Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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

07/19/2019
Wagner Farms Inc.

Our friends at Wagner Farms in Shawano County do a great job explaining how cows stay cool in the hot temperatures. Check out this video to learn more!

This morning we talked about how we keep our calves happy during the heat. Listen to what our herd manager has to say about how our cows stay happy in the heat!

The first day of the Kewaunee County Fair is complete. Some livestock shows are complete and it's been a busy fair so fa...
07/12/2019

The first day of the Kewaunee County Fair is complete. Some livestock shows are complete and it's been a busy fair so far! Feel free to tag yourself or others you know in the photos.

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 was honored to present the 4-H hog project new sorting panels in honor of Andy...
07/11/2019

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 was honored to present the 4-H hog project new sorting panels in honor of Andy Barta. Andy was a devoted supporter of the hog project and a vital member of the Farm Technology Days’ Family. Six sorting panels were donated to the project in “Barta Blue”.

Lamb weigh in is complete at the Kewaunee County Fair. Judging begins tonight with goats at 5:30 PM. Let the fun begin!
07/10/2019

Lamb weigh in is complete at the Kewaunee County Fair. Judging begins tonight with goats at 5:30 PM. Let the fun begin!

07/07/2019
Door County Daily News.com

It’s almost fair time! Learn more about Kiddie Showmanship from Molly!

A preview of Kiddie Showmanship at the Kewaunee County Fair at Salentine Homestead Dairy in Luxemburg.

Come on down to the Kewaunee County Fair July 11-14 and see Connor and many other hard working youth with all their proj...
07/06/2019

Come on down to the Kewaunee County Fair July 11-14 and see Connor and many other hard working youth with all their projects...livestock and beyond!

FAIR PROJECT FRIDAY
As far back as he can remember, Connor Stodola’s family has been involved in showing animals at the fair. This year will be no different as Connor gets ready to load up his 3 pigs for next week’s Kewaunee County Fair. He had always been a fan of all the animals on the farm and couldn’t wait to be old enough to join his local 4-H and get started showing. He has been a member of the Pilsen Skylighters Club of Kewaunee County 4-H, WI for 11 years now, joining the Club when he was in the 3rd grade.

Connor admits it is a large commitment with a lot of time involved to have a show project. The experience it offers and being able to watch his pigs grow throughout their life is unmatched though. He says that he is always learning something new because of the different challenges that arise or just discovering the difference between the feeds that are available. The biggest thing in getting his project animals ready is trying to make them have that good, fair quality appearance. Since the fair started getting closer, he has been getting them cleaned up, looking good and walking well. “I have 3 very stubborn pigs this year and they don’t like to be separated,” Connor said. “Walking has been challenging, but I have learned that the better you treat something, the better the outcome is.”

The 2019 Kewaunee County Fair is July 11th through the 14th. Connor will be showing on Thursday the 11th and the Market Animal Sale is on Saturday the 13th. He likes the competition of being at the fair. He enjoys showing in front of everyone and seeing how he did throughout the year, so stop by and show your support. Good luck, Connor!

#FairProjectFriday...post #14 To show our support to the next generation of agriculture, Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of youth and their fair projects each Friday.

Farm Service Agency extended the deadline to report prevented planting to July 15 for producers without crop insurance o...
07/01/2019
Farm Service Agency in Wisconsin Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline to July 15 for Producers without Insurance or NAP Coverage

Farm Service Agency extended the deadline to report prevented planting to July 15 for producers without crop insurance or NAP coverage. See the link below for more information.

Madison, WI, July 1, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Wisconsin producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.

06/21/2019
06/21/2019
Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program

Congraulations Kewaunee County, the 3rd place senior team in Livestock Judging today! Kimberly Van Donsel, Marie Prodell, Daria Ahrens, and Desiree Ahrens. Marie was the 7th overall finisher and Kimberly placed 3rd place overall! Way to go ladies!

Seniors take two.

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to ...
06/20/2019
RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date | RMA

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring.

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 – Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying...

