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Learn about the Dairy Margin Protection Program on September 2

Learn about the Dairy Margin Protection Program on September 2

Taylor County dairy producers are invited to attend a program at the Abbotsford City Hall on Tuesday, September 2, to learn about the new Dairy Margin Protection Program and Dairy Markets. The new farm bill announced earlier this year offers a “safety-net” for dairy farms called the Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP).

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Keep Summer Healthy and Food-Safe

August 2014 Whether you’re enjoying a picnic, a cookout or simply a meal on the back deck, eating outdoors is a highlight of the summer season for most of us. But warmer weather can also set the stage for food-borne illness when foods are cooked or handled improperly, says University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara […]

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July/August 4-H Newsletter

July/August 4-H Newsletter

In this newsletter, you will find:
Taylor County 4-H Picnic – Sunday, August 3 at Mondeaux Dam
Last chance to sign up for Cloverbud Day – July 10
Clovers returning to the food stand (due July 15)
Summer 4-H Camp photos
Food Stand Work Schedule
Record Books & Project Awards
2015 Award Trips
Wisconsin 4-H Arts Camp
Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest Lunchtime Learning Series
And much more!

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Enjoy the Harvest All Year – Food Preservation Bulletins Available

Enjoy the Harvest All Year – Food Preservation Bulletins Available

Gardens, vegetable stands, and farmer’s markets are brimming with vegetables and fruits. Take advantage of this harvest bounty and preserve some delicious food to enjoy later. If you are putting the work into canning and freezing, be sure to preserve food right – for both safety and quality reasons. UW-Extension has many bulletins available with […]

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Beef Cow/Calf Meeting – June 26 in Butternut

Beef Cow/Calf Meeting – June 26 in Butternut

While Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland,” interest in raising beef cattle is on the rise. A recent USDA census showed that a majority of cow/calf operations have less than 50 head of cattle, but raise nearly one third of the U.S. calf crop annually. With a plentiful supply out-of- use dairy farm operations and pasture land available, many who work off the farm or have retired from dairying find raising beef cattle a natural fit for their available facilities.

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StrongWomen, StrongBones Classes – New Sessions Start in September

StrongWomen, StrongBones Classes – New Sessions Start in September

New StrongWomen, Strong Bones sessions will start the week of September 15 and run for 10 weeks. An evidence-based strength training program for adult women and men of all ages. Improve your physical and mental health. $15 fee covers all 10 weeks. All classes meet twice a week and are 1 hour long. Must preregister. […]

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Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest – Lunch & Learn

Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest – Lunch & Learn

Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest – Lunchtime Learning Series. Lunch & Learn at the Taylor County UW-Extension Office. First Session is May 12. Join friends and colleagues at the Taylor County UW-Extension Office for webinar-based sessions on food safety and preservation topics. Distance-learning lectures will include the ability to ask questions of food safety and food preservation […]

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Updated Custom Rate Guide available

Updated Custom Rate Guide available

The 2013 NASS Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide has been released. Inside you will find land tillage, fertilizer and chemical application, planting, manure services, hay and haylage harvest, corn silage services, grain and corn stalk harvesting, grain drying, and machinery rental.

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4-H talents on display at Cultural Arts Festival

4-H talents on display at Cultural Arts Festival

From music and public speaking to art and posters, 4-H members from Taylor County put on an impressive display of talent on Saturday during the annual Cultural Arts Festival.

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Tiffany Langteau Memorial Calf Grant

The Wisconsin District 4 Holstein Association is offering a $1500 calf grant awarded to an individual in the district (counties including Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Taylor or Wood counties). The grant is awarded through the Tiffany Langteau Memorial. Funds have been raised by selling embryos at the Central Wisconsin Summer Event and the Marathon County Holstein Association Sale.

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