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StrongBodies Classes for Women and Men – January, 2019

This strength-training program is for both women and men, with an emphasis on those 40 years of age and older. Previous classes have included participants from 40 to over 90 years of age. In addition to building stronger bones, the program increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Preregistration is required. New participants age 70 and over […]

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Poinsettias – A Favorite Holiday Plant

Poinsettias are a favorite holiday plant, and the red “flowers” add a bright spot of color to our winters. Did you know that the red parts are not really flower petals, but are bracts, which are modifed leaves? Check out this fact sheet on selecting and caring for your poinsettia. Fact sheet on selecting poinsettias, […]

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Farming Your Finances – Beef Edition

3-evening workshop series: January 24, January 31, February 7 (Participants should attend all 3 sessions) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Registration at 5 p.m., light supper at 5:30 p.m., classroom session 6 to 8 p.m.) County/USDA Service Center, 925 Donald St in Medford For anyone interested in learning about or improving their operation’s financial management, […]

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Donating to Food Pantries

While food pantries need food donations all year long, the fall and winter holidays often are a time for food drives and extra individual donations. This recent UW-Extension article gives guidelines for making your food donations.

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National Agricultural Statistics Service – Wisconsin

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a […]

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Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

A new version of the Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide was released in March 2018. The Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017 (.pdf) includes data on: manure services land tillage operations planting operations fertilizer and chemical applications haylage harvest operations hay harvest operations hay baling, wrapping, and hauling corn silage harvest operations silage bagging harvesting grain and […]

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