County workshop offer a primer, networking for county officials

There’s no official training program for county officials in Wisconsin, but Cooperative Extension’s Local Government Center (LCG) offers the next best thing. Partnering with the Wisconsin Counties Association  (WCA), the LGC hosts the County Officials Workshops, or COWs, in May, every other year, after county elections. Since the series began in 2002, 1,658 county officials […]

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Winter Ag Meetings zero-in on shifting market conditions

Heading into 2017, Wisconsin’s ag community was worried. Rumblings about crop market volatility had both farmers and the bankers who lend to them on edge. So in 2017, Conley, along with Bryan Jensen, Integrated Pest Management specialist for Cooperative Extension and UW horticulture professor, changed up the Annual Agriculture Winter Meeting Series to better meet the needs of farmers. The new spin: pivoting mindsets from growing another bushel to saving another dollar, or focusing on the inputs instead of output.

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Soil testing for the homeowner

Lawn and garden problems can be caused by a variety of issues. Soil testing offers homeowners a way to get at the root of those issues by assessing the nutrient status and soil conditions in their lawn or garden.

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