Pepin School-Kids in the Kitchen Afterschool / 4-H Smart Families Program

The Kids in the Kitchen Program/4-H Food Smart Families program is co-coordinated by Dean Berendt, the 6th grade teacher and Marie Ritscher, 4-H Youth Development Agent in Pepin County, working closely with Jill Riesgraf, Pepin Grade School lead teacher. With the help of other Pepin School Staff the Kids in the Kitchen Program is a hands-on educational and fun […]

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Is Robotic Milking Right for my Farm?

During the past couple of decades, robotic milking systems have been installed on many farms throughout the world. The main goals for these system include: reduce labor, increase milking frequency, increase milk production, and improve quality of life. As with any major capital investment, the benefits afforded by these systems must to be objectively weighed […]

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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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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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