Helping cows keep their cool

New UW researcher and Wis. dairy farm collaborate on animal welfare research PUBLISHED ON September 30, 2018 MADISON — On hot days, the cows at Rosy-Lane Holsteins are given cool showers while they’re being milked. And the farm’s newborn calves are housed in pairs to enhance their social and cognitive development. Jennifer Van Os wants […]

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Youth Risk Behavior – Newsletter

Newsletters that are created by Extension Educators – from survey results by the DPI in their Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  The last survey was administered in the fall of 2017. . . the next one will be coming in the spring of 2019. The survey has encompassed all of CESA 3 (25 schools) – and […]

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Farm Safety Week – September 16-22, 2018

In an interview with Cheryl Skjolaas, she talks about the annual event. National Farm Safety Week this year is September 16th through the 22nd. There are a lot of different occupational hazards within farming because we cover such a diverse type of agriculture and especially here in Wisconsin as we will not only be harvesting […]

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Corn Disease and Mycotoxins

What to Expect from Stalk Rot and Mycotoxins in Severely Diseased and Damaged Corn September 11, 2018/in Corn, Corn Disease, Ear rot, Mycotoxins, Stalk rot, Tar Spot, Urgent /by damonsmith Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Corn is looking pretty rugged in many areas of the Wisconsin corn belt. Areas in […]

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Cedar Crest Flavor Contest Now Open

Published on September 12, 2018 by brenda.scheider It’s time to create a new ice cream flavor!  Create yours and then enter the Cedar Crest Ice Cream flavor contest by going to: http://www.cedarcresticecream.com/about-us/2018-cedar-crest-ice-cream-4-h-flavor-contest/ The deadline for entries is OCTOBER 1!! This year there will be FIVE finalists chosen, who will all receive a prize.  The club […]

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WI Honey Producers Poster Contest

Published on September 11, 2018 by tracy.malterer The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association are sponsoring a Poster Contest for youth statewide. 2018 THEME: Honey Bees: Jobs They Do! Divisions:  2nd grade & under 3rd – 5th grades 6th – 8th grades 9th – 12th grades Prizes for Each Division: 1st – $35; 2nd – $25; 3rd […]

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From Pinholes to Space Telescopes: Online Workshop for Informal Educators

Published on September 12, 2018 by anna.demers Please join for a free online workshop all about light, optics, and the evolution of the telescope. Through hands-on activities, forum discussions, and live webinars, you’ll learn about how telescopes use lenses and mirrors to organize light to form images of distant objects. During this workshop, we will […]

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Living with Diabetes – Lunch Bunch

September 10th – plan to bring your lunch and join the Lafayette County HCE in the County Board Room from noon – 1:00 p.m. The topic:  Living with Diabetes, Joan Bahr – Southwest Health Center Joan will discuss: *Medications and diet to control blood sugar levels *Give an overview of “what diabetes is”

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Holy Tar Spot, Batman!

August 29, 2018 Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1. Tar Spot on Corn From the Arlington Agriculture Experiment station in 2018. The phone has been ringing off the hook over the past week. In fact, this morning I had to dump my voicemail as it wouldn’t take any more […]

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Inspire Kids to Do 4-H Contest Official Rules

INSPIRE KIDS TO DO PHOTO CONTEST PRESENTED BY NATIONAL 4‑H COUNCIL OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: Inspire Kids to Do Photo Contest – presented by National 4‑H Council (the “Promotion”) consists of a photo with caption skill contest (the […]

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