Jersey Valley Lake Sampling, August 2013

Jersey Valley Lake Sampling

August 13, 2013 UW Discovery Farms started the Jersey Valley Discovery Watershed project in October 2010 with five edge-of-field sites and two stream sites. In the spring of 2011, two sampling sites within Jersey Valley Lake and one site at the edge of the city were added to get a more holistic view of the […]

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Discover: UW Discovery Farms Producer Led Steering Committee

August 13, 2012 Maybe you’ve read pieces from us before that mention our steering committee. UW-Discovery Farms conducts on-farm research, but perhaps the more unique and certainly most important part of our program is that we continue to be producer-led. The Discovery Farms Program is provided oversight, direction and assistance/guidance by a steering committee comprised […]

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Discover: Spring is calving season at Saxon Homestead Farm

April 3, 2012 Saxon Homestead Farm has participated in the Discovery Farms Program since 2004. This dairy operation utilizes spring seasonal calving, modeled after methods used by New Zealand and Irish dairy farmers. This 5th generation family partnership of Robert and Karl Klessig and families have been practicing spring seasonal calving and rotational grazing for […]

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Multi-state Discovery Farms Organizations Collaborate to Enhance Programs

August 17, 2011 Discovery Farms programs similar to the pilot project initiated in Wisconsin have been started in Arkansas, Minnesota and North Dakota.  This summer, the North Dakota Discovery Farms program held a tour of their participating farms for producers and researchers to discuss the successes and challenges of North Dakota’s program.  Since the dynamics […]

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Internship Experiences: My Observations While Weed Wacking

July 21, 2011 This past Sunday I received a call at about 7:30 at night by Amber Radatz, one of our Outreach Specialists.  She was not calling me to see what was going on, but rather to tell me what I would be doing the next two days while working at UW Discovery Farms.  She told […]

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Discover Trisha Wagner (Part 2)

July 5th, 2011 Here is the second part of our interview with Trisha Wagner, the Jackson County UW-Extension Agricultural Agent.  The interview talks about the test plot Wagner is helping with and how UW Discovery Farms is chipping in. Posted by jtsimonson@wisc.edu

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Discover Trisha Wagner (Part 1)

June 30, 2011 Trisha Wagner is the Agricultural Agent for Jackson County UW-Extension.  I sat down with her for an interview about being an extension agent and the outlook on Jackson County’s agriculture sector. There will be a second part coming later next week.  Posted by jtsimonson@wisc.edu  

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Technology Changes at UW Discovery Farms

June 23, 2011 UW Discovery Farms is pushing to engage more people in our research and mission.  To do that we are  bringing our information to you in even better ways than before.  Over the past year you may have seen some of these improvements begin to take shape.  This blog is one improvement.  It […]

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Discover: Kevan Klingberg

UW Discovery Farms is starting a new “Discover” series on our blog.  This series will be interviews  featuring Discovery Farms employees, researchers, farmers, industry leaders and so much more. Our first Discover is Kevan Klingberg.  He is an Outreach Specialist for UW Discovery Farms.  He has been with UW Discovery farms for 10 years, since September, 2001. We asked […]

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Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award Seeking Nominees

June 3, 2011 The Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award is once again seeking nominations for the 2012 award.  This award is given to a deserving farmer who represents the values of Aldo Leopold.  Leopold was a pioneer in responsible stewardship and environmental practices in Wisconsin during the 1900’s. The winner of this award recieves a $10,000 […]

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