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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This dry hot weather is hard on people and plants! Check out this post from Wisconsin Horticulture - Extension on how to...
06/11/2021

This dry hot weather is hard on people and plants! Check out this post from Wisconsin Horticulture - Extension on how to help your plants survive and thrive.

06/10/2021

We're celebrating #NationalDairyMonth with dairy fast facts.
#ProudlyWisconsin

06/08/2021

We're celebrating #NationalDairyMonth with dairy fast facts.

#ProudlyWisconsin

06/07/2021

We're celebrating #NationalDairyMonth with dairy fast facts.

#ProudlyWisconsin

06/04/2021

It's #NationalCheeseDay and what better way to celebrate than to give a shout out to #WisconsinCheese. We'll be posting Dairy Fast Facts through the end of June to celebrate #NationalDairyMonth, so follow along and learn some dairy good facts!

#ProudlyWisconsin

06/01/2021
06/01/2021

Junior exhibitors, don't forget today is the entry deadline for the Kewaunee County Fair!

Today's (May 27) Scissor Clips results are posted! All sample sites are ready to harvest, so this will be the last sampl...
05/27/2021

Today's (May 27) Scissor Clips results are posted! All sample sites are ready to harvest, so this will be the last sample of the season.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/05/May-27-Scissor-Clips-Results.pdf

Thank you to our host sites East Maplewood Dairy & Smaland Holsteins, Heim's Hillcrest Dairy LLC., East Krok Dairy, Chad Ledvina, and Wiese Brothers Farms for hosting sites this year!

Thank you also to our sponsors Cp Feeds LLC, Dairyland Veterinary Service, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Koss Ag, and Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc.

Without the support of our hosts and sponsors, this event would not be able to reach hundreds of agriculture professionals and farmers in Northeastern Wisconsin. Thank you! Have a safe harvest!

Today's (May 27) Scissor Clips results are posted! All sample sites are ready to harvest, so this will be the last sample of the season.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/05/May-27-Scissor-Clips-Results.pdf

Thank you to our host sites East Maplewood Dairy & Smaland Holsteins, Heim's Hillcrest Dairy LLC., East Krok Dairy, Chad Ledvina, and Wiese Brothers Farms for hosting sites this year!

Thank you also to our sponsors Cp Feeds LLC, Dairyland Veterinary Service, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Koss Ag, and Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc.

Without the support of our hosts and sponsors, this event would not be able to reach hundreds of agriculture professionals and farmers in Northeastern Wisconsin. Thank you! Have a safe harvest!

Processing Big ChangesChange is a guaranteed part of life. It’s something everyone experiences at one point or another —...
05/25/2021

Processing Big Changes

Change is a guaranteed part of life. It’s something everyone experiences at one point or another — good or bad. Sometimes that change happens in big ways when we aren’t expecting it or aren’t prepared for it. These types of situations can make navigating your path forward really difficult. By providing yourself with tools for processing change, you can adapt more easily.

Tip for processing change:
Focus on what you can control. One of the hardest things about big change is how helpless it can often make you feel. At some point, you'll probably have to accept the change that you’re experiencing and then focus on what you can control within that. For example, you can control how you react to situations,
how you start each day, or how nice you are to yourself and others. It can be comforting to know that there are still things that you have control over, even
when other things are changing.

#Tools2Thrive #MHM2021

Processing Big Changes

Change is a guaranteed part of life. It’s something everyone experiences at one point or another — good or bad. Sometimes that change happens in big ways when we aren’t expecting it or aren’t prepared for it. These types of situations can make navigating your path forward really difficult. By providing yourself with tools for processing change, you can adapt more easily.

Tip for processing change:
Focus on what you can control. One of the hardest things about big change is how helpless it can often make you feel. At some point, you'll probably have to accept the change that you’re experiencing and then focus on what you can control within that. For example, you can control how you react to situations,
how you start each day, or how nice you are to yourself and others. It can be comforting to know that there are still things that you have control over, even
when other things are changing.

