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  • New daily vitamin D recommendations – News from Cooperative Extension
    drainage Contact Nick Schneider 920 232 1970 NSchneider co winnebago wi us The combination of an early harvest strong grain prices and a wet summer caused many growers to install more drain tile this fall according to Nick Schneider University of Wisconsin Extension Winnebago County agriculture agent While the practice of installing drain tile has come far since installation by hand of hardened clay tile sections the science of tiling continues to progress yet today To learn more about drain tile Next Ag Truths Not Tails conferece deadline extended to January 14 Contact Bernadette O Rourke 608 263 4304 Email borourke2 ansci wisc edu Phone 608 263 4304 The deadline to register for the conference has been extended to Friday Jan 14 If you re interested in learning and practicing skills to join the next generation of communicators for Wisconsin s livestock and dairy industry this program is for you Mark your calendar for the Ag Truths Not Tails conference coordinated by the University of Wisconsin Extension Enrollment is open to 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 Recovery Handbook and Quick Response Guide Extension in the News Do You Use Well Water An Introduction To Testing February 12 2016 Outdoor recreation draws people to Ironwood area January 27 2016 How Wisconsin Well Owners Can Act As Their Own Utility Managers January 26 2016 Modeling Effects Of Extreme Rain Over Madison January 6 2016 EXTending a hand in Dunn County December 26 2015 University of Wisconsin Extension An EEO AA employer University of

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  • Family Living-Podcasts – Page 2 – News from Cooperative Extension
    0 19 Popularity of home food preservation 0 36 Three reasons why home canning is growing 1 21 Precautions about Read More Financial Reform Michael Collins Family and Consumer Economics Specialist jm collins ces uwex edu 608 262 0369 Tips for navigating the new financial reform package Financial Reform Bill mp3 To download mp3 file for PC users right click and select Save Link As for Mac users Ctrl click and select Save Link As Read More How the Pickle Bill affects people who sell their home canned and baked products Barb Ingham Extension Food Scientist Department of Food Science UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 608 263 7383 bhingham facstaff wisc edu The new pickle bill explained Time 3 11 minutes 0 20 Overview of the new pickle bill 0 52 Limits to sales volume 1 11 Label and signage requirements 1 36 Examples of the food exempted Read More Tips for cooking and preparing venison Jeff Sindelar extension meats specialist UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 608 262 0555 jsindelar wisc edu 5 19 minutes 0 20 What to do with venison stored in your freezer 0 45 What would you suggest people can do with venison in the freezer 1 23 Tips to prepare roasts and steaks 2 06 How long venison keeps in freezer 2 34 Read More Post navigation Newer Entries 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 Recovery Handbook and Quick Response Guide Extension in the News Do You Use Well Water An

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  • Northern Lights Tour: Wisconsin science hits the road – News from Cooperative Extension
    Theatre on the Bay at UW Marinette featuring presentations on challenges on forest and wildlife management trends in Wisconsin biotechnology and the environmental restoration of Menekaunee Harbor July 29 Rhinelander High School with talks on potato breeding in the north woods and the Wisconsin Bat Project July 30 Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland profiling northern Wisconsin s hazelnut industry aquaculture and concentrated animal feeding operations July 31 Barron Area Community Center with talks on reclaiming nonmetallic mining sites avian influenza and the history of wild rice Original media release by Terry Devitt Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized EP Stronger Economy EP Thriving Communities featured Tagged featured Wisconsin Public Television Post navigation Previous Applications are available for the 2015 National Dairy Conference Applications are now being accepted to represent Wisconsin at the National 4 H Dairy Conference on September 27 through October 1 2015 in Madison WI More than 200 students from 30 states are expected to attend the conference where they will learn about new farm technologies dairy processing how to be an advocate for agriculture and careers in the dairy industry Next Not sure what an agronomist is UW Madison students explain in a video More than 14 000 agronomy related jobs are posted with an estimated growth rate of 6 5 percent yet only 2 800 new agronomy students graduate annually to fill these positions Gaspar said agronomists help farmers on a daily basis solve different challenges they face in their field by being at the forefront of connecting farmers with new technologies and production practices that are developed using high tech tools and instruments 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

