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StrongWomen Program Coming to Monroe County

Erin Eggert, Family Living Agent with UW Extension Monroe County, is starting a StrongWomen program in January 2016. StrongWomen is a strength training program designed for middle-aged and older women to improve strength, bone density, and balance. The program is 10 weeks long and is set to start the week of January 18th. Please see […]

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Tips for Preparing Your Holiday Turkey

  The biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints. “Whether you choose a fresh or frozen turkey is up […]


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 […]

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4-H Re-Enrollment Proceedure

Re-enrollment: Please try to re-enroll by November 1st. If you re-enroll after the Nov. 15th we will follow the County Policy of a $5 late fee per member enrolling, your enrollment will be held as pending until your Club leader or the Extension office receive the necessary fees. New families are exempt from this deadline. […]


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