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2016 MOCO 4-H Summer Camp

Summer Camp Enrollment is open. Click here for the online form. Base Camp Grades 3rd-6th — Theme activities are being planned and activities such as swimming, boating, crafts, games, adventure trail, nature center, campfires and much more will be included! Fun, teamwork, making new friends and outdoor activities are always a part of 4-H cabin camp. […]

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Monroe County Tractor and Machine Safety Course

The below information contains the informational letter as well as the registration paperwork. The Class will run June 20-22. 8am-4pm. They will be 8 hour class days. Youth must attend all class time to obtain the mandatory 24 hours of training. The 2016 Tractor & Machinery Safety Packet

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Second Session of StrongWomen Coming in April!

A second session of the StrongWomen program is coming in April! Classes will take place both in Sparta and Tomah. Classes are available to previous participants and new participants. The StrongWomen program is an evidence-based strength training program shown to increase strength and bone density while improving balance and ability to do activities of daily […]


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 […]


Clover College a HUGE success

ON January 16th Monroe County 4-H Partnered with Vernon County 4-H to hold Clover College at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge. The event was attended by 32 Cloverbuds & Explorers, a record attendance. There were many activities that the Junior Leaders led and taught. In the first two sessions Cloverbuds made homemade puff paint […]


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