Heart of the Farm: Bringing Women Together will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 4 in Manitowoc County at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Newton.
Farmers are connected to the food they produce every day through caring for their animals and growing crops. They are also connected to their communities through church, school and other organizations.
GREEN BAY — Wisconsin’s increasingly popular industrial hemp program means a wave of new questions from eager growers and processors.
Registration is open for the 2019 National Holstein Convention, which will be held June 24-27 at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton.
EAU CLAIRE — After debuting Valmetal’s new TMR Master 625 at last year’s World Dairy Expo, Valmetal sales manager Greg Lueth will again have the company’s new reel mixer on display, this time at the WPS Farm Show, March 26-28 at the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh.
Wisconsin farmers reeling from a disastrous winter are getting a little help from the state’s energy efficiency program.
With snow melting and rain falling on frozen soil, Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast was completely pink last week, meaning the risk of manure runoff was severe statewide.
EAU CLAIRE — The hazelnut is loaded with potential. Jason Fischbach, Extension agriculture agent for Ashland and Bayfield counties, is among those tasked with unlocking that potential in the Upper Midwest; no small task, considering it includes building an industry nearly from scratch.
Minnesota farmers may seek assistance from the Rural Finance Authority’s Restructure Loan program if they have good credit but are having trouble with cash flow.
Dave Wilfert, co-owner and general manager of Wilfert Farms near Mishicot, will be the featured presenter at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center’s Breakfast at the Barn on March 21 in the Manitowoc County town of Newton.
East Central/Select Sires delegates and NorthStar Cooperative common stock owners officially voted in favor of merging the two cooperatives.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years.
Don Niles would have understood if the third year of his region’s farmer-led conservation group had been slow going in the quest to improve water quality.
Wisconsin farm organizations last week threw their support behind proposed legislation promoting a more streamlined process for nutrient trading in hopes of improving water quality throughout the state and putting public and private dollars to better use.
ELEVA — Even as another round of snow was beginning to fall, employees, contractors, an insurance adjuster and a veterinarian scrambled around Hamlin Valley Farms surveying the damage after a winter storm Feb. 23-24 caused the roofs of four buildings on the farm to collapse, killing at least…
Over the past 130-plus years, the furry weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil has had an accuracy rate of less than 40 percent, meaning he’s only been right less than half of the time.
About 150 exhibitors await visitors at the 56th annual Eau Claire Farm Show, which will be held March 5-6 at the Chippewa Valley Expo Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire.
GREEN BAY — Producers, consumers, corporate buyers and others all have a stake in dairy production, albeit often with different priorities.
The 2017 Farm Technology Days grant committee, based in Kewaunee County, announced it will be awarding $89,792 in 29 individual grants to charities and non-profits located in the Kewaunee County area.
UW-Madison and Extension Nutrient and Pest Management Program recently announced two staff additions.
Ewell Smith knows what image crises are all about.
PLATTEVILLE — College students with interests of all kinds may often find themselves wondering if they’ll have a job when they graduate. It’s an especially pressing question for students entering the growing world of technology, automation and artificial intelligence, with UW-Platteville stu…
The Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council has five openings for individuals interested in shaping the future of organic farming and food in Wisconsin. Nominations are due March 14.
EAU CLAIRE — The aquaculture industry has plenty of room for growth; the only requirement is that farmers share with consumers the benefits of farm-raised fish, according to Bret Shaw, an environmental communication specialist for UW-Extension and associate professor with the UW-Madison Depa…
After a long winter, the Eau Claire Farm Show always offers visitors a taste of spring as they take a look at the latest in agricultural advances.
The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network and UW-Extension will host their winter grazing conference Saturday, March 9, at the Shell Lake Community Center, 200 West Lake Dr., one block east of U.S. Highway 63 in Shell Lake.
A Food and Faith retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at First Lutheran Church in Amery.
ELAND — Jake Roth finds himself in hog heaven nearly every day.
Holstein Association USA announced the top Holstein Breed Age Average herds for 2018 classifications.
SURING — For decades, the Hischke name was synonymous with milk hauling.
The Wisconsin Farmers Union is partnering with Golden Sands RC&D to host three beginning farmer workshops titled “Money Matters on the Farm” this winter.
UW-Extension and the Bayfield County Land Conservation Department will host an informational meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, for forage and hay producers in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties.
CADOTT — Neil Young spent late January bouncing around the Midwest during his Big M Theater Tour with stops in Milwaukee, Madison and a four-night series of shows in Minneapolis.
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service will host its 30th annual conference Feb. 21-23 in La Crosse. Organizers said this year’s event would be filled with opportunities to look back on MOSES’s history and look toward the future of the industry.
The producer-led Farmers of the Barron County Watersheds group will host a winter meeting from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Rolling Oaks Supper Club in Barron.
Research continues to show that milk is one of the best products for athletes to consume. That’s why employee owners at Vita Plus Loyal were proud to donate milk for the Loyal High School boys and girls basketball teams and wrestling team.
Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more can apply for the 2019 Century Farm Program. Produced by the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the Century Farm Program was created to promote agriculture and honor historic famil…
Marie Hamlin of Roberts and the St. Croix Central FFA Chapter is the 2019 Wisconsin state winner in the GROWMARK essay contest, open to FFA members.
MENOMONIE — Iowa’s Sioux County is a bit of an enigma, says Dave Swenson of the Department of Economics at Iowa State University.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — George Polzin said the partial federal government shutdown is starting to have a significant effect on Chippewa Valley farmers.
As many farmers struggle to make ends meet, a workshop series from Trempealeau County’s UW-Extension is aimed at helping both longtime and new farmers find ways to make their farm as profitable as possible.
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has a long history of conducting surveys for pests; in fact, DATCP has been annually observing crop pest activity through its Pest Survey Program since 1915.
An interactive series of online sessions to help women in agriculture cope with stress, called “Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture,” continues Jan. 25.
“The best way to predict the future is to design it.” This quote, said by Buckminster Fuller, demonstrates that engineers are a crucial part in the future of agriculture. Engineers design, test and resolve issues in society.
A new version of Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast will debut Feb. 1, offering farmers a much more detailed and localized look at the threat of runoff before they plan to spread manure.
UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are co-hosting a series of concentrated animal feeding operation update meetings throughout the state in early February. The meetings are specifically designed for Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitted CAFO o…
Michael Travis, who has served Pepin County as the agriculture and natural resources educator since 2013, also sill serve Pierce County in that same role at .2 FTE's, effective Jan. 1.
MENOMONIE — First, the good news: Farm-level milk prices will be higher in 2019 than they were in 2018.