Cattle Feeders Workshops

Be in the know about the upcoming market and healthcare changes. Attend the Cattle Feeders workshop for more details about 2023 market opportunities, antibiotic and implant use changes, and how to improve your handling facilities and stockmanship UW-Madison Cattle Feeders Clinic will be held at the Country Aire in Stratford on Monday, February 13, 2023, […]

Artificial Insemination Training

Join Extension in learning how to Artificially Inseminate your own cattle.  When and Where: Online:  April 18-19th from 7 – 9 p.m. In Person:  April 27th from 4 – 6:30 p.m. and April 28th from 9 a.m. – Noon at Bach Farms, W861 Co Rd A, Dorchester, WI This four (partial) day workshop is designed for […]

BQA Certification Dates Offered!

Beef Quality Assurance Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state-implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers on how common-sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can […]

Donating to Food Pantries

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

Taylor County In-Person Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing

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. […]

Access to Extension Office

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 […]

StrongBodies Video

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. Stay well!

Japanese Beetles –

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Industrial Hemp

Growing Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin Visit the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for information 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 […]

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 […]

Wisconsin Local Food Locator

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. […]

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