Manure Safety Warning

The weekend of October 22-23, facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin lost feeder steers in incidents related to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) during pump-out. At this time we are not able to explain why there has been an uptick in incidents.

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Portage County Plat Books Available at UWEX

The 2014 Portage County Plat Book is the most current edition available.  Plat books are a convenient reference for local governments, private realty, surveying companies, and the general public.  They also help support our Portage County 4-H programs.

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Feeding Cull Potatoes to Dairy and Beef Cattle

In a year where feed is in short supply and grain prices are high, dairy and beef cattle producers begin looking for alternative feedstuffs.  One option worth considering is cull potatoes.  In Wisconsin we grow potatoes on about 62,000 acres and produce almost 26 million hundredweight (cwt) of potatoes or 1.3 million tons annually.  The […]

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Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage and Corn List

The Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage and Corn List puts Wisconsin farmers in touch with one another for the purpose of buying and/or selling corn silage, high moisture corn, haylage, hay, and straw. The farmer to farmer list is free of charge to both buyers and sellers. Users can list or search for hay, alfalfa […]

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The Barn Project

How to Inventory Barns

Barns in Wisconsin are “an endangered species,” the causes readily listed; decay, abundant size, snow load, economic displacement. Yet nothing symbolizes our historic connection to the land with the same authority, bravery and family bond as a barn. The Barