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2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp Announced

2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp Depart Saturday, January 21st return Saturday, January 28th, 2017.  Click here for application WHAT: A fun-filled educational week at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Participants will complete an in depth science experience. They will be part of a 6 hour simulated Space Shuttle/Space Station mission, […]


What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]


Herbicide Performance Information

Looking for some unbiased herbicide performance for planning for the 2016 crop year? The University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science group has the results of their research trials at the following web site. University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science Research Reports The reports provide trial results from their work evaluating different herbicide programs and packages […]


Medicare, Medicaid mark 50th anniversary

July 30th marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance programs that provide coverage to nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites. By providing coverage options for the elderly, blind, disabled, children and low-income residents since 1965, Medicaid and Medicare programs have contributed to a decline in the uninsured rate. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care […]

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Physical Activity Benefits, Consequences, and Recommendations

Physical activity through the lifespan is critically important to your health and well-being. Physical activity can have numerous benefits including weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduced risk of certain cancers, increased strength of bones and muscles, improved mental health and mood, improved ability to perform Activities of […]


Cost of Raising Heifers 2013 ICPA Report now Available

The cost of raising dairy replacement calves and heifers is the second largest cost on Wisconsin dairy farms in the production of milk.  Calculating the costs associated with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management.  To augment individual dairy calf and heifer cost of production analysis, the dairy industry […]


Updated Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide Now Available

In late 2013 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture conducted a statewide survey of what farmers and custom operators were charging for doing field work on a custom for hire basis. The updated summary is now available at this link: 2013 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide