Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program Providing University of Wisconsin information to people where they live and work.

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10/12/2020
UW-Madison Extension Dairy Team

UW-Madison Extension Dairy Team

Happy National Farmers Day! We at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension want to wish all the hard-working farmers out there a Happy National Farmers Day!

#NationalFarmersDay
#foodfuelfiber
#thankafarmer

Each year farms celebrating 100 or 150 years in continuous family ownership can submit their application to be honored a...
09/28/2020

Each year farms celebrating 100 or 150 years in continuous family ownership can submit their application to be honored at the Wisconsin State Fair. Unfortunately, without a 2020 state fair, this year's honorees were not able to celebrate their achievement. We'd like to make a shout out to the local Century Farm honorees!

Beverly Knutson (North Bay Road Farms), Sister Bay
Glenn & Gloria Paplham, Kewaunee
Tammy & Wayne Selner, Kewaunee
Jim, Mary, Josh & Jenny Salentine (Salentine Homestead Dairy, LLC), Luxemburg

Pictured below are the Salentines with their Century Farm sign. Pictured left to right are Josh, Jenny, Caleb, Molly, Megan, Mary, and Jim Salentine. Congratulations to all the honorees.

The Century Farm Awards Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently nearly 10,000 Century Farms nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program similarly originated in 1998 as part of the State’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored over 800 properties.

09/25/2020
Road Safety

Since 2011, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has recorded more than 1,300 crashes involving agricultural equipment that resulted in 678 injuries and 26 deaths. During this National Farm Safety & Health Week, it is a good time to reflect on safe driving habits both in the tractor and and as a motorist. Cheryl Skjolaas, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Farm Safety & Health Outreach Specialist shares her tips on driving in and around farm equipment on the road. Stay alert, stay alive. Have a safe harvest everyone!

Thanks to Cheryl Skjolaas, John Shutske, Dr. Lindley Reilly, Tina Kohlman - Extension Fond du Lac County, and Aerica Bjurstrom - Extension Kewaunee County for making this week's videos possible!

#farmsafetyweek2020 #everyfarmercounts #stayalertstayalive

State Fair exhibitors, take note of this important notice!
09/24/2020

State Fair exhibitors, take note of this important notice!

❗️Attention Junior Exhibitors❗️

09/24/2020
Emergency Preparedness

A focus on safety and health is prevention. But occasionally bad things do occur. Every farm should have one or more people trained in basic first aid and CPR. As we’ve seen with COVID-19, it is also important to have plans in place for unexpected events like a pandemic, natural disaster, fire, or other unexpected events. We know that the first moments, hours, or days following an emergency event are crucial.
Knowing what to do within the first minutes of a farm injury can mean the difference between life and death. In this #everyfarmercounts, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Outreach Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas discusses emergency preparedness on the farm.
The full video can be accessed at https://go.wisc.edu/5z0c0p.
For more information on emergency preparedness, please visit http://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/agsafety
#everyfarmercounts #farmsafetyweek2020

09/23/2020
Women Farm Safety 1

According to the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, over 30% of all farm operators in the US are women, with an additional countless number employed on the farm to carry on the day-to-day operational tasks.

In today's #everyfarmercounts video, Extension Fond du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman discusses with Cedar Grove Veterinary Services Associate Dr. Lindley Reilly the unique challenges farm women face working around equipment and animals, and how to be safe on the farm.
For the full video, please visit https://go.wisc.edu/nc390z.
For more information or farm safety resources, please visit http://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/agsafety.
#everyfarmercounts #farmsafetyweek2020

09/22/2020
John Shutske Farmer Health

National Farm Safety & Health Week is September 20-26th! When we think about farm safety, we often think about being careful around farm equipment. Dr. John Shutske, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Center for Farm Safety & Health Director reminds us mental and physical health are important too.

09/21/2020
Intro To National Farm Safety

National Farm Safety & Health Week is September 20-26th! In this video developed by Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program​ Agent Aerica Bjurstrom & Extension Fond du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Center for Farm Safety & Health Director John Shutske, and Extension Outreach Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas discuss how "every farmer counts" when it comes to farm safety.

09/17/2020
fyi.extension.wisc.edu

Tuesday's Corn Dry Down results have been posted. The average for the day was 69%. Thank you to our sponsors, Door County Cooperative, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc., Dairyland Veterinary Service
GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and Clark Riemer Seed/DEKALB. A special thank you to the Kewaunee County Highway Department for providing extra needed supplies. Have a safe and successful harvest!

See the results below.

