What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]

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Pepin School-Kids in the Kitchen Afterschool Program

On April 19, students at Pepin Elementary School experienced an afterschool program that promoted “Healthy Happy Celebrations”, the theme was based around kid-friendly healthy snacks and games that encouraged physical activity. This session also included a leadership component where, 6th grade students served as mentors/teachers for the Kids in the Kitchen program.  Their responsibility, with […]

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University of Wisconsin-Extension hosted its 10th annual Reality Check event March 31at Durand High School, teaching students about life after high school.

University of Wisconsin-Extension hosted its 10th annual Reality Check event March 31, 2016 at Durand High School, teaching students about life after high school.Students from Durand, Mondovi, Cochrane-Fountain City, Plum City, Elmwood, Pepin, and Gilmanton gathered to work through a simulation that reflected about a month of life as a mid-20 year old March 31. Students worked […]

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Are Your Agricultural Vehicles Road Ready and Legal for 2016?

Dunn County UW-Extension and Dunn County Farm Bureau will be hosting an Implements of Husbandry (IoH) Update meeting on Thursday, March 24 1-3 pm at the Dunn County Community Services Building, room 54 (auditorium), 3001 US Hwy 12 East, Menomonie.

Farmers, agribusinesses and local town officials are invited to attend a seminar presenting updates to Wisconsin Act 377- Implements of Husbandry (IoH) law regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways. Speakers will include: Cheryl Skjolaas, UW-Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist and Rob Richard, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. In addition, area implement dealers will be providing farm machinery for hands-on demonstrations to determine weight limits with examples of axel weight calculations, additional requirements for lighting, size, etc.

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ROW CROP PRODUCTION MEETING MARCH 10

UW-Extension and Pepin County Farm Management Club are hosting a workshop for farmers and agronomists that will address timely crop production issues as we prepare for the 2016 growing season.

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Ag Scholarship Opportunity

Pat Keliher Ag Scholarship Graduating high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary Ag Education programs and current  2 and 4 year college students, who are entered in a post-secondary Ag Education program, including Farm Broadcasting or Agri-Media studies, are eligible for the  $500.00 Pat Keliher Ag Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded at WAXX 104.5’s […]

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