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  • Avian Flu, Alfalfa Winterkill — Spring 2015 – Extension Responds
    showing signs of injury or winterkill due to the lack of snow cover over winter More information about alfalfa winterkill can be found here http fyi uwex edu drought2012 alfalfa winterkill Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Alfalfa Winterkill Avian Flu Poultry Tagged alfalfa winterkill Avian Flu Post navigation Previous Prevented Planting Options Farmers in some parts of Wisconsin have had a hard time getting crops planted and many are new to crop insurance this year As a result there have been many questions on late and prevented planting Growers should always talk to their crop insurance agent about this Paul Mitchell UW Madison Agriculture and Applied Economics professor and UW Extension crop insurance specialist explains options an insured farmer has for any acres that have not yet been planted Links Hay Market Demand and Price Report Farmer to Farmer website Wisconsin Farm Center Farm Service Agency Wisconsin office ReadyWisconsin County Extension offices EDEN Extension Disaster Education Network Categories Alfalfa Winterkill Animal Comfort Avian Flu Climate Impacts Crop Management Crops Current weather conditions Families kids Finances Flowers Horticulture Livestock People and heat Poultry Trees Turfgrass Uncategorized Water conservation Popular Tags adaptation Agriculture Working Group alfalfa alfalfa winterkill beef cattle Brian Holmes corn corn silage cover crops crop insurance crops Dan Undersander early weaning Farm Center feed feed inventory finances forage grass grazing groundwater harvest hay herbicides home water conservation insurance Joe Lauer livestock Madison water utility maps oats pastures Paul Mitchell resiliency Shawn Conley soybeans state of emergency straw stress tough times trees Vince Davis weather conditions winterkill Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts 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

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  • Update on this blog | Learning More from the Learning Store
    blog will still be available for a time but if you want the most updated information we suggest visiting our website the Learning Store or our Facebook page Tags Facebook FB Topics of Interest 4 H Youth Community Conferences Educational Resources En Español Farming Featured Products Home Family Lawn Garden Mailings Natural Resources Program Development Evaluation Social Media UW Extension Video Channel Tags alfalfa barley birds calendar cooking corn cover crops crops disease energy efficiency environment Facebook family food forage fresh vegetables fruits fungicide garden geology greenhouses growing housing insects lake legal management nutrition parenting parents people plants pest pests phenology plants policy recipes soybean tomato tomatoes trivia vegetables weeds wheat wildlife About Us Using existing and emerging communications technologies Cooperative Extension Publishing produces and distributes educational materials based on university research We strive to extend university knowledge to the statewide community The Learning Store is our online outlet Pages Contact Us Copyright Staff Helpful Links 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 For Your Information

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  • Lead in drinking water a concern for some, but reducing exposure often simple – News from Cooperative Extension
    or they use anti corrosion measures that can help keep lead levels low Under these conditions excessively high lead levels are not expected However low levels of lead even sometimes above 15 parts per billion can be possible if lead components are found in the household water system or supply lines Older homes are more likely to have lead containing components in the plumbing system Prior to the 1940s it is possible that lead piping was used as interior plumbing or for service lines And up until 1984 lead solder may have been used to join together copper piping The likelihood of finding significant amounts of lead in household water systems is much less in plumbing systems installed after 1984 Reducing exposure to lead is an important health consideration especially for households with young children or those who may be considering starting a family Simple measures can help Whether your water comes from a private well or a municipal water supply households can take some simple measures to both understand if there is lead in their drinking water and reduce exposure to lead if present Testing is the best way to determine if there is lead in your drinking water When testing consider conducting two tests one on your first draw water sample and another after flushing the water supply lines These two tests can confirm if lead is present and whether flushing your water supply lines for two to three minutes is an effective way to reduce exposure It is recommended that you use a certified laboratory to perform the water test Fortunately when household plumbing is the source of lead the solution can be relatively simple Follow up testing of households with lead in drinking water generally confirms that flushing the water from plumbing lines can be an efficient method of minimizing exposure to lead from drinking water As an added precaution do not use the hot water tap for cooking or drinking water especially for making baby formula Although lead may be receiving increased attention the information and recommendations associated with lead in drinking water are not new To address this ongoing issue the DNR regularly updates the informational brochure Lead in Drinking Water which contains additional information that may be helpful Local health departments are another source of information should people have additional questions regarding lead For more information Lead Safe Wisconsin Wisconsin Dept of Health Services Lead U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information on Lead in Drinking Water US Environmental Protection Agency WI Water Testing Laboratories Certified to Test for Lead Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Community Natural Resources and Economic Development EP Resilient Environment EP Thriving Communities Family Living Uncategorized Tagged drinking water featured lead lead in drinking water water testing Post navigation Previous Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference The Science of Cover Crops set for Feb 24 Cover cropping is a management practice that continues to gain in popularity in efforts to

