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Country Visions Cooperative
07/06/2019

Country Visions Cooperative

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.

PJ Liesch continues the conversation about Wisconsin's many insect inhabitants, paying particular attention to bees and ...
07/05/2019
Pollinators: What to watch for this season

PJ Liesch continues the conversation about Wisconsin's many insect inhabitants, paying particular attention to bees and other pollinators and sharing tips on how to help them prosper.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/news/2019/07/05/pollinators-what-to-watch-for-this-season/

PJ Liesch continues the conversation about Wisconsin's many insect inhabitants, paying particular attention to bees and other pollinators and sharing tips on how to help them prosper.

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program
07/01/2019
Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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.

Kewaunee County 4-H, WI
06/26/2019

Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Last week 24 members and coaches took part in the one of the three statewide 4-H Area Animal Science Day judging contests in livestock and dairy. The teams headed to Waupaca County with their coaches, Rob Moede, dairy and Renee Van Donsel, livestock. The teams spent the day judging a number of animal classes, answering questions, and for the seniors, giving reasons. As always, Kewaunee County members made up proud.

In livestock judging, Kimberly Van Donsel placed 3rd individually and Marie Prodell picked up a 7th place ribbon. The senior team, Van Donsel, Prodell, and Daria and Desiree Ahrens placed 3rd overall and are waiting to hear if they will be invited to the state contest. The junior team of Savannah and Wyatt Bailey, Blake Jauquet, and Caleb Salentine did an awesome job - for a few it was their very first time participating in a judging contest and they placed 8th as a team. Check out the pictures from the day - photo credit to Renee Van Donsel

On the dairy judging team, Jeremy Schlies placed 3rd overall and Megan Moede placed 7th. The senior team of Schlies, Moede, Brianna Paye, Mercedes Kroll, and Kristen Ledvina came in 3rd place and we are waiting to hear if they will be invited to the state contest. In the junior contest, Jake Treml placed 9th overall. The junior dairy Kewaunee A team of Jake Treml, Katie Ledvina, Hunter Guilette, and Nolan Lambrecht came in 4th place, The junior dairy Kewaunee B team came in 10th with members Trevor Guillette,Lucas Ledvina, Jadelynn Kroll, Logan Guilette, Katleyn Ledvina, and Aubrey Daul. Photo Credit Rob Moede. We'll post results pictures as soon as they are available

Register now for Wisconsin Invasive Plant Management on Roadsides WorkshopsInvasive plants have been shown to impact Wis...
06/26/2019
Register now for Wisconsin Invasive Plant Management on Roadsides Workshops

Register now for Wisconsin Invasive Plant Management on Roadsides Workshops

Invasive plants have been shown to impact Wisconsin’s economy, environment, and human health. Roadsides are a key area where these unwanted plants establish and spread. These right of way habitats are challenging to work in but focused efforts can be successful in preventing spread and reduce invasive plant populations.

To help educate and jumpstart management, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension along with 4-Control are conducting roadside invasive plant workshops throughout the state. We invite you to attend one of these five regional workshops. While this training is available to anyone interested, the focus will be on training staff of municipalities that manage vegetation on roadsides.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/news/2019/06/26/invasive-plant-mgmnt-workshops/

To help educate and jumpstart management of invasive plants along roadsides, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension along with 4-Control are conducting roadside invasive plant workshops throughout the state.

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...

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program
06/20/2019

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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.

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program
06/19/2019

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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!

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program
06/13/2019

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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!

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program
06/12/2019
Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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!

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program
06/07/2019

Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Program

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.

Stigma is toxic to those affected by #mentalhealth conditions. It creates shame, fear and silence in our rural communiti...
05/30/2019
NAMI Presents: Cure Stigma

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

NAMI believes stigma towards mental health is 100% curable. So do yourself, and everyone a favor and take the test #CureStigma. By taking the test, you’ll support the 1 in 5 Americans living with mental health conditions.

05/30/2019
Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Kewaunee County 4-H, WI

Only two more days to submit your fair entries!

See the comments below for links and more.
Questions: call Darlene, 920-676-4580

Do you have stigma when it comes to mental illnesses? Take this three question quiz, and as a reward you’ll get a FREE...
05/29/2019
NAMI Presents: Cure Stigma

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

NAMI believes stigma towards mental health is 100% curable. So do yourself, and everyone a favor and take the test #CureStigma. By taking the test, you’ll support the 1 in 5 Americans living with mental health conditions.

Stigma may not directly affect you, but it prevents the 1 in 5 Americans with mental health conditions from seeking help...
05/28/2019
NAMI Presents: Cure Stigma

Stigma may not directly affect you, but it prevents the 1 in 5 Americans with mental health conditions from seeking help.

