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Farm Ready Research Recorded Webinar Sessions Available

We’re you busy and could not attend some of the webinars available on Farm Ready Research? Learn about equipment, animal care, and safety from our Winter 2020 series. All webinars are now available online for your convenience. This is the most up-to-date information available on dairy production, livestock production and farm management resources. Access webinar […]

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Now Accepting New Master Gardener Volunteer Candidates

Walworth County is accepting new UW-Madison Extension Master Volunteers in 2022! For those that are interested in being a part of the statewide Master Gardener Volunteer program contact Julie Hill, Horticulture Outreach Specialist at julie.hill@wisc.edu, to be included in the local open house for new Master Gardener Volunteer candidates. The next step is to enroll […]

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“Crush and Brush” Gypsy Moth

Are you seeing these caterpillars on your trees or hiding underneath things left lying around the yard? They are gypsy moth caterpillars that are busy eating and getting bigger and bigger until they get ready to change into their adult moth form. The gypsy moth has escalated into one of the most important insect pests […]

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Agronomy/Soils Field Day August 25

The Departments of Soil Science and Agronomy in collaboration with the Arlington Ag Research Station invite you to join us at the Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 25, 2021. We are trying a new format for the field day this year. The tour will consist of six stops with two speakers at each stop. We […]

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Walworth Schools Explore Food Environments Through Virtual Education

When the school-year started in September 2020, students were able to return and learn in Walworth County classrooms. SNAP-Ed funded FoodWIse nutrition educators like Lisa Krolow, however, no longer had the flexibility to join students in-person because of safety restrictions. While virtual programs were growing with prerecorded lessons and asynchronous activities, Walworth elementary teachers were […]

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Fly Control for Cattle Flies

Summer is here with the green grass, sunshine and all the insects that come with the heat. For cattle, flies are some of the most troublesome external parasites. There are numerous species of flies and all of them can have a negative impact on the productivity and profitability of your beef herd. Flies can reduce […]

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Free Weekly Credit Reports

Paying for Your Report Isn’t Necessary. By law, you are entitled to three free credit reports every 12 months–one each from the three credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can now order a free weekly credit report online through April 2022. How to Obtain Your Report : Online […]

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WiBee App Tracks Wild Bee Pollinators

The WiBee App (pronounced wee-bee) is publicly available for anyone to use, whether you are a gardener, grower, student, or just interested in bees. The goal of the WiBee App is to observe and collect data on the abundance and diversity of wild bees visiting blooming crops on your farm. With the app, you complete […]

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Rampant Ravaging Rusts

I really love this time of the year as plants emerge once again after their long winter naps.  I also love the fact that I now get to start looking once again for some of my favorite plant diseases.  At the top of the list at this time of the year are the rust diseases.  […]

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Broadband Expansion Grants

On May 18, 2021, Governor Tony Evers announced that the PSC will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Evers said the Wisconsin Public Service Commission will award the $100 million in federal funding based on a model similar […]

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