Why do we need cows?

Michel Wattiaux, Professor Department of Dairy Science UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences wattiaux@wisc.edu 608-263-3493 3:03 – Total time 0:17 – Why do we need dairy cows 0:53 – Cows helping society 1:27 – Cows helping the poor 1:51 – Empowering women 2:26 – The future of livestock worldwide 2:55 – Lead out TRANSCRIPT […]

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What’s the latest on food product dating?

According to the USDA, up to 30 percent of food may be lost or wasted at the retail or consumer level. One source of food waste arises from consumers or retailers throwing away wholesome food because of confusion about the meaning of dates displayed on the label.

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Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program seeks volunteers

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program is dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding, and stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources through an ever-growing network of master naturalist volunteers. Now in its fifth year, the program is opening registration for the 2017 volunteer training courses across Wisconsin.

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Refuel Wisconsin with wood energy webinars scheduled for March

Two free webinars will provide the basics about using wood energy for heating. Topics covered include different types of wood fuels, wood burning appliances, the economics and available financial assistance to help offset the cost of converting to wood. Anyone who is interested in learning more about renewable energy, and specifically wood energy, will benefit.

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2017 Agronomy Day planned for Feb. 23, 2017

Sharpening the pencil to analyze the cost of crop production is more important than ever with commodity prices at or below production costs. It is critical to focus on crops enterprise budgets as well as the whole farm balance sheets. These are among the topics to be discussed at the University of Wisconsin-Extension 2017 Agronomy Day to be held on Feb. 23, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. at the Five Pillars Restaurant, Random Lake.

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