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  • Farm Financial Management Workshop Series for Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Scheduled – News from Cooperative Extension
    9 23 2016 Liberty Hall Kimberly WI Contact Liz Binversie UW Extension Brown County 920 391 4612 or binversie ey co brown wi us Thursdays March 3 10 17 2016 Gateway Technical College Burlington WI Contact Kristine Ely UW Extensin Walworth County 262 741 4951 or kristine ely ces uwex edu OR Leigh Presley UW Extension Racine and Kenosha Counties 262 857 1948 262 767 2905 or leigh presley ces uwex edu Fridays Feb 19 26 and April 1 2016 Athens Fire Hall Athens WI Contact Dan Marzu UW Extension Lincoln County 715 539 1078 or dan marzu ces uwex edu OR Heather Schlesser UW Extension Marathon County 715 261 1239 or heather schlesser ces uwex edu OR Sandy Stuttgen UW Extension Taylor County 715 748 3327 x1 or sandy stuttgen ces uwex edu This Financial Management Workshop series is partially funded by a USDA Risk Management Agency cooperative agreement and supported by the UW Center for Dairy Profitability and the University of Wisconsin Extension Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Agriculture EP Stronger Economy EP Thriving Communities Tagged farm finances featured Post navigation Previous Heart of the Farm conferences offer networking opportunities for Wisconsin farm women Heart of the Farm Women in Agriculture workshops address the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks Next Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference The Science of Cover Crops set for Feb 24 Cover cropping is a management practice that continues to gain in popularity in efforts to curb erosion nutrient loss and soil degradation The Midwest Cover Crops Council is hosting The Science of Cover Crops Conference on Feb 24 in Madison WI Subscribe to receive news updates Leave Blank Don t Change Your email Categories 4H and

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/news/2016/01/29/farm-financial-management-workshop-series-for-wisconsin-women-in-agriculture-scheduled/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Heart of the Farm conferences offer networking opportunities for Wisconsin farm women – News from Cooperative Extension
    and wine and cheese tastings Conference dates and locations are Saturday Feb 13 2016 Spooner Ag Research Station Spooner WI Contact Otto Wiegand UW Extension Spooner 715 635 3506 Tuesday March 22 2016 Mead Wildlife Area Visitor Center Milladore WI Contact Matt Lippert UW Extension Wood County Office 715 421 8440 Thursday April 14 Millhome Supper Club Kiel WI Contact Tina Kohlman UW Extension Fond du Lac County Office 920 929 3171 Contact your local sponsoring UW Extension office for brochures and registration information Heart of the Farm is partially funded by a USDA Risk Management Agency cooperative agreement and supported by the UW Center for Dairy Profitability UW Extension and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Agriculture EP Stronger Economy EP Thriving Communities Family Living Tagged featured heart of the farm Post navigation Previous UW Extension EPA offer guides to lower risk from residential wood smoke The U S Environmental Protection Agency estimates there are over 29 million fireplaces 243 000 outdoor wood fired boilers and 12 million wood stoves nationwide Sixty five percent 7 8 million of the nation s wood stoves are older and inefficient Next Farm Financial Management Workshop Series for Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Scheduled Three separate three day workshop series sponsored by University of Wisconsin Extension are being held for farm women who are interested in improving their farm financial management skills part of the fabric of farm life and the farm business Subscribe to receive news updates Leave Blank Don t Change Your email Categories 4H and Youth Development 4H and Youth Development Podcasts Ag Podcasts Agriculture CNRED Podcasts Community Natural Resources and Economic Development EP Food Safety EP Resilient Environment EP Stronger Economy EP Thriving Communities Family Living Family Living Podcasts featured Uncategorized Links Disaster

