Fall is officially here and farmers will be busy bringing in the harvest of corn and soybeans as the growing season comes to an end.
COMET™ is a short two-hour program offered by University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension educators for agricultural and rural communities in Wisconsin. COMET stands for “Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory.” The program can be offered in-person as a standalone workshop, attached …
MADISON, Wis. – Liz Henry’s continuing dedication to Wisconsin agriculture and the University of Wisconsin-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences embodies has earned her the college’s Honorary Recognition Award.
CRIVITZ, Wis. – The United States cannot succeed without farmers to feed us and military-service members to protect our nation. In modern times few people are engaged in agriculture and the military. But there are still some who perform both essential duties for our nation, just as they did …
Have you seen the ash grove lately?
It’s tempting to proclaim the lawn and garden season finished as we creep into fall, but the work remains even after the growing season ends.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Europe is staring down a winter energy crisis. Russia has reduced natural-gas supplies as Europe supports Ukraine. The continent’s ability to navigate the winter may depend on how cold it is and on competition from Asia. The lights of the Eiffel Tower are turning of…
For a second year in a row Wisconsin residents will likely spend hundreds of dollars more to heat their homes, thanks to skyrocketing fuel prices. The National Energy Assistance Directors Association estimates it will cost more than $1,200 to heat an average home this winter, an increase of …
Off-farm jobs and income are critically important to farmers and ranchers, as the rural and agricultural economy has evolved during the past half-century to benefit connected and diverse communities. Growing rural and urban economic interdependence can be difficult to see at times but an app…
Wisconsin is banding together with five other Midwestern states to promote development of a “clean hydrogen” economy.
Wisconsin had 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sept.25, 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The first reported frost in the north was light and patchy, but mostly the weather was both drier and warmer than normal.
Mobile markets can struggle to stay financially afloat. One researcher who has studied mobile markets for over a decade likens them to “revolving doors.”
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Supplementing dairy feed with enzymes from two funguses has a positive effect on cows’ lactational performance, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. They recently tested the concept in an experiment.
The average temperature in August of the contiguous United States was 74.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 2.5 degrees warmer than average. It ranks eighth-warmest in the 128-year record. Generally temperatures were warmer than average and-or record-warm across much of the country.
Smart-harvest market forecasted
Since 1950 the Kansas Farm Bureau has sponsored the Safety Poster Program. The theme this year is "Roadmap for Safety – Farm, Family, Community.” Suggested topics included Tractor Safety, Families Caring for Families, General Farmer Wellness, Mental Health Awareness and Getting Home Safely.
Reproductive dynamics on dairy farms are dramatically different from those even a few years ago. With the increasing use of sexed semen and genomic testing, dairy farmers can produce better-quality replacement dairy heifers than ever before.
Glenda Gillaspy, new dean of the University of Wisconsin-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Madison, recently met with stakeholders and advisory council members of the Dairy Innovation Hub. Together they toured Mystic Valley Dairy near Sauk City, Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging all-terrain- and utility-terrain-vehicle riders and passengers to wear helmets and seatbelts while out riding this fall.
Unmanned-aerial vehicles have become integrated into a variety of research activities but have arguably been the most impactful in agricultural research. Researchers at South Dakota State University have been using the technology in the past few years for early diagnosis of crop-related challenges.
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Fires pose serious threats to the wellbeing of livestock and humans. Prevention is key; take a moment today to save a life tomorrow. Use this form to complete safety checks on the farm.