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Introduction to Agricultural Chemical Safety

We use agricultural chemicals for many different purposes around the farm and in the field.  These chemicals may include pesticides, insecticide, rodenticides, cleaning solvents, and even medications.  Every chemical has the potential to be harmful to humans, but each varies significantly in the risk they present to us.  Proper handling procedures can reduce the risk […]

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Heifer Blueprint: Assessing Failure of Passive Transfer in Calves

Colostrum management practices are considered successful when: 90% of the tested calves have a serum total protein concentration ≥ 5.2 g/dl 80% of tested calves have a serum total protein concentration ≥ 5.5 g/dl In the UW-Extension Heifer Blueprint Assessing Failure of Passive Transfer, Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd and Fond du Lac County […]

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Dermal Exposure to Chemicals

Exposure to your skin, or dermal exposure, is the most common way for chemicals to enter your body.  In the video “Dermal Exposure to Chemicals” (English & Spanish), UW-Extension Brown County Agriculture Educator Liz Binversie discusses how individuals can be exposed to chemicals, how the different areas of the body absorb chemicals at different rates, […]

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Pricing Wet Corn

It’s that time of the year when farmers monitor the weather waiting anxiously for moisture in corn kernels to drop before their final harvest begins. Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent, says “a bushel of dry shell corn weighs 56 pounds at 15% percent kernel moisture. That’s over eight pounds of water in each bushel of ‘dry’ […]


Respiratory Health with Dusty and Moldy Grain

Wisconsin farmers working feverishly to get crops harvested before the snow flies may find themselves exposed to a variety of dust. Breathing grain dust can affect your comfort and is a health concern for all in the grain industry. In the October/November 2017 Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Rural Route article Respiratory Health With Dusty & Moldy […]