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/news/2016/01/29/heart-of-the-farm-conferences-offer-networking-opportunities-for-wisconsin-farm-women/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment ends Jan. 31, 2016 – News from Cooperative Extension
    dialing 2 1 1 for a reference to a nearby community or healthcare organization People may also visit the Health Insurance Marketplace website at Healthcare gov or call the Health Insurance Marketplace national call center at 1 800 318 2596 open 24 hours a day 7 days a week Translation services are available if help is needed in a language other than English Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized EP Thriving Communities Family Living Tagged affordable care act enrollment period featured health insurance Post navigation Previous What s Your Farm s Future Farm Transition and Estate Planning Workshops to be held in Stevens Point and Westfield Feb 12 and Feb 19 It takes planning and working with a team of professionals to effectively pass the family farm business from today s owners to the next generation The University of Wisconsin Extension will host workshops in Stevens Point on Feb 12 and in Westfield on Feb 19 to provide information and ideas on farm succession and estate planning Next UW Extension campaign helps people order their free credit report The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all states for the number of people checking their credit reports The University of Wisconsin Extension s Check Your Free Credit Report 2 2 6 6 10 10 campaign wants to turn those numbers around by making it easier to remember to order your free credit report Subscribe to receive news updates Leave Blank Don t Change Your email Categories 4H and Youth Development 4H and Youth Development Podcasts Ag Podcasts Agriculture CNRED Podcasts Community Natural Resources and Economic Development EP Food Safety EP Resilient Environment EP Stronger Economy EP Thriving Communities Family

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/news/2016/01/20/health-insurance-marketplace-open-enrollment-ends-jan-31-2016/ (2016-02-18)
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  • What’s Your Farm’s Future? Farm Transition and Estate Planning Workshops to be held in Stevens Point and Westfield, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 – News from Cooperative Extension
    a working plan will make the actual transition smoother and will make communicating the transfer details with on farm and off farm family members easier Even if your transfer may happen a few years from now starting early will help the process go more smoothly What s Your Farm s Future Farm Transition and Estate Planning will explore these issues and considerations for farm succession in today s high stakes climate The two locations will offer the same agenda Topics to be covered include Blueprint for Farm Succession Where are you now where do you want to be how do you get there Financial considerations for each generation What can your farm actually support Medicaid Recovery How this may affect your farm succession Business entities and tax consequences when transferring assets The program begins with registration at 9 a m and concludes at 3 30 p m Registration is 20 per person and includes lunch refreshments and workshop materials To register for the Stevens Point meeting on February 12 contact the UW Extension Portage County office by Feb 5 2016 at 715 346 1316 or register on line at https goo gl XnJD6J for the Westfield meeting on Feb 19 contact the UW Extension Marquette County office by Feb 12 at 608 297 3141 or register on line at https goo gl 6G4GZy UW Extension is partnering with the WDATCP s Farm Center and UW Center for Dairy Profitability to offer these programs These workshops are partially funded by a grant from the North Central Region Risk Management Education Center and by USDA NIFA under Award Number 2012 49200 20032 Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Agriculture EP Thriving Communities Tagged farm succession farm transition featured Post navigation Previous Dairy Outlook for 2016 Mark Stephenson predicts another treading

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  • 2016 Wisconsin farm input cost outlook – News from Cooperative Extension
    little bit for us when the price of energy goes down how does that ripple through the entire farm operation Bruce Jones One we re going to have less fuel costs to run the machinery Secondly it s going to probably translate into lower fertilizer costs as well all other factors held constant primarily because natural gas is the key input into the production of anhydrous ammonia a nitrogen source potash the same thing it doesn t cost as much to transport it here That cheaper energy is helping make other inputs more affordable as well Sevie Kenyon Bruce can you give us an example of some break even prices that producers should be concerned with Bruce Jones If we re going to raise corn we re going to need to receive about 3 25 to cover all the inputs that are directly used to produce that bushel of corn Now that doesn t cover the rent or the ownership costs of the land nor does it cover return to the operator So three and a quarter is just break even on covering your ongoing operating costs then you re going to need something above and beyond that to start covering the rent on the land and a return to the operator Sevie Kenyon What do you expect will happen to rents in this environment Bruce Jones The expectation would be there would be further declines in rents I think they re going to be a little sticky going down but there has to be some adjustment because current prices of corn do not support paying the rents that we re paying over the last couple of years The data the USDA has been publishing bear that out it s sizable Hopefully we can meet middle ground that we start seeing some recovery in grain prices some downward adjustment in rents and maybe we can meet in the middle and get this thing back into more profitable situation Sevie Kenyon What kind of advice do you have for people looking into the new year Bruce Jones The one bit of advice in terms of big ticket items like purchase of equipment machinery replacement of that truck and such those big ticket items probably need to wait The remedy to that is I m going to try to bear some repair costs and get this piece of equipment through one more cropping year and we ll re evaluate once we see where we re at Sevie Kenyon We ve been visiting with Bruce Jones Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Wisconsin Madison in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and I m Sevie Kenyon Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Ag Podcasts Agriculture EP Stronger Economy EP Thriving Communities Tagged ag economics Bruce Jones featured Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Post navigation Previous 2015 Wisconsin farm income review Bruce Jones reviews Wisconsin s farm income for 2015 This is the first audio in a series produced in

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