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Responding to Stress – A New Extension Website

The Resilient Farms, Families, Businesses & Communities: Responding to Stress website has been created by a team of UW-Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison educators and specialists. This collection of resources, available programs, and background information is intended to help mitigate the short and long-term impacts of farm stress. The team is interested in connecting farmers, agricultural professionals, educators […]

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Tractor Safety Certification Course – 2019

Youth under 16 must be certified to operate tractors on public roads or work near dangerous equipment on farms. Certification may be obtained by successfully completing the Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Training Course offered by Extension Taylor County. This program is open to youth: ages 12-15 (must be at least 12 years of age […]

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Alfalfa Stand Assessment and Alternative Forages

Several fact sheets are available on alfalfa stand assessment and alternative forages that can be planted. These include Alfalfa Stand Assessment A3620 (.pdf) The three links below feature the titled articles and also provide access to pdf versions. Forage Options Following Alfalfa Winterkill Emergency Forage Options Fall-Grown Oat Forages: Unique Quality Characteristics Forage Options by […]

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Pricing Standing Hay 2019

What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2019? * One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of a formal commodity market like we have for corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings during the same growing season versus a single year-end harvest for grain crops often with more variation in quality, as […]

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2017 Census of Agriculture – NEWLY RELEASED April 2019

The new 2017 Census of Agriculture has now been released. The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land – whether rural or urban – growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products […]

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