The goat AI class has moved from classroom work to hands-on work. Thank you Lakeshore Dairy Services for lending the cla...
06/20/2019

The goat AI class has moved from classroom work to hands-on work. Thank you Lakeshore Dairy Services for lending the class a tank to practice with during class.

The Caprine (goat) AI Clinic is under way in Fond du Lac. The clinic is being hosted by Kewaunee, Calumet, and Marquette...
06/19/2019

The Caprine (goat) AI Clinic is under way in Fond du Lac. The clinic is being hosted by Kewaunee, Calumet, and Marquette Counties and held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. Class participants represent 10 Wisconsin counties and two Illinois counties!

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW Corn Specialist explains the importance of selecting the correct corn relative maturity for your area ...
06/13/2019

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW Corn Specialist explains the importance of selecting the correct corn relative maturity for your area today at a Crops and Forage meeting hosted by Kewaunee and Door County Extension. Not choosing the correct hybrid can result in lower yield: ~2 bu/ac per rm unit, higher drying costs, and greater lodging potential.

Dr. Shawn Conley, UW Small Grains Specialist is discussing determining soybean stand populations today at the Extension ...
06/13/2019

Dr. Shawn Conley, UW Small Grains Specialist is discussing determining soybean stand populations today at the Extension Crop and Forage Day hosted by Kewaunee and Door Counties. Dr. Conley suggests using Bean Cam, an app designed to help you determine population quickly using your smart phone.

Can't get in the fields today because they're too wet? Come on up to Maplewood and listen to Corn, Small Grains, and alf...
06/13/2019

Can't get in the fields today because they're too wet? Come on up to Maplewood and listen to Corn, Small Grains, and alfalfa specialists present on the latest and greatest on management and decision making. Learn about local research and about using cover crops as a forage. There is no registration fee and lunch is provided! 4 CCA Credits offered!

No need to register, walk-ins welcome. See additional information below!

Hey 4-H Dairy project members, did you know you can earn TWO points towards the Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor and Glenway ...
06/12/2019
VOLUNTEER - 2019 Breakfast on the Farm (Kewaunee Cty) Father's Day June 16th

Hey 4-H Dairy project members, did you know you can earn TWO points towards the Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor and Glenway Breitlow Young Exhibitor awards this weekend? Help out at Breakfast on the Farm! Earn one point for setting up on Saturday (and free pizza lunch for your efforts), and one point plus free breakfast for helping on Sunday! Set up starts on Saturday at 8 AM.
Follow the link below, or just show up to help and report to the volunteer tent!

You're invited to VOLUNTEER at Kewaunee County's 37th Annual Breakfast on the Farm at Kinnard Farms on Father's Day - Sunday, June 16, 2019. We hope you and your family can join us! Why volunteer? Volunteers get a FREE delicious dairy brunch! Meet new people and see current friends and acquaintances...

Registration has been extended until June 11! Division of Extension is offering 4 CCA CEUs to field day attendees. To re...
06/07/2019

Registration has been extended until June 11!

Division of Extension is offering 4 CCA CEUs to field day attendees.

To register call 920-388-7141.

Extension Kewaunee County
05/30/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

Stigma is toxic to those affected by #mentalhealth conditions. It creates shame, fear and silence in our rural communities. It prevents people from seeking help. Take the quiz today and learn how to #CureStigma w/ @NAMICommunicate: www.curestigma.org

Alfalfa is growing slow, but steady. See scissor clips results below. Next sample date is Friday, May 31.
05/30/2019
Forage

Alfalfa is growing slow, but steady. See scissor clips results below. Next sample date is Friday, May 31.

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

Extension Kewaunee County
05/29/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

Do you have stigma when it comes to mental illnesses? Take this three question quiz, and as a reward you’ll get a FREE emoji sticker pack that supports people living with mental health conditions.

https://www.curestigma.org/ @NAMICommunicate

05/24/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

To prepare for market reality, every farm needs an operating plan, and an exit strategy. It’s not fun to talk about but it is important to know how to reallocate resources to another enterprise.

