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Efficient cows are environmentally friendly cows

Dairy farms with higher-producing cows create smaller carbon footprints and are more profitable, a win-win situation for everyone, including the cows, according to Victor E. Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension professor and dairy systems management specialist.


Water Action Volunteers play important role in river health

Most Wisconsin residents are likely not aware of it, but volunteer stream monitors made more than 4000 visits to 651 unique stream sites in 56 counties in 2014, reports Wisconsin Action Volunteers coordinator Kris Stepenuck. The program is a joint effort between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin- Extension.


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 the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present educational seminars, workshops, classes and more at various locations across the country.

Buffalo County Ag Innovators program

Youth solve a real-world challenge at the statewide 4-H Ag Innovators Experience Kick-Off

Buffalo County 4-H’ers led a National Ag Day celebration that went beyond promoting agriculture to solving a real-world agriculture challenge. 4-H teen leaders Rachel Hovey of Lookout Legends 4-H and Abby George of Hilltop Climbers 4-H engaged 50 youth in an interactive “Water Windmill Challenge” as part of the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience. The educational event took place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Cochrane – Fountain City School in conjunction with Buffalo County 4-H and 4-H Afterschool programs.