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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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 […]

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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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