The Extension Office is Moving!

The Extension office will be moving on Wednesday, November 20th.  Our new home is on the second floor of the Community Services Building, Suite 216. We will have limited access to phones and email while we move.

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Fall Edition of the Chippewa Valley Agricultural Extension Report

Please click on the links below to read the latest issue of the Chippewa Valley Agricultural Extension Report Fall 2019 edition. Click on this link to read the full newsletter – CV Ag News Fall 2019 – or click below for each page. Featured articles in this month’s newsletter include: CV Ag News Fall 2019, Page 1, […]

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Annie’s Project – a new program for women farmers

Annie’s Project – a new program for women farmers According to 2017 U.S. agricultural census data, there are 22,671 Wisconsin farms identifying a woman as the principal operator.  This is a dramatic increase from prior census data and places Wisconsin 9th in the nation for the number of women principal operators.  Census data indicates West […]

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Red Cedar Demonstration Farm 2019 Fall Cover Crops Field Day

Red Cedar Demonstration Farm 2019 Fall Cover Crops Field Day Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Time: 12:30PM – 3:30PM (Rain or Shine) Location: Red Cedar Demonstration Farm, near Hwy 12/29 East and Stokke Parkway, Menomonie, WI  Are you interested in cover crops and the benefits that they may provide? Please join us for a field […]

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Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

Supporting Farmers Workshop has been postponed, new date TBD. 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 […]

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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   Individual pages for easier viewing: Resource Guide – Aug 2019 – Cover Page Resource Guide – Aug 2019 – Food & Nutrition Resource Guide – Aug […]

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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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