Farming’s dangers noted

March 27, 2018

Eau Claire County UW-Extension agriculture agent Mark Hagedorn was saddened when he heard about the deaths of two farmers Saturday in a silo near Barron.


Youth learn about 4-H during Project Discovery Day

Merrill Foto News
March 21, 2018

Sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County, Project Discovery Day is designed to provide youth in 5-year-old kindergarten and older, a chance to discover what they can learn and do in 4-H.


Watch your ears! Farmers still suffer hearing loss

March 19, 2018

Cheryl Skjolaas, agricultural safety and health specialist at the University of Wisconsin Center for Ag Safety and Health, says there is a considerable diversity in noise exposure by farm type. Farming and fishery has the second highest prevalence of hearing loss history behind construction, with 22 percent of farmers reporting hearing problems.


Research aimed at helping cranberry industry

Wisconsin State Journal
March 18, 2018

The research of Amaya Atucha, an assistant professor, UW-Extension specialist and Gottschalk Chair for cranberry research in the university’s horticulture department, focuses on how cranberry plants are able to withstand subfreezing temperatures during winter, as well as strategies to reduce the impact of frost and winter stress in cranberry plants.