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Check Out the Second Annual Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Field Day

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water, a sustainability-based farmer led group, will be holding its second annual field day called “Covers and Climate,” on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at the Hammer & Kavazanjian Farms located at W7591 County Road E in Beaver Dam. The Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water have a mission […]

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Dairy Grazing Profitability Pasture Walk

Wisconsin Farmers Union, Glacierland RC&D, Organic Valley, Fond du Lac County Land and Water, & the Floods are hosting a Pasture Walk at Dan & Wendy Flood’s Organic Dairy Farm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Floods practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their organic dairy herd.  They graze 80 […]

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Forage Councils to hold Twilight Meeting on June 20th

Every year the Forage Councils for Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties rotate hosting their annual Twilight meeting. This year’s Dodge and Fond du Lac County Forage Councils’ Twilight Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at the Michels Family Farm just east of Lomira, WI. The Michels Family Farm milks 375 cows and […]

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2018 Alfalfa Quality Watch Quality Information from 5/23/18

A rainy and cool May has presented challenges for planting corn and beans. Hopefully the weather will give us a break as first crop alfalfa harvest nears. Growing Degree Days for 2018 are running about 2 – 4 days behind long term normals, (Base 50). Alfalfa growth and fiber concentrations will increase rapidly with impending […]

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When Do I Cut? Predicting Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly. To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting. The PEAQ method […]

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Dodge County Forage Council Winter Meeting

Come hear about ways to assist with the delicate balance of transitioning ownership of your farm, utilize grass forage and silage inoculants, assess your alfalfa stand, beware of waterhemp, enter the Forage Contest, and earn CEU credit! Producers, consultants, agronomists, and nutritionists are invited to attend the 2018 Dodge County Forage Council Winter Meeting on […]

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Dicamba / Auxin Training

The following herbicide products are Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). This means that you have to be a Certified Pesticide Applicator to both buy AND apply (this includes mixing and loading) these products. Pesticide Certification continues  at your local Extension office as in the past. However these product  have additional training requirements for  use. Engenia™ [EPA […]

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Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Registration Open

The eight-location 2017 Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting tour will come to Dodge County on Monday, December 4th. Dodge County University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) invites area crop consultants, agronomy supply specialists, farmers, and other interested parties to attend the 2017 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management meeting in Juneau at the Dodge County Administration […]

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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’ […]

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