Kewaunee and Door Counties second cord dry down date is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15.
09/14/2020

Kewaunee and Door Counties second cord dry down date is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15.

09/14/2020
The second corn dry down date for Kewaunee and Door Counties is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 at Door County Coope...
09/13/2020

The second corn dry down date for Kewaunee and Door Counties is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 at Door County Cooperative in Sturgeon Bay.

Congratulations Taylor and Brianna Paye!
09/13/2020

Congratulations Taylor and Brianna Paye!

Payacres Carter Sunkist exhibited by Taylor Paye, the winning Winter Yearling was named the Junior Champion Brown Swiss and the HM Supreme Junior Champion at today's Iowa Youth Classic!

We had a successful corn dry down this week at Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc. and we're looking forward to next week's event ...
09/11/2020
Corn crop update from Kewaunee County event

We had a successful corn dry down this week at Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc. and we're looking forward to next week's event at Door County Cooperative on Tuesday, September 15, 9 AM - Noon.

Thank you to our sponsors Rio Creek Feed Mill, Door County Cooperative, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Dairyland Veterinary Service, and Clark Riemer Seed/DEKALB.

Thanks for coming out to visit us Midwest Farm Weekly!

(WFRV) – Choppers are moving all across the state, but just a few days can make a big difference in the moisture of your corn crop. That is why getting accurate numbers can make a big differe…

09/08/2020
fyi.extension.wisc.edu

The Kewaunee County corn dry down results have been posted. Today’s average on 67 samples was 70.22% moisture. Thank you Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc. for hosting and sponsoring. Thank you to our other sponsors GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Dairyland Veterinary Service, Clark Riemer Seed/DEKALB, and Door County Cooperative. We’ll see you next Tuesday, September 15 at the Door County Cooperative for our next corn dry down.

09/08/2020

Corn dry down is happening now, bring your corn samples in and find out your results in just a few minutes. We’re here until noon today, see you soon!

Kewaunee and Door Counties Corn Dry Down tomorrow at Rio Creek Feedmill in Luxemburg.
09/07/2020

Kewaunee and Door Counties Corn Dry Down tomorrow at Rio Creek Feedmill in Luxemburg.

Kewaunee and Door Counties Annual Corn Dry Down set for Tuesday, September 8, and  Tuesday, September 15.
09/04/2020

Kewaunee and Door Counties Annual Corn Dry Down set for Tuesday, September 8, and Tuesday, September 15.

09/02/2020
2020 Corn Dry Down dates set for Tuesday, September 8 in Luxemburg and Tuesday, September 15 in Sturgeon Bay. Please not...
08/25/2020

2020 Corn Dry Down dates set for Tuesday, September 8 in Luxemburg and Tuesday, September 15 in Sturgeon Bay.

Please note that COVID-19 procedures will be in place for Rio Creek Feed Mill. We will have signage posted. Please have your sample information ready when you arrive.

Thank you to our sponsors, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc., GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Dairyland Veterinary Service, DEKALB/Clark Riemer Seed, and Door County Cooperative.

*Additional sponsors will be added to subsequent posts.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
08/24/2020

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

Today is the last day to apply for direct payments through the Wisconsin Farm Support Program. If you're a farmer with $10,000-$5 million in gross income for 2019, you may be eligible to apply. Visit https://tap.revenue.wi.gov/farm to apply or https://www.revenue.wi.gov for more information.

Attention apiarists! If you’d like an inspection, now is the time to schedule one. Keep your hives healthy!
08/21/2020

Attention apiarists! If you’d like an inspection, now is the time to schedule one. Keep your hives healthy!

DATCP’s Apiary Program supports commercial and hobbyist beekeepers through inspections. Inspections are done May to October on a first-come-first-serve basis. DATCP inspectors help beekeepers identify harmful pests like varroa mite or American foulbrood and check hives are meeting state and federal rules.

To schedule an inspection, contact the inspector for your county at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/ApiaryBeekeepingInspections.aspx.

Are you looking to save some money on your home energy bill? Focus on Energy is here to help you do that! Go to the link...
08/20/2020
Free Energy Saver Packs - Click here to order your pack!

Are you looking to save some money on your home energy bill? Focus on Energy is here to help you do that! Go to the link below and order your pack of energy saving household items. You’ll need your utility customer account number to order.

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08/19/2020
WiscoAg

Congratulations Jeff Lambrecht on being named the Farmer of the Month!

Big shout out to Jeff Lambrecht, owner of Lambrecht Dairy in Kewaunee! He's our August Farmer of the Month! Jeff was born and raised on the farm, he became partners with his dad in 2008, and took over the family dairy in 2015. Congratulations!

