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Fresh Market Produce Workshop Scheduled for February 17th at Ontario

UW Extension will be conducting a workshop addressing several fresh market produce management related topics at the Ontario, WI Community Center on Wednesday, February 17th. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with presentations starting promptly at 9:00. Presentations will wrap up at approximately 12:15 pm. This year’s workshop will feature the following topics and presenters: […]

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Cloverlink Attachments

There were many forms associated with the January/February 2016 Cloverlink. These are the forms for the items in the Newsletter. 2016 Fur, Fin, & Feather Entry Form (Cloverbud included) 2016 Full Fur, Fin, & Feather Guidelines and Schedule La-CrosseMonroe-Pork-Producers Application Form Western Wisconsin Beef Producers Scholarship Form Festival of Arts Guidelines and Registration Forms

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Additional StrongWomen Class added to Sparta!

Due to the overwhelming demand for the StrongWomen program in Sparta, we have ADDED a class! The additional class is 8-weeks long and will run from 11:15am-12:15pm on Wednesdays and Fridays starting February 3rd. Please see the flyer below for more information or call the Extension office!

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February is Heart Health Month

  February is Heart Health month! Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States with almost half of all Americans having some form. The term “heart disease” includes diseases of the blood vessels or coronary arteries (plaque buildup or atherosclerosis), irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart defects. Heart […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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