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e-CloverLink Digest

e-Cloverlink 1st Week of April, 2018 Gardening Workshop: There is a Terrarium/Dish Garden workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018 10 am – Noon Where: Sparta Floral, 636 E Montgomery St, Sparta What: Sparta Floral will help our 4-Hers create a Terrarium or Dish Garden.  Starting with an empty dish or tank that you bring […]

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S.T.E.P.S. Walking Challenge

Interested in increasing your physical activity? Being motivated to exercise? Being part of a team? Walking for prizes?   Join the S.T.E.P.S. Challenge TODAY! S.T.E.P.S. is a walking challenge where teams of 2-6 people will walk from Monroe County, WI to Monroe County, NY over 10 weeks. The team to make it there AND BACK […]

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4-H Photos For All

Monroe County 4-H is going to create a public photo album.These photos can be used to promote Monroe County 4-H on social media and new releases. They can also be in club brochures or member record books. The link to the folder is: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NYOP5GhRdWqpBLGKlSywwomyflBkqp0M?usp=sharing . These photos will respect wishes of the parents expressed in 4-H Online […]

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2017 Wisconsin Custom Farm Rate Survey Now Available

An updated Wisconsin Custom Rate Survey of the cost for common farming operations is available from USDA-NASS:  2017 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide The data were collected last fall. For most operations, the cost has increased 1% to 3.5% since the 2013 survey (the last one done).  

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NOV. & DEC 2017 Cloverlink

The Nov. & Dec. 2017 Cloverlink is here. NOV. & DEC 2017 Cloverlink Record Book Input Form: https://goo.gl/forms/QsABtHENDu9dnHGy1 Clover College January 27, 2018 at Justin Trails. Starts 12:30 pm Clover College Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/WnkhMeNX44v4sps83 Camp Counselor Training Weekend: http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/programs/outreach-programs/publicprograms/counselor-training-weekend/

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Low-Cost Exercise Classes

UW Extension offers a variety of low-cost exercise programs for many different ability levels! Check out the flyer below for a brief description of each, then click the links below to get a more in-depth look! Click here to learn more about the STRONGBODIES program! Click here to learn more about the Walk with Ease […]

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Tractor and Machinery Safety Class Scheduled for June 19-21

The Tractor Safety and Certification Course will be held on June 19- 21, 2017 at the Barney Center, 1000 E. Montgomery St., Sparta.  The course is taught by UW Extension Agents, Tomah, Brookwood, and Sparta Ag Teachers, with presentations/ demonstrations by Sparta Area Fire Department, and Law Enforcement.  The course will run from 8:00 a.m. […]

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UW Extension Cattle Feeders Workshop Series to be held at Sparta Feb 23rd.

How Fed Cattle Traits Influence Buyer Interest, Nutrition from Weaning to Finish and Market Outlook and Factors Influencing Price Discover will be featured at the workshop scheduled for Thursday evening, February 23rd ,at Jakes Northwoods in Sparta. Rod Kundtsen, manager of the  Equity sale barn at Sparta will lead a discussion on traits that buyers […]

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UW Crop Management Workshop Slated for February 16th.

UW Extension will be hosting a workshop focusing on Crop Management During in Low Margin Years on February 16 at Jakes Northwoods, Sparta.  The workshop will provide farmers current information they can use to make informed decisions on crop management when dealing with the current low margin economics conditions. Topics and presenter are: Fundamental Soil […]

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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 […]

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