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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.


StrongBodies Classes for Women and Men – new classes in January, 2018

Reflecting its broadened scope and audience, StrongBodies is the new name for the former StrongWomen and Strong Bones programs. 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 in their 70s and 80s. In addition to building stronger bones, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Growing Industrial Hemp

Growing Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin Visit the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for information https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/IndustrialHemp.aspx about how to grow industrial hemp under the pilot research program that was newly authorized by the Wisconsin Legislature. From the DATCP website, you may access links to additional industrial hemp information, and you may register to receive […]

Community garden

Community Gardens in Medford

The purpose of the Community Gardens is to provide a low-cost gardening site for community members to grow vegetables. Gardening season is winding down and current renters should have their beds cleaned out by November 15. If you have garlic or  perennial vegetables, please mark those squares. Those who rented gardens this year should reserve […]