#Tools2Thrive #MHM2021

05/24/2021
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Kewaunee/Door/Brown County scissor clips results for Monday, May 24 are ready. The next scissor clips will be taken Thursday, May 27. Growth was 3-4 inches since Thursday morning in all sample fields, which is typical for the area.

Thank you to our host sites East Maplewood Dairy & Smaland Holsteins, Heim's Hillcrest Dairy LLC., East Krok Dairy, Chad Ledvina, and Wiese Brothers Farms.

Thank you to our sponsors Dairyland Veterinary Service, Koss Ag, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc., GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and Cp Feeds LLC

Today's results can be found at the link below:
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/05/May-24-Scissor-Clips-Results.pdf

Kewaunee/Door County scissor clips results for Thursday, May 20 are ready! The next scissor clips will be taken Monday. ...
05/20/2021
Forage

Kewaunee/Door County scissor clips results for Thursday, May 20 are ready! The next scissor clips will be taken Monday. May 24. Growth was 3-4 inches since Monday morning in all sample fields, which is typical for the area.

Thank you to our host sites East Maplewood Dairy & Smaland Holsteins, Heim's Hillcrest Dairy LLC., East Krok Dairy, Chad Ledvina, and Wiese Brothers Farms.

Thank you to our sponsors Dairyland Veterinary Service, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc., Koss Ag, and GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

See the results link below.
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/forage/

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Team Forage mission is to develop and disseminate research-based information that will enhance profitable forage productio

Kewaunee/Door County scissor clips results are ready! We added one Brown County site this year as well. The next scissor...
05/18/2021

Kewaunee/Door County scissor clips results are ready! We added one Brown County site this year as well. The next scissor clips will be taken Thursday, May 20.

Thank you to our host sites East Maplewood Dairy & Smaland Holsteins, Heim's Hillcrest Dairy LLC., East Krok Dairy, Chad Ledvina, and Wiese Brothers Farms.

Thank you to our sponsors Dairyland Veterinary Service, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc., Koss Ag, and GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

See the results link below.
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/05/May-17-Scissor-Clips-Results.pdf

Kewaunee/Door County scissor clips results are ready! We added one Brown County site this year as well. The next scissor clips will be taken Thursday, May 20.

Thank you to our host sites East Maplewood Dairy & Smaland Holsteins, Heim's Hillcrest Dairy LLC., East Krok Dairy, Chad Ledvina, and Wiese Brothers Farms.

Thank you to our sponsors Dairyland Veterinary Service, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc., Koss Ag, and GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

See the results link below.
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/05/May-17-Scissor-Clips-Results.pdf

Stress continues to grow for farmers
05/17/2021
Stress continues to grow for farmers

Stress continues to grow for farmers

They are good at caring for their animals and their land, but even some farmers admit they are not so good at making sure they are okay.   Webinars and pocket guides are just some of ...

05/14/2021
Consider the Cost of Tillage

It has been a cool, but dry planting season so far. The Marshfield Agricultural Research Station shares what they're seeing in their fields. Have a safe planting season everyone. Remember, take a break if you need it, five minutes is all you might need to refresh your mind and avoid accidents.

05/12/2021

Robots and Hoof Health
May 18, 2021 | 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Register today at https://go.wisc.edu/77698m !

In part 2 of the 3-part University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture "Walking Strong Hoof Health Series", University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Production Medicine Associate Professor Dorte Dopher discusses prevention of infectious claw diseases in robotic systems and Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program Educator Aerica Bjurstrom shares how to manage a footbath.

With financial support provided by Diamond V, there is no fee for the webinar; however registration is required at https://go.wisc.edu/77698m.

