Scott Reuss

In 1997, Scott Reuss began serving Marinette County as the UW-Extension Agriculture Agent. Today Scott serves as the Crops/Soils/Horticulture Agent for Marinette, Oconto, and Florence Counties.  His primary role is as Marinette County Agriculture/Horticulture Agent with additional two-county agreements between Oconto County for Agricultural Specialization and Florence County through a 10% buy-out.  Scott’s programming over […]

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Vance Haugen

Vance Haugen continues to organize and conduct a series of pasture walks in the greater Crawford County area that are well attended and continue to attract new people.  Over the past five years he has held 61 pasture walks that have had a total attendance of 1606 people. He has included a wide variety of […]

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Ken Schroeder

Ken Schroeder has served as the Agriculture Educator in Portage County since 2006. Ken Schroeder has been highly active in the area of cover crops, designing and implementing a multi-year study at three locations.  Data collection and analysis were both led by Ken for this project.  Portage County has significant variation in soil characteristics from […]

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Ted Bay

As UW-Extension Crops and Farm Management Agent for Grant and Lafayette Counties, Ted Bay provides educational programming and support for farm management, crop production, nutrient management, and horticulture in southwest Wisconsin. Ted created a local nutrient applicator training program in 1992 which contributed to groundwork for creation of the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin […]

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Peg Reedy

Since 2001, Peg Reedy has served as the UW-Extension Ag Agent for Walworth County. Peg’s primary programming efforts are in agronomy, pasture management, farm management, and farm succession.  Peg also served as the Farm Technology Days Executive Secretary for the past two and a half years. Nutrient management in hay and dealing with horse manure, […]

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Jerry Clark

Jerry Clark has served as Chippewa County’s UW-Extension Crops and Soils Educator since 1998. Jerry served as the Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties Agronomy Educator from 2009-2014. He currently has been appointed to Chippewa County alone. His programming efforts are with Manure and Nutrient Management, Forage Production and Commercial Apple Production. In Chippewa County, custom […]

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Ken Williams

Ken Williams has served as the Waushara County Agricultural Agent since 2005. Before moving to Waushara County Ken served as the UW-Extension Agriculture Agent in Langlade County from 1999 to 2005. With over 200,000 acres utilized for grain production across the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization (CWAS) 7 county area, grain production is very important.  Ken’s […]

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Nav Ghimire

Nav Ghimire has been the Green Lake County Agriculture Agent since 2010.   Nav’s major programming efforts are in Soil and Nutrient Management and Fresh Market Vegetable Production and Management. Nav has taken the lead in his region with nutrient management, by providing farmer training with the end goal of having farmers develop nutrient management plans that […]

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Jamie Patton

Jamie Patton was a tenured Soil Science faculty member at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri before joining UW-Extension in Shawano County in 2013.  Originally from Iowa, Dr. Patton earned her graduate degree from Iowa State, and later her PhD from Oklahoma State University.  She became known in NW Missouri as a valuable resource […]

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Carl Duley

Carl Duley has served as Buffalo County’s Agriculture Agent since 1985.  The majority of Carl’s programming efforts are in Farm Management and Safety and Agronomy (hops and malting barley). Carl was one of the key leaders in developing the Management Assessment Center (MAC) program.  This program was initially designed to evaluate management skills of owner/managers […]

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Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin served as the Fond du Lac County Crops and Soil Agent from 1988 to 2015 where his programming focused on forage and grain crop production, marketing and management.  A combined 100,000 acres of alfalfa and corn silage are grown in Fond du Lac County to support the forage needs of the dairy industry […]

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Kevin Jarek

Kevin Jarek has served as the Outagamie County Agriculture Agent since 1999.  Kevin’s main program efforts are in the area of crops, soils and horticulture. Kevin’s scholarly work has focused on crop production, conservation tillage and nutrient management to help improve farm profitability, while protecting natural resources, especially surface and groundwater, an important priority issue […]

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Mike Ballweg

Mike Ballweg has been the Sheboygan County Crops and Soils Agriculture Agent since 1987.  The majority of Mike’s work falls into the areas of Agronomy to include grain and forage crops, cover crops, soil conservation  and support for commercial horticulture. In 2012 Mike worked with the ANRE program area and DATCP secretary Ben Brancel to […]

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Otto Wiegand

Otto Wiegand has served as the Agriculture Agent in Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties since 2004. His major program areas are Livestock, Dairy and Forages. He is headquartered at the Ag Research Station in Spooner. Since he began his position, Otto has worked closely with the NW Wisconsin Graziers Network. His efforts have included organizing […]

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Kevin Schoessow

Kevin Schoessow serves Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties as the UW-Extension Agriculture Development Agent. Kevin is based at the Spooner Ag Research Station office in Spooner. His major program focus are in the areas of Small Scale Commercial Fruit & Vegetables and Agriculture Development. The major project within Fruit & Vegetable production centers on cold […]

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Craig Saxe

Craig Saxe has served the citizens of Juneau County since 1994 as the UW-Extension Agriculture Agent. The majority of Craig’s work falls into the areas of Dairy, Forages/Grazing and Horticulture. Craig has focused much of his Dairy programming on foraging, feeding and one-on-one consultations. Juneau is one of seven counties that make up the Central […]

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Greg Blonde

Greg Blonde, Waupaca County as the UW-Extension Ag Agent since 1984, focuses on three major areas: dairy/farm business management, crop production and soil/water conservation. Greg works closely with both Ag industry professionals and producers to improve farm business management skills, including past programs and publications through outreach efforts called Farming in Difficult Times. He also […]

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Trisha Wagner

Trisha Wagner has served as the Jackson County Agriculture Educator since 2008. Trisha’s primary areas of programming for the needs of her clientele are: farm risk management, soils and nutrient management and sustainable food systems. Trisha has been active in the nutrient management, dairy and FARM teams statewide and served in leadership roles for these […]

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Ken Schroeder (2012)

Ken Schroeder has served as the Agriculture Educator in Portage County since 2006.   Ken’s programming reaches beyond the Portage County lines as the commercial vegetable production specialist for the Central Wisconsin Agriculture Specialization Team. Ken has cultivated excellent working relationships with clientele, key industries, and state and local agencies and has used these partnerships to […]

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Rhonda Gildersleeve

Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW-Extension Grazing Specialist, provides research-based educational programming and information for Wisconsin’s pasture-based dairy and livestock producers in cooperation with local UW-Extension agents as well as other government agency partners and non-profit organizations. Rhonda was promoted to Professor (2014) in the Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences based on her scholarly contributions to […]

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