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Wood County successfully hosted the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin for a second time

The 65th Wisconsin Farm Technology Days brought together food producers, industry professionals and local consumers to showcase the latest innovations in agricultural technology. The three-day outdoor event attracts over 40,000 people each year, operating across 400+ acres of a host family’s farm for field harvest demonstrations, parking and the trade show. About 800 commercial exhibitors […]

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UW Cooperative Extension Transition Update – 7/24/18

Institutional authority for Cooperative Extension officially transferred from UW-Extension to UW-Madison on July 1, 2018. This date also began a “transition year” for Cooperative Extension. What does this mean? For partners like you, there are not many changes at this time. Our mission, programming, staff and offices will remain the same. We will continue to […]

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Silvopasture Workshop Scheduled for August 3 and 4, 2018

Farmers know that trees can provide valuable shade for livestock, as well as income from timber and habitat for wildlife. However, usually farmers are told to keep cattle and other livestock away from trees to prevent soil erosion and other environmental damage. Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that intentionally integrates livestock and pasture with trees in a way that benefits both the environment and the farm. University of Wisconsin-Extension, University of Minnesota Extension, the Wallace Center Pasture Project, and the Savanna Institute will jointly host a silvopasture workshop in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota on Aug. 3 and 4, 2018.

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FoodWIse’s FNV campaign wins international social marketing award

The FNV “fruits and veggies” campaign promotes increased consumption of fruits and vegetables to alter the behavior of young adults across America. In 2017, Partnership for a Healthier America and a collective of Wisconsin-based partners worked with more than 60 community organizations and retailers, placed more than 15 billboards, served 17,552 transit impressions and received 23 million digital impressions and 14 million social media impressions. 

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