UW-Extension Fond du Lac County aims to make Fond du Lac County agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources.
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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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Pesticide Applicator Training

Fond du Lac County will be hosting two sessions for Pesticide Applicators Training. Each session will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UW-Fond du Lac room AE-205/206 with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. The dates will be: Wednesday, February 13                                               Monday, March 5 The fee is $35 per person which does not include lunch. You may bring […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training with Simultaneous Spanish Translation January 30th

Similar to last year, a pesticide applicator training designed specifically for Spanish-speaking individuals will be held on January 30th in Fond du Lac County. The training will be presented in English and simultaneously interpreted into Spanish by a team of professional language interpreters. The day will also include Worker Protection Standard training for workers and […]

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Registration is Now Open for the Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Workshop

The Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water are once again partnering with the Dodge County Alliance to host the second annual Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Workshop in 2018 on Wednesday, February 7th and the Follow-up at the Farm Shop on Thursday Feb. 8th. The workshop will be held at the Juneau Community Center. Local Producers […]

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