05/07/2021
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Attention Kewaunee County Junior dairy project members! The Kewaunee County Fair is only eight weeks away, but you still have time to earn points towards the Outstanding Dairy Project Member and Glenway Breitlow Young Exhibitor Award! The point sheet includes participating in dairy events from July 2019 through June 2021. The point sheet can be found here:
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/04/2019_2021-Point-sheet.pdf

Don't forget about your management record/essay! The 2021 Heifer Management form can be found here:https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/04/2019_2021-Point-sheet.pdf

05/05/2021

Prevention and Control of Infectious Claw Diseases Webinar
May 11 | 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Register at https://go.wisc.edu/4uo8h5

When it comes to health issues on a dairy farm, lameness is usually a main concern along with mastitis and reproductive issues. Lameness includes any abnormality which causes a cow to change the way she walks. It can be caused by a range of foot and leg conditions including foot rot, digital dermatitis, laminitis, and claw disease. Lameness can be influenced by nutrition, disease, genetic influences, management, and environmental factors. Not only does lameness cause pain and distress for dairy cattle, but it also has a large economic impact on the dairy operation.

Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension next week on May 11 for the first in a three-part Walking Strong Hoof Health Webinar Series focusing on "Prevention & Control of Infectious Claw Diseases"

Offered entirely in Spanish for dairy workers, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Production Medicine Associate Professor Dorte Dopher will discuss prevention and control of infectious claw diseases while Dane County Extension Dairy Educator Maria Jose Fuenzalida shares with participants keeping yourself safe while working with cows’ feet.

There is no fee for the program due to the financial support of Diamond V; however, pre-registration is required at https://go.wisc.edu/4uo8h5.

Attention poultry enthusiasts! A free webinar series will be taking place every Wednesday for four weeks, starting May 1...
05/05/2021

Attention poultry enthusiasts! A free webinar series will be taking place every Wednesday for four weeks, starting May 12 and running through June 2. The featured speaker will be Ron Kean, Poultry Specialist with the UW-Madison Animal and Dairy Science Department. Registration is free, but you must sign up to participate. Registration can be found at https://go.wisc.edu/poultryseries2021

Attention poultry enthusiasts! A free webinar series will be taking place every Wednesday for four weeks, starting May 12 and running through June 2. The featured speaker will be Ron Kean, Poultry Specialist with the UW-Madison Animal and Dairy Science Department. Registration is free, but you must sign up to participate. Registration can be found at https://go.wisc.edu/poultryseries2021

Researchers have looked into crossbreeding dairy cattle to explore alternative ways for producers to improve calving eas...
05/04/2021
Fleckvieh Genetics Crossbreeding

Researchers have looked into crossbreeding dairy cattle to explore alternative ways for producers to improve calving ease, fertility, health, and survival of cows. When compared to purebred counterparts, studies have found that crossbreds are superior for fertility, survival, and productive life.

This week's Five Minute Farm Focus meets Ryan and Tasha Schleis from Schleis Farms LLC, Kewaunee, WI. Ryan and Tasha explain why they crossbreed with Fleckvieh genetics and how they have improved herd health.

Hiring or doing custom work, or renting equipment needs to be fairly priced for both parties to remain profitable. The W...
05/03/2021

Hiring or doing custom work, or renting equipment needs to be fairly priced for both parties to remain profitable. The Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2020 (released April 2021) details prices for renting equipment by region based on the type of equipment. Rates are listed by the acre and by the hour. You can find the custom rate guide here:
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/04/Custom-Rate-Guide-2021.pdf

Hiring or doing custom work, or renting equipment needs to be fairly priced for both parties to remain profitable. The Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2020 (released April 2021) details prices for renting equipment by region based on the type of equipment. Rates are listed by the acre and by the hour. You can find the custom rate guide here:
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/kewauneeag/files/2021/04/Custom-Rate-Guide-2021.pdf

04/30/2021

Testing, Amending, and Managing Gardens for Soil Health

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021, 6 – 7PM

Join Dr. Doug Soldat from the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison to learn how you can create and maintain healthy soil in your landscape and gardens. You will learn how to conduct a soil test and interpret the results. We will also discuss various amendments to improve your soils for greater gardening success!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit the following link to sign up: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3fwPAYnRWlalspM

