An in-person Private Applicator General Farming PAT training and testing will be held on March 24, 2023, at the Education Center, 624 College Street, Medford. By attending this training, you may pass the test with a 50% score. 8:30 a.m. registration, training starts promptly at 9 a.m. Testing (2 hours allotted) begins at 1 p.m. […]
Please note: All county buildings, including the County/USDA Service Center where the Extension office is located, is open for public access however, Extension Educators are most often working remotely with clients and partners and are not in the office on a regular basis. If you need information or materials or think that you have a […]
Extension Taylor County provides programs and information about many topics. Please complete this contact form if you would like to receive email notices or mailings to keep you up to date about our programming and other information. We will maintain your privacy, and we will not share your contact information with others. Your phone number […]
For anyone who would like to keep exercising while practicing social distancing and staying home, this video of a full StrongBodies class (Strong Women, Strong Bones) may provide inspiration and guidance. https://www.pbs.org/video/university-place-strong-women-strong-bones/ Stay well!
Among the most destructive pests in yards and gardens is the Japanese beetle, a relative newcomer to Taylor County. Although they have been creating problems in more southern parts of the state for some time, they have not been a serious problem here until the last few years, when we have had a few landowners […]
Extension has a new publication featuring a month-by-month chart of what produce is in season. What’s in Season?
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 […]
Growing Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin Visit the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for information https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/IndustrialHemp.aspx about how to grow industrial hemp under the pilot research program that was newly authorized by the Wisconsin Legislature. From the DATCP website, you may access links to additional industrial hemp information, and you may register to receive […]
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 […]
An updated version of the Directory of Services for families and other residents of Taylor County is now available. Find phone numbers and addresses of services related to health, education, employment, housing, food, recreation, and more. Hard copies will be available in May through the UW-Extension office and other sources.
A growing interest in eating local foods has led to the development of the Wisconsin Local Food Locator. This new website helps consumers find local food producers/vendors (farmers markets, farm food stands, CSAs, and other local sources) and provides producers with a way to let consumers know where they are located and what they sell. […]