It’s been a quiet summer for livestock shows with Covid cancelations, but we always try to share good news when it happe...
08/14/2020

It’s been a quiet summer for livestock shows with Covid cancelations, but we always try to share good news when it happens! Congratulations Brianna and Taylor!

Payacres Carter Sunkist exhibited by Taylor & Brianna Paye was the winning Winter Yearling at the Midwest Regional Brown Swiss Show! She was named Junior Champion of the youth show and Reserve Junior Champion overall!
http://www.dairyagendatoday.com/News.aspx?nid=20008

If you have received unsolicited seed packages in the mail, please follow the link below to report the package. Do not t...
07/28/2020

If you have received unsolicited seed packages in the mail, please follow the link below to report the package. Do not throw them away or plant them.

Have you received a package of unsolicited seeds in the mail? Report them to DATCP using our online form: https://bit.ly/DATCPUnsolicitedSeedPackages Do not plant or throw away the seeds, and save the packaging if possible. If you are located outside Wisconsin, please contact the plant health regulatory official for your state.

The current Dairy Situation and Outlook is available, read it here:
07/23/2020
July 2020 Dairy Situation and Outlook

The current Dairy Situation and Outlook is available, read it here:

Dairy Situation and Outlook, July 22, 2020 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison Da

Japanese Beetles are the number one pest plaguing yards and gardens across Wisconsin right now!  P.J. Liesch, Director o...
07/21/2020

Japanese Beetles are the number one pest plaguing yards and gardens across Wisconsin right now! P.J. Liesch, Director of the UW Madison Insect Diagnostics Lab, will present everything homeowners need to know about this pest via YouTube Live on Monday, July 27, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Title: Japanese Beetles 101: An In-Depth Look at a Top Yard & Garden Pest

Description: Join us as we take an in-depth look at Japanese beetles—a major yard and garden pest in the Midwest. The history of this insect and its biology and life cycle will be discussed as well as management approaches to help protect plants in your own yard and garden.

To register, follow this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HQMNyf4cZzWi3P

Once registered, attendees will receive a link to connect via YouTube live on the day of the event.

📸 University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension

Could this be the year to add farm employees?
07/21/2020
Could this be the year to add farm employees?

Could this be the year to add farm employees?

After years of tight labor markets and difficulties in recruiting and retaining good employees, we now find ourselves with double-digit unemployment in just about every corner of the U.S.

Extension Kewaunee County Family Living
07/17/2020
Extension Kewaunee County Family Living

Extension Kewaunee County Family Living

Any farmer or rancher can tell you, farm life can be demanding and stressful. If you, or someone you know, are struggling with anxiety, depression or another mental health challenge, you're not alone.
Check out these resources for more information on mental health: https://bit.ly/2Z6GR57

It’s cherry season in Door County! These tart cherries will be ready for harvest any day. Did you know Wisconsin's Door ...
07/14/2020

It’s cherry season in Door County! These tart cherries will be ready for harvest any day. Did you know Wisconsin's Door County is the fourth-largest cherry-producing region in the United States?

Kewaunee County Emergency Management
07/13/2020

Kewaunee County Emergency Management

Registration is OPEN for the “2020 Clean Sweep” hazardous waste collection hosted by Kewaunee County Emergency Management. The event will be held on Wed., Aug. 26 at the Kewaunee County Hillside Highway Shop, E2180 STH 54, Casco from 8AM-NOON. Residents are asked to pre-register before Wed., Aug. 19.

More Information: bit.ly/2020CleanSweep
News Release: bit.ly/CleanSweepNewsRelease

07/10/2020
Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Looking for beef, pork, or lamb? - some local 4-H families may be able to help

We have a few 4-H families that are looking for buyers for their animals that they would have sold at the auction during the county fair. While many people have sold their animals, there are some that still need buyers for their quality meat. We have a list of families that are looking for a contact and they have been randomly assigned an order. If you are interested in purchasing meat from them, Crystal will give you a name of a family from the list to contact. All pricing, processing, and delivery details will be worked out directly between the seller and the buyer. All financial matters are between the buyer and seller. We will only be providing the parent contact information.

If you are interested in the name of a family to contact for beef, lamb, or pork, contact Crystal Bailey at (920) 370-5164 or at [email protected]

Thank you for supporting our Kewaunee County youth and families!

UW-Madison Extension Dairy Team
07/09/2020

UW-Madison Extension Dairy Team

It's #cowappreciationday!

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Kewaunee, WI
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