To learn more about how to develop a plan, see the resources from ISU Extension Dairy Team at http://bit.ly/MHAM007 Iowa State University Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University

Extension Kewaunee County
05/23/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

Supporting the mental health of your farm employees is a key aspect of farm management. Consider a safety talk on stress management. For tips and topics, visit http://bit.ly/MHAM006 @iowastateuniversityextension

05/23/2019
Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Dairy judging team members, take note!

Upcoming Dairy Judging Meeting Reminder:
Monday, May 27 at 7 pm: Dairy judging practice at Dave Schlies Farm-Old Settlers Road-Denmark.

Sunday, June 2 at 7 pm: Dairy judging practice at Gaedtke Rolling Hills Farm-West Barn

if you have any questions, please give Rob Moede a call at (920)255-0937

We had a fun and exciting day on Wednesday teaching third graders about safety at Rural Safety Day! Check out the story ...
05/23/2019
Kewaunee County shows third-graders what it means to be safe in rural communities

We had a fun and exciting day on Wednesday teaching third graders about safety at Rural Safety Day! Check out the story below.

LUXEMBOURG (WLUK) -- For third grader Ayla Bonness, it was just another field trip. "I learned that snapping turtles cannot really bite when they’re little," she said. But for the Kewaunee County Health Department and U-W Extension, it’s a chance to keep kids safe. "Third grade is kind o...

Kewaunee County
05/22/2019

Kewaunee County

Rural Safety Day hosted by Extension Kewaunee County and Kewaunee County Public Health Department brought approximately 270 local students to the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 22. The event taught kids about farm safety, pet safety, sun protection, Mother Nature, seatbelt safety, ATV safety, fire safety, bike safety, pool safety and more!

We'd like to thank AgrAbility of Wisconsin, L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, CP Safety Consulting LLC, Greater Green Bay YMCA, Junion Homestead Farm, Liberty View Dairy, Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program, Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation, Luxemburg American Legion, Luxemburg Community Fire Department, Luxemburg Motor Company, Prevea, Stoneridge Poas, Wisconsin Public Service for their participation.

News Release: http://www.co.kewaunee.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=25562

“Many people are struggling and just need to know they’re not alone,” said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom...
05/21/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

“Many people are struggling and just need to know they’re not alone,” said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen. “TransFARMation is a powerful series. We hear from farmers, ranchers and others in agriculture talk about some of the strategies and solutions that helped them when times got tough.” The in-depth podcasts feature interviews with farmers and can be found at www.rrfn.com/transfarmation. @mnagriculture @RedRiverRadioNetwork @gpcah @umash @nationalagrability

“Many people are struggling and just need to know they’re not alone,” said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen. “TransFARMation is a powerful series. We hear from farmers, ranchers and others in agriculture talk about some of the strategies and solutions that helped them when times got tough.”

The in-depth podcasts feature interviews with farmers and can be found at www.rrfn.com/transfarmation. @mnagriculture @RedRiverRadioNetwork @gpcah @umash @nationalagrability

05/17/2019
Door County Daily News.com

More Conservation Day fun, Dr. Jamie Patton explains what we see in a soil pit.

Jamie Patton, a senior outreach specialist with the University of Wisconsin‒Madison & Extension Nutrient and Pest Management Program, discussed the importance of promoting soil health at Kinnard Farms during Kewaunee County Conservation Day.

05/15/2019

Field trips can be fun too! The last group of Conservation Day rolls back to the bus after learning about drones and soil health!

What a spectacular day for the Kewaunee County Conservation Day! A big thank you goes out to our hosts Kinnard Farms, Ch...
05/15/2019

What a spectacular day for the Kewaunee County Conservation Day! A big thank you goes out to our hosts Kinnard Farms, Chuck Wagner, Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy LLC, Al & Debbie Guilette/ Madison Gas and Electric, Kewaunee DNR Fish Facility, and RENEW Plastics. The kids had a great time!

Tonight’s Master Gardener class is a field trip to a soil pit! Dr. Jamie Patton, UW Nutrient & Pest Management Outreac...
05/15/2019

Tonight’s Master Gardener class is a field trip to a soil pit! Dr. Jamie Patton, UW Nutrient & Pest Management Outreach Specialist is talking soil health and composition. Thank you Kinnard Farms for hosting the soil pit and giving the group a fantastic tour!

