Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

With the challenging financial and emotional situation plaguing farm families in our communities, Extension in Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties will be hosting a half day meeting on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. This meeting will assist agri-business professionals and agency staff in feeling more comfortable and confident working with families in distress.  The agenda […]

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Dunn County Resource Guide

Are you looking for information on local resources but not sure where to turn?  This resource guide can help you make the right connection. Dunn County Resource Guide

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Livestock Comfort at the Fair

  A hot fair leaves fair exhibitors looking for coolness for both themselves and their fair animals. When temperatures reach above 80 degrees and the relative humidity is above 65 percent, comfort is certainly compromised. This kind of weather can be especially deadly for swine, as they have nonfunctioning sweat glands. Effects of heat stress […]

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Little Britches Showmanship at the Dunn County Fair

The Dunn County Fair would like to invite area youth, ages 4-8 years old, to participate in the Little Britches Showmanship exhibition. These young individuals are invited to show calves (dairy or beef) born after March 1, 2019 and before the fair, OR individuals may show a goat or lamb born after January 1, 2019 […]

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Alfalfa Winterkill and Injury: One more challenge for farmers to overcome

To say the last several months has been a challenge for farmers, especially dairy and livestock farmers, is the major understatement of the year.  Take low milk and commodity prices, add in record snowfall since late January, throw in several collapsed buildings, plus a late April snow storm, add a late spring and planting season, […]

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