situations to maximize forage in winter injured and killed stands Read More Communication skills to deal with farm or ranch stress Most families find communication to be interesting and difficult according to Roger Williams Consultant Mediator and University of Wisconsin Madison Extension Emeritus Professor Each of us is a unique individual with his or her own beliefs feelings needs and agendas It s not always easy to be heard or to get our unique needs and agendas met within Read More Stress and depression in farm or ranch families The current drought and ongoing financial stress is not confined to the ranch or farm As with many family run businesses stress from the business gradually spills over into the home and affects the entire family In times like this it is important for friends members of extended families neighbors and others to be aware Read More Staying upbeat in times of drought farming and ranching in a depressed environment without getting depressed Extreme climatic changes including a persistent and pervasive drought have added to multiple stressors that are challenging many ranchers and farmers across our nation according to Roger Williams Consultant Mediator and University of Wisconsin Madison Extension Emeritus Professor Gross income has been down and expenses have escalated Many have struggled to stay up in a down economy Read More Multi family farm or ranch families can foster resiliency during tough times Increasingly farm and

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  • Scholar Profiles | Cooperative Extension - Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences
    and malting barley Carl was one of the key leaders in developing the Management Assessment Center MAC program This program was initially designed to evaluate management skills of owner managers Full Story Mike Rankin Mike Rankin served as the Fond du Lac County Crops and Soil Agent from 1988 to 2015 where his programming focused on forage and grain crop production marketing and management A combined 100 000 acres of alfalfa and corn silage are grown in Fond du Lac County to support the forage needs of the dairy industry Full Story Mark Mayer Mark Mayer has served as Green County s Agriculture Agent since 1985 His major programming areas are in Dairy Modernization Milk Quality Farm Management and Nutrient Management Much of Mark s Dairy Modernization work was has been accomplished by conducting individual dairy farmstead consultations Dairy Modernization topics have been presented by Mark on numerous occasions including annual Full Story Kevin Jarek Kevin Jarek has served as the Outagamie County Agriculture Agent since 1999 Kevin s main program efforts are in the area of crops soils and horticulture Kevin s scholarly work has focused on crop production conservation tillage and nutrient management to help improve farm profitability while protecting natural resources especially surface and groundwater an important priority issue Full Story Tina Kohlman Tina Kohlman has served as a UW Extension Dairy Livestock Agent since 1999 In 2012 Tina s appointment changed to a dual county appointment for Fond du Lac 80 and Sheboygan 20 Counties Tina s programming efforts have focused on improving farm profitability and innovative ways to reduce production costs and improve food safety Tina has provided leadership Full Story Mike Ballweg Mike Ballweg has been the Sheboygan County Crops and Soils Agriculture Agent since 1987 The majority of Mike s work falls into the areas of Agronomy to include grain and forage crops cover crops soil conservation and support for commercial horticulture In 2012 Mike worked with the ANRE program area and DATCP secretary Ben Brancel to Full Story Greg Andrews Greg Andrews has served as Pierce County s Agriculture agent since 1985 His main program area focuses on Conservation of Natural resources Agricultural Leasing Education and Dairy Modernization Since 2013 Greg has also served as the ANRE Administrative Liaison and ANRE Team Coach In response to diminished soil conversation practices and a measurable increase in soil Full Story Otto Wiegand Otto Wiegand has served as the Agriculture Agent in Burnett Sawyer and Washburn counties since 2004 His major program areas are Livestock Dairy and Forages He is headquartered at the Ag Research Station in Spooner Since he began his position Otto has worked closely with the NW Wisconsin Graziers Network His efforts have included organizing Full Story Kevin Schoessow Kevin Schoessow serves Burnett Washburn and Sawyer counties as the UW Extension Agriculture Development Agent Kevin is based at the Spooner Ag Research Station office in Spooner His major program focus are in the areas of Small Scale Commercial Fruit Vegetables and Agriculture

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  • Jerry Clark | Scholar Profiles
    of the PNAAW Level One Training Manual Because of Jerry s nutrient management workshops on farm research and demonstrations farmers have saved approximately 130 000 yearly Jerry collaborated with UW Extension specialists participating in statewide alfalfa variety trials and alfalfa plant analysis sample collections in response to local farmers and field agronomists reporting suspected sulfur deficiency in alfalfa fields Jerry educated farmers on the importance of proper harvest times for alfalfa and corn silage the importance of integrated pest management and implemented local on farm research trials studying the efficacy of using foliar fungicides on corn Jerry also developed a series of irrigation meetings which addressed the mechanics agronomics and economics of irrigation systems resulting in farmers reducing energy costs and adopting need based water use through use of soil moisture sensors Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties have fruit and apple sales over one million dollars annually making pest management is a high priority among apple growers Through the collaborations of state specialists Jerry secured several grants to help apple growers learn to monitor for pests and potentially reduce pesticide use as well as providing participating growers with insect trapping and weather monitoring equipment and access to crop consultants and professionals Jerry also worked with other agriculture agents to secure funds from a USDA Rick Management grant to develop and deliver Management Assessment Centers designed to improve participants management abilities and initiate the development of personal action strategies Jerry developed assessment centers for commercial apple growers expanding the suite of curricula to fruit crop growers To learn more about Jerry s UW Extension scholarly work please click here Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Scholars Jerry Clark Ken Williams Scott Gunderson Jim Leverich Barb Larson Nav Ghimire Jamie Patton Carl Duley Mike Rankin Mark Mayer Kevin Jarek Tina Kohlman

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