Why Pasteurize? The Dangers of Consuming Raw Milk

Why Pasteurize? The Dangers of Consuming Raw Milk B. Ingham, University of Wisconsin-Extension, October 2014   Milk is a natural liquid food. It is nutrient-rich; it contributes high-quality protein, essential vitamins, and minerals, including calcium, to the diet. Since prehistoric times humans have used milk in many ways: to drink; to churn into butter; to […]

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Drinking Raw Milk a Source of Illness in Local Students

NEWS RELEASE:  10/28/14  Drinking raw milk a source of illness in local students: UW-Extension urges consumers to avoid drinking unpasteurized milk.      A recent outbreak of illness tied to the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk sickened youth at a local high school. This has prompted food safety specialists with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to […]

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Cover Crop Field Day

The use of cover crops to improve and maintain soil health has been practiced and promoted by farmers for centuries, and it is the standard procedure in nature! In this program we will explore some of the science behind soil health and cover crops, how to incorporated these principles into your farm management, and the long‐term benefits they bring to your farm’s productivity.

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Soil Sampling Season Just Around the Corner

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland . Soil Samples provide information on the variation that exists in the field and show how nutrients are distributed across the farm, as well as provide a basis for monitoring the change in farm fertility over time.

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Farmers Urged to Check for Ergot

Durand, Wis. – Farmers with animals in pasture should check for their grass forages for the presence of ergot which can be toxic to cattle, sheep, swine and horses.  “The cool, wet spring provided conditions favorable to ergot development,” said Mike Travis, Pepin County Agriculture Agent.   Ergot is a fungal disease that affects wild and […]

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