Extension Kewaunee County
05/13/2019

Extension Kewaunee County

Work-Life Balance

Work allows you to provide for yourself and your family while also serving a purpose in the community, but when it takes over your life, it can negatively affect your health.

Work-Life balance is important.

Extension Kewaunee County
05/08/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

Disasters happen on the farm. Not sure who to call in times of crisis? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can connect you with a crisis center CLOSEST TO YOU.

Calls are confidential and free.

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Tonight’s Master Gardener class is at Hillside Apples. Thanks Bill Roethle for hosting and teaching the group about fr...
05/07/2019

Tonight’s Master Gardener class is at Hillside Apples. Thanks Bill Roethle for hosting and teaching the group about fruit trees!

Extension Kewaunee County
05/07/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

If you are a FARMER who needs to talk to someone directly (or is someone who is worried about a farmer), #FarmAid is there to listen. You can call the farmer hotline at 1-800-FARM-AID. Staff answer the hotline M-F 9am – 5pm ET.

http://bit.ly/MHAM010

@FarmAid National AgrAbility Project

Extension Kewaunee County
05/06/2019

Extension Kewaunee County

The company of animals - whether as pets or service animals - can have a profound impact on a person's quality of life and ability to recover from illnesses. #4MIND4BODY

Extension Kewaunee County
05/03/2019
Extension Kewaunee County

Extension Kewaunee County

Change in routine? Reduced care of livestock? Children showing signs of stress? These are all signs of chronic, prolonged stress in farm families.

To learn more, go to http://bit.ly/MHAM003

@iowastateuniversityextension

05/03/2019
Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Hi Dairy Project Members, two things for your Friday...

1. Reminder: Dairy project fitting and showing meeting is Saturday, May 11th at 10am at the fairgrounds in the dairy barn. If you have any questions, contact Pat Kinnard at 920-362-4771

2. If you are at all interested in showing dairy at the 2019 WI State Fair, Rob Moede is having a meeting before the fitting and showing meeting at 9:00am on May 11th at the fairgrounds near the dairy barn. If you are planning on showing dairy at state fair, it is highly recommended that you attend this meeting.

Extension Kewaunee County
05/02/2019

Extension Kewaunee County

Pay attention to warning signs. There are many ways to become aware if an agricultural worker may be at risk for suicide.
For information, visit http://bit.ly/MHAM002.

AgriSafe Network

Extension Kewaunee County
04/30/2019

Extension Kewaunee County

Do you have a loved one who may be experiencing stress on the farm? Chronic stress can lead to anxiety and depression. It is important to check the signs and symptoms:

http://bit.ly/MHAM001

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center @NAMICommunicate
National AgrAbility Project

Extension Kewaunee County
04/30/2019

Extension Kewaunee County

Dairy Girl Network Enhance Webinar Mini-Series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month:
Behavioral Health

Dairy Girl Network recognizes the need for conversations and on-going awareness to behavioral health. During the month of May, DGN will bring forth three webinars in the form of a mini-series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

THIS Friday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST)
Topic: Let’s Talk Mental Health

Friday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST)
Topic: Signs and Symptoms

Friday, May 31 at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST)
Topic: Self Care and Awareness

Dairywomen and men throughout the industry will have access to register for our mini-series to learn more about the conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. We will have conversations on how to relate to others and help them to function daily. We know that everyone is unique, and we want to focus on those individual experiences, yet share ways to find help and resources to not only overcome but to grow and live.

$10 registration cost (DGN programming and development fee) covers ALL 3 webinars. Registration is open to the industry and all are welcome. Login instructions will be provided by email prior to each webinar.

Register by clicking https://dairygirlnetwork.com/may-2019-webinar-registration/
*Limited spots available – register early to reserve your spot in the live or recorded webinar.*

You can choose to watch the live webinar OR watch the recorded presentation for up to 30 days after the session. To watch the recorded version, you must still register before May 31st.

Special thank you to Zoetis for providing the WebEx hosting.

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Kewaunee, WI
54216

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

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(920) 388-7141

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