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Planning for back-to-school shopping

UW-Extension offers tips to help stretch your budget. Contact Peggy Olive, 608-262-6766, polive@wisc.edu or Erin Eggert, 608-269-8722, erin.eggert@ces.uwex.edu With fall just around the corner, school supply lists are starting to appear in stores among the rows of bright colored folders, notebooks, pens and pencils. According to the National Retail Federation, the average family plans to spend […]

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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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New Family Living Agent

My name is Erin Eggert and I am the new Family Living Agent of Monroe County. I am thrilled to be able to join the University of Wisconsin Extension team! I grew up in Madison, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse to earn my bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with […]

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Area Small Fruit Growers need to begin monitoring for Spotted Wing Drosophila

People who grow small fruits, particularly blueberries, raspberries, and similar soft skinned fruits should begin monitoring their fruit crops for the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) flies if they have not been doing so. UW Extension and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture are working with cooperating berry growers around the state to monitor for this pest. The […]

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ENROLLMENT EXTENDED!! 2015 LaCrosse/Monroe County 4-H Summer Camp

ENROLLMENT EXTENDED to June 8th!! We have been able to move the enrollment for 4-H Summer Camp online. There will not be a mail in form this year. Please follow the following steps to successfully enroll in the 2015 La Crosse/Monroe County 4-H Summer Camp. Login to your 4-H Online account at wisconsin.4honline.com. Click “Continue […]

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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 […]

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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

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