Poverty Simulation

POVERTY SIMULATION – Towne Bank – Darlington Wednesday, November 1st | 5:30-8:30PM (3 hours) What is a Poverty Simulation? In a simulation, participants are divided into different families, all facing poverty. Some families are newly unemployed, some are recently deserted by the “breadwinner”. Some receive some form of income or assistance, and may have been […]

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Vines Taking Over – UW-Extension Radio Spot

Vines taking over Posted on August 25, 2017 Mark Renz, UW-Extension weed scientist Department of Agronomy UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences mrenz@wisc.edu 608-263-7437 Total time: 3:14 0:20 – What are they? 0:50 – What to do about them 1:40 – Impact on other species 2:14 – Identifying them 3:02 – Lead out Audio […]

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YQCA – Listen in to learn more about it!

All, (Exhibitors, Parents & Guardians, UW Extension, Agri-Science Teachers, Fair boards, County Animal Committee, etc..) Our youth livestock producers raise thousands of animals each year that contribute to the food supply. It’s imperative that young people be well-educated on how to produce a safe, wholesome product through the proper care and welfare of animals. Starting […]

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Fall/Winter Shows requiring MAQA Certificate

Friendly reminder.  If youth need their MAQA certification for some of the fall/winter shows they need to request this information by clicking on the link below and filling out the information.  A letter of certification will follow if the student is current.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0hpsRWMvUQ-nwcQAyiIenJyLzxhjrGKIlBwB9O2QOATuGHw/viewform?usp=sf_link   Thanks, Bernie Bernadette (Bernie) O’Rourke Extension Youth Livestock Specialist Animal […]

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Alice in Dairyland Interview with Brett Jones, Lafayette County Youth

One of Lafayette County’s Youth was interviewed by Alice in Dairyland at the Wisconsin State Fair! On Day 7 we “moo-vd” around the fairgrounds at the Wisconsin State Fair! Lea is known as a “show diva.” She’s a Hereford senior yearling. Lea is very loving towards her owners but isn’t too fond of little kids. […]

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2017 CLEAN SWEEP – Sept. 23rd in Lafayette County

Lafayette County Residents – please find information about the upcoming Clean Sweep – to be held in Darlington at the County Shop on September 23, 2017 from 8-noon.  You are REQUIRED to REGISTER if you have hazardous chemicals to dispose of, by calling the UW-Extension Office at (608) 776-4820. There will also be electronics recycling […]

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Lafayette Co. Master Gardener Fair Display

The Lafayette County Master Gardener’s will be showcasing “succulents” at the fair the week of July 12-16th.  Stop out and ask a question! If you would like to join the MG Program, please contact Kay Want, President at wang_kay@hotmail.com  

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Optimizing the Beef Cow Herd – June 29th @ Woodhill Farms

Beef Producers – please join UW -Extension, UW-River Falls and the Vernon County Cattlemen for a workshop located at Woodhill Farms, S7589 Tainter Hollow Rd, Viroqua, WI Registration and meal at 5:45 p.m. Program 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Topics include: Managing Nutrition for Reproductive Success Body Condition Scoring Managing Heat Stress Complimentary Dinner prepared and […]

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Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast – June 10th, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Come and celebrate the 41st Annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast, hosted by Roper Shippy Farms (Denny & Mary Shippy and Family). The farm is located at 12348 White School Road, Gratiot, WI You’ll have a “Dairy Good Time” – and activities happening that day include: Music by Fever River String Band Children’s Corner – Cuba […]

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