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  • featured – Page 2 – News from Cooperative Extension
    manure is becoming more complex as waste streams are processed for energy fertilizer bedding and potable water production To keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques in animal manure management University of Wisconsin Extension invites you to the 2015 Midwest Manure Summit at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay on Feb 24 25 Read More Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well Being Conference Scheduled for April 30 Consumers want to know where and how their food is produced The University of Wisconsin Extension will host indexthe annual Dairy and Beef Well Being Conference on April 30 at Liberty Hall in Kimberly Since consumer confidence is a critical piece of food production this year s conference will focus on animal care practices and why it matters to consumers Dairy and beef producers veterinarians farm service providers educators emergency managers first responders and elected officials are encouraged to attend Read More Horse Workshop offered Feb 21 A one day equine educational program for horse owners will be offered on Feb 21 2015 The Stateline Equine Conference formerly known as the Bi State Horse program will be held at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol Wisconsin Read More 6th Annual Seminar for Barley Hops and Brewing scheduled for March Brewing is one of Wisconsin s honored traditions With a rich crop industry Wisconsin growers have explored the benefits of growing a unique and challenging crop like hops University of Wisconsin Extension is hosting a hop production seminar to advance the brewing tradition in Wisconsin on March 7 rom 8 30 a m to 3 30 p m in Bloomer Wisconsin Read More New tech used for soil moisture management John Panuska covers the new technology changing the way we understand soil Read More Post navigation Older Entries Newer Entries Subscribe

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  • Progress Pavilion exhibits support a growing tradition in Wisconsin’s agriculture – News from Cooperative Extension
    Biggest Weed Contest This annual event asks that participants to bring no more than two plants stems only please of non woody non poisonous plants cut at the soil surface Understanding the connection between geology and groundwater in Wisconsin Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held Aug 25 27 in Dane County For more information about Wisconsin Farm Technology Days visit www wifarmtechnologydays com Agriculture and natural resources is a program of the University of Wisconsin Extension in partnership with local state and federal government in each Wisconsin county Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Uncategorized Tagged featured Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Post navigation Previous Learn about Wisconsin wildlife that may live on your farm at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Animals on a farm are to be expected but what do you do when those animals are wildlife rather than cows pigs or chickens University of Wisconsin Madison Extension wildlife specialists provide advice and technical information about wildlife on the farm to people who stop at their display in the Progress Pavilion Next UW Extension s Education Station highlights innovations that help agribusiness capitalize on agriculture Stop by the University of Wisconsin Extension s Education Station at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to learn about cutting edge technologies that support Wisconsin s agriculture UW Extension specialists and agents will be available to answer questions on a variety of topics 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 Recovery Handbook and Quick Response Guide Extension in the News Do You Use Well Water An

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  • Water Action Volunteers play important role in river health – News from Cooperative Extension
    ice sheets crashed downstream smashing all of the downed wood and overhanging limbs In a 24 hour period it completely removed all of the wood that had built up over the years It was simply amazing and a real eye opener as to the power of Mother Nature Signs mark volunteer monitoring sites To recognize the importance of the water volunteers work funding from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board allowed WAV to place 19 signs that identify long term monitoring sites around the state including one at Heidt s site along Turtle Creek at Turtle Creek Greenway Trailhead The signs offer directions for a series of seven tours that cover two to four volunteer monitoring sites The tours are meant to be a fun educational activity anyone can take part in says Stepenuck Each sign has a QR code that when scanned will direct the user to a mobile friendly website with information about the monitoring that WAV volunteers do The sites also provide access to the results that Heidt and other volunteers collect Each sign includes a watershed land use map to help visitors get a bird s eye view of how the land that drains to the stream is used Visitors can make predictions about impacts local land uses may have on water quality and then view volunteers data results to see if their predictions are accurate Maps and directions to the 19 sites can all be found on the WAV website at http watermonitoring uwex edu wav The signs have also been set up as You Are Here locations on http www Waymarking com a website that marks unique locations using GPS technology To find a list of signs on Waymarking com click Signs and then You Are Here maps as the search categories Search for Waymarks posted by VolunteerStream Volunteers work at three levels Water Action Volunteers include three different participation levels says Stepenuck They range from introductory monitoring to tasks such as continuous temperature tracking useful for climate research or special research project monitoring to assess the impacts of road salt runoff The data collected by volunteers are available on the WAV website at http watermonitoring uwex edu wav Heidt encourages other citizens to volunteer The older I get the quicker time seems to fly by and it s easy to forget about taking the time to enjoy the simple pleasure of wading into a stream of moving water and enjoying nature at its finest To learn more about the Water Action Volunteers stream monitoring program visit http watermonitoring uwex edu wav Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Community Natural Resources and Economic Development Uncategorized Tagged citizen scientists featured stream monitors Water Action Volunteers water quality Post navigation Previous Focus turns to financial literacy during Money Smart Week 2015 Every year businesses financial institutions schools libraries not for profits government agencies and the media come together to stress the importance of financial literacy during Money Smart Week Since 2001 organizations have partnered with

