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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StrongBodies Classes for Women and Men – January, 2019

This strength-training program is for both women and men, with an emphasis on those 40 years of age and older. Previous classes have included participants from 40 to over 90 years of age. In addition to building stronger bones, the program increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Preregistration is required. New participants age 70 and over […]

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Donating to Food Pantries

While food pantries need food donations all year long, the fall and winter holidays often are a time for food drives and extra individual donations. This recent UW-Extension article gives guidelines for making your food donations.

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National Agricultural Statistics Service – Wisconsin

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a […]

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Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

A new version of the Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide was released in March 2018. The Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017 (.pdf) includes data on: manure services land tillage operations planting operations fertilizer and chemical applications haylage harvest operations hay harvest operations hay baling, wrapping, and hauling corn silage harvest operations silage bagging harvesting grain and […]

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Community garden

Community Gardens in Medford

The purpose of the Community Gardens is to provide a low-cost gardening site for community members to grow vegetables. Gardening season is winding down and current renters should have their beds cleaned out by November 15. If you have garlic or  perennial vegetables, please mark those squares. Those who rented gardens this year should reserve […]

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