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Manitowoc harvest better than expected, given tough growing season

Herald Times Reporter

“I guess the best thing to say is that all things considered, our crops are better than I would have guessed given all the challenges we had this year,” said Scott Gunderson, agriculture specialist for the University of Wisconsin Extension in Manitowoc County. “It’s looking a lot better than I thought 3½ months ago. I didn’t think alfalfa would come through the way it did.”


4-H members learn value of giving back

Wisconsin State Farmer

In a time when young people are often criticized for their lack of drive and willingness to give back, 4-Hers from around the state are demonstrating that these naysayers are wrong.


Extension agent in Tanzania

Barron News Shield  

Tim Jergenson, agricultural, natural resources and horticultural agent for the Barron County University of Wisconsin-Extension, recently went to Tanzania for two weeks to share his technical skills and expertise with local farmers.


Wisconsin talks its way to the top of the 4-H contest

Hoard’s Dairyman

The team from the Badger State consisted of Ben Buske, Matthew Gunst, Dawson Nickels, and Kylie Nickels, and their coaches were Linda Behling and Carrie Warmka. All four teammates earned All American honors, but even more impressively, they also all finished in the top 5 individually for reasons.


Challenges remain for those with food insecurity

Star Times

Just because a person has a full belly it doesn’t mean the need for food isn’t a problem.

April Martell, FoodWIse coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Extension in Juneau County said there is a difference between being hungry and food insecure.


Wisconsin Team Garners National 4-H Title

Dairy Herd Management

The team from Wisconsin took home top honors in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday, October 2. The Wisconsin team of Ben Buske, Dawson Nickels, Kylie Nickels and Matthew Gunst finished the contest as the top team overall and the first-place team in reasons, with all the team members placing in the top five for reasons.