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  • Benefits of “Dining In” showcased on Dec. 3, Family & Consumer Sciences Day – News from Cooperative Extension
    at the University of Minnesota Harvard and Rutgers found that the more often adolescents ate family meals with their parents the more likely they were to eat fruits vegetables and calcium rich foods Young children who eat with other family members tend to eat more from the basic food groups such as fruits and vegetables Young children are much more likely to eat vegetables when they see mom or dad eating vegetables says Coleman Another important benefit of family meals is that they provide opportunities for family members to talk and build family bonds Studies have found that the whole family benefits from shared mealtimes by improving communication fostering family traditions and teaching life skills Establishing regular mealtimes has also been shown to provide children with more stability You can commit to Dining In on Dec 3 by signing up online For more information about ways to promote family health and wellbeing contact your local county UW Extension office Contact information is available at http counties uwex edu Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Uncategorized Tagged AAFCS Dine In Day family meals featured Post navigation Previous 4 H Dairy Quiz Bowl and Management Contest scheduled for February 7 2015 Entries for the Wisconsin 4 H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest on Saturday February 7 2015 are due on January 15 2015 The event will be held at Portage High School in Portage WI In the dairy bowl contestants will answer a variety of questions about dairy cattle Next New research to prevent milk fever Laura Hernandez explains her research to prevent milk fever in cows 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

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  • State agencies team up to warn residents of dangerous cold and snow – News from Cooperative Extension
    of breath chest pain nausea vomiting and confusion If you or someone you know experience any of these symptoms or your carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm seek shelter elsewhere immediately and call 911 No doubt furnaces fireplaces wood stoves and other home heating devices will be working overtime during these extremely cold temperatures and that can increase the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning said Karen McKeown State Health Officer Never run a gasoline or propane heater or a grill gas or charcoal inside your home or an unventilated garage Any heating system that burns fuel will produce carbon monoxide Never run a car in an enclosed space If a vehicle is running you must have a door open to the outside Generators should be run a safe distance from the home Never run a generator in the home or garage or right next to windows or doors Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector Warming sites are available for those seeking relief from the extreme cold For a complete list of centers go to http readywisconsin wi gov Pet Precautions While our pets might seem to have built in warm winter coats they too are sensitive to the elements It is recommended to bring them indoors during this bitter weather Dogs and cats can get frost bitten ears nose and feet if left outside during bitter cold weather Chemicals used to melt snow and ice can also irritate pets paws be sure to keep anti freeze salt and other poisons away from pets Cats sometimes crawl under cars and into the engine compartment seeking shelter and warmth Bang on the hood before starting the car on cold days to startle sleeping animals And remember just as cars heat to oven temperature in summer they can be equally deadly in winter when they turn into freezers Don t leave your pet alone in a vehicle It may freeze to death Livestock Precautions Animals can suffer from hypothermia frostbite and other cold weather injuries Harsh conditions weaken their immune systems and open the door to illness Calves and swine are especially susceptible to cold Make sure animals have a place to get out of the wind even if it is just a windbreak or a three sided shelter Also provide dry bedding to protect them from frostbite Animals also burn extra calories to keep warm in severe cold They also need access to fresh water not frozen streams or snow Stock tank heaters and frost proof watering devices will ensure that livestock get enough to drink Livestock owners need to provide extra nutrition plenty of good bedding and protection from winds and moisture says state humane veterinarian Dr Yvonne Bellay Calves often have undetected pneumonia that kills quickly when the temperature drops Be particularly careful with animals that have recently been brought here from a warmer climate or that have been indoors and are now outdoors If they re not acclimated they ll suffer more winter illness On the

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