Safe handling key to avoid illness from backyard poultry flocks

Contact Barbara Ingham, 608-263-7383, bhingham@wisc.edu More and more people are raising flocks of poultry in their urban backyards in Wisconsin and across the U.S. As the practice becomes legal in more areas and grows in popularity, experts recommend observing safe handling practices to avoid illness caused from poultry or eggs. According to the Centers for […]

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Summertime safety – at fairs, festivals, and farm tourism venues

Millions of people visit county and state fairs, farm festivals, and “agritourism” destinations every summer. The increase in attendance at these venues has also brought an increase of interest in how to keep agritourism visitors safe and prevent injuries and illnesses that can occur at farms and festivals that feature potentially dangerous activities.

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Farmer to Farmer website links forage buyers to sellers

Dairy farmers in various parts of Wisconsin experienced severe alfalfa winterkill and injury this past winter. Because of these losses, there may be an interest in selling hay from counties with surplus forage inventories to areas of the state in need of forages. The Farmer to Farmer website http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu can facilitate that process.

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