Alfalfa broke dormancy in March, but we've had plenty of freezing temperatures since then. Dr. Jamie Patton, University ...
04/29/2021
Frost Damage in Alfalfa

Alfalfa broke dormancy in March, but we've had plenty of freezing temperatures since then. Dr. Jamie Patton, University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program, and Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County, explain how to determine if your field suffered frost damage, and how to manage it. Click the video below to learn more. (3 minutes 33 seconds)

Continued cold weather across Wisconsin in spring 2021 has resulted in frost damage to alfalfa stands. Kevin Jarek, UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Outag...

Testing, Amending, and Managing Gardens for Soil Health TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021, 6 – 7PMJoin Dr. Doug Soldat from the Depa...
04/27/2021

Testing, Amending, and Managing Gardens for Soil Health

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021, 6 – 7PM

Join Dr. Doug Soldat from the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison to learn how you can create and maintain healthy soil in your landscape and gardens. You will learn how to conduct a soil test and interpret the results. We will also discuss various amendments to improve your soils for greater gardening success!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit the following link to sign up: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3fwPAYnRWlalspM

Testing, Amending, and Managing Gardens for Soil Health

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021, 6 – 7PM

Join Dr. Doug Soldat from the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison to learn how you can create and maintain healthy soil in your landscape and gardens. You will learn how to conduct a soil test and interpret the results. We will also discuss various amendments to improve your soils for greater gardening success!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit the following link to sign up: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3fwPAYnRWlalspM

The cost of raising a dairy heifer from birth to calving is approximately $2,000. Dairy farmers have implemented a strat...
04/23/2021
Calf measurements could determine if the animal is best suited for milking

The cost of raising a dairy heifer from birth to calving is approximately $2,000. Dairy farmers have implemented a strategy to reduce the number of heifers to raise while producing a value-added calf. Learn more about a calf phenotype research project University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension agriculture educators are conducting this year. Results from the project will be used to develop tools to help farmers determine which calves best fit their management practices.

(WFRV) – A project is underway in Wisconsin, to measure calves and follow them to maturity.The results could help farmers make some management decisions that will benefit their bottom line. &…

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Five Minute Farm Focus. The Five Minute Farm Focus series is a collection of videos ...
04/22/2021
Junion Homestead Socially Stable Calving Pens

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Five Minute Farm Focus. The Five Minute Farm Focus series is a collection of videos recorded at local farms in northeast Wisconsin. Dairy farms are a complex network of management decisions that involve multiple people, tools, and practices. The videos focus on one management aspect of a farm that improves the health and well-being of the dairy herd. Each video is approximately five to six minutes long, but they vary in length.

This episode features socially stable calving pens at Junion Homestead Farm. Enjoy!

The Kewaunee Community Garden has moved! Have a great growing season gardeners at your new location at the Kewaunee Scho...
04/21/2021

The Kewaunee Community Garden has moved! Have a great growing season gardeners at your new location at the Kewaunee School District Agriculture Grounds.

The Kewaunee County Master Gardeners volunteer hundreds of hours to the community each year. From 2015 to 2018, the grou...
04/09/2021

The Kewaunee County Master Gardeners volunteer hundreds of hours to the community each year. From 2015 to 2018, the group volunteered 5,055 hours of service to the community. That time is valued at $137,496 according to the Independent Sector of Washington, D.C. Volunteer time is spent providing community education, youth education, continuing education, and support projects.

Thank you Master Gardener Volunteers for all you do for the community!

The Kewaunee County Master Gardeners volunteer hundreds of hours to the community each year. From 2015 to 2018, the group volunteered 5,055 hours of service to the community. That time is valued at $137,496 according to the Independent Sector of Washington, D.C. Volunteer time is spent providing community education, youth education, continuing education, and support projects.

Thank you Master Gardener Volunteers for all you do for the community!

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810 Lincoln St
Kewaunee, WI
54216

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Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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