Rural, agricultural communities can be highly influenced by stigma. Get tested for stigma here: https://www.curestigma.org/ @NAMICommunicate National AgrAbility Project

NAMI believes stigma towards mental health is 100% curable. So do yourself, and everyone a favor and take the test #CureStigma. By taking the test, you’ll support the 1 in 5 Americans living with mental health conditions.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Red River Farm Network have joined forces to create a new radio series c...
05/27/2019
TransFARMation | Red River Farm Network

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Red River Farm Network have joined forces to create a new radio series called TransFARMation. The series aims to increase awareness and reduce inhibitions about acknowledging farmer stress while highlighting sources of support. The in-depth podcasts feature interviews with farmers and can be found at www.rrfn.com/transfarmation

@mnagriculture @RedRiverRadioNetwork @gpcah @umash National AgrAbility Project

Finding other people to relate to and doing things that bring you enjoyment are great ways to improve your mood and over...
05/27/2019

Finding other people to relate to and doing things that bring you enjoyment are great ways to improve your mood and overall mental health.

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theactionalliance.org

Are you interested in sharing your own story about mental health or stress on social media? See some #RealStory guidance from @SuicidePreventionResourceCenter for how to craft a story about survival, hope, and healing—aimed at saving lives and restoring hope. http://bit.ly/MHAM008

Finding humor in the circumstances of life can lift moods with laughter and help people to better deal with and overcome...
05/25/2019

Finding humor in the circumstances of life can lift moods with laughter and help people to better deal with and overcome difficult experiences.

05/24/2019
www.extension.iastate.edu

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

Supporting the mental health of your farm employees is a key aspect of farm management. Consider a safety talk on stress...
05/23/2019
Farm Employee Management: Health, Stress, and Well-Being | Ag Decision Maker

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

Health, stress and well-being encompasses many areas of the farm business operation when working with family or non-family employees. This includes keeping employees healthy and safe both on and off the farm. When this is done, employees feel good about coming to work every day in a safe environment...

Be a leader. This new interactive online series can help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what t...
05/22/2019
Cultivating Resiliency Webinars

Be a leader. This new interactive online series can help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and connect them with resources. To learn more about the #CultivatingResiliency project, go to http://umash.umn.edu/cultivating-resiliency-webinars/
@umashcenter National AgrAbility Project Women, Food and Agriculture Network

Raising awareness of farm stress is important, but offering some tools to help weather the stress is critical. This new interactive online series sets out to help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and connect them with resource

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

05/22/2019

Thanks to all of our community partners and volunteers. Some short clips of safety stations from WI Public Service on electrical safety.

Here are a few more snaps of some of the great sessions today on wildlife safety (check out the snake he's holding), bic...
05/22/2019

Here are a few more snaps of some of the great sessions today on wildlife safety (check out the snake he's holding), bicycle safety, tractor safety.

05/22/2019

Another short clip from our community partners at WI Public Service teaching young people about electrical safety

05/22/2019
05/22/2019
Learning and having fun with the great presentets at Kewaunee County Rural Safety Day today. This event for all 3rd grad...
05/22/2019

Learning and having fun with the great presentets at Kewaunee County Rural Safety Day today. This event for all 3rd graders in the county is coordinated by Extension Kewaunee County and Kewaunee County Public Health.

“Many people are struggling and just need to know they’re not alone,” said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom...
05/21/2019
TransFARMation | Red River Farm Network

“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

05/20/2019

Taking breaks is important for improving mental health. Feeling fatigued when operating machinery can also be dangerous. Turn off the engine. Take 10 minutes to rest and reset. Small breaks not only improve resiliency, but they can also lessen the effects of whole-body vibration.
Seems like a win-win!

Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health @iowastateuniversityextension

NIOSH funds researchers to developed evidenced-based resources related to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdose i...
05/19/2019
Opioids in the Workplace: NIOSH Extramural Research | NIOSH | CDC

NIOSH funds researchers to developed evidenced-based resources related to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdose in working populations. Click on the link to find resources intended to help workers, employers, and medical providers as they face the opioid epidemic within their communities. http://bit.ly/MHAM011 NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NIOSH-funded grantees and other partners are working to address the opioid crisis. These extramural researchers have conducted research and developed resources, including education, training, and surveillance data, related to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdose in working populations. Below...

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05/18/2019

Photos from Extension Kewaunee County's post

According to the CDC, the rates of drug overdose deaths from opioids have been rising fast in rural areas. Know where to...
05/18/2019
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According to the CDC, the rates of drug overdose deaths from opioids have been rising fast in rural areas. Know where to go for help. SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral service (English and Spanish) for families facing substance use disorders.

Call 1-800-622-HELP. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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