Heart of the Farm- Women in Agriculture Conference

Join us for the 2017 Heart of the Farm- Women in Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, March 21st at the Mead Wildlife Education and Visitor Center. Program 9:30 am: Introductions 10:00 am: Communication is Key!  Lyssa Seefeldt, Agriculture Agent, Marquette  County. Communication on a farm is critical to the success of the farm.  Understanding what motivates […]

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop

Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30-3:00pm Marshfield Agricultural Research Station 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield, WI At the Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop, farmers and others in the Wisconsin River Basin will hear firsthand from individuals involved in locally-led efforts to build soil health, conserve nutrients, reduce erosion, and improve water quality. Keynote speakers Shane Wucherpfennig and Rick […]

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Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Look To Future Markets

Wisconsin growers produced between 5.85 and 5.9 million barrels of cranberries in 2016, according the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. That harvest would come close to a record they set in 2013 with a crop of more than 6 million barrels — about 6 million pounds, as a barrel equals about 100 pounds of fruit. A […]

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2016 Soil Judging Contest Results

Sixty-one local high school agriculture students from Auburndale, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Pittsville recently participated in the 2016 Wood County Soil Judging Contest, held on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. The contest was hosted at Carey and Karen Jones’ farm, which is operated by Edward and Mary Lou Kollross. As wise land use becomes more critical […]

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Now Accepting Outstanding Young Farmer Nominations!

If you have worked with, or know a farmer who is 39 years or younger, who have made great strides in the agriculture industry, please nominate them! Wisconsin has a long history of national winners and has more winners (by far) than any other state. Please take a few minutes to fill out the attached […]

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New Cranberry Crop Management Journals

The latest issues of the Cranberry Crop Management Journal are now posted! If you would like to be added to our mailing/email list please contact the UW-Extension Office at (715) 421-8440. 2016 CCMJ Issues  

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Updated Wisconsin Ag Land Prices 2008-2014

Attached is an update to the Wisconsin Ag Land Value paper. Strong milk prices and competition for nutrient management seemed to keep average bare land prices strong again in 2014. Lower commodity prices and the potential for higher interest rates later in 2015 may cause the market to cool down.  Wisconsin Ag Land Prices 2008-2014  

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Wisconsin Ag Land Prices 2008-2013

Ag land values steady in 1013.  The Center for Dairy Profitablilty has provided Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices for 2013.  “Weakened commmodity prices and the threat of rising interest rates combined to hold the lid on Wisconsin agricultural land prices in 2013.  While commodity prices have softened in the 2nd half of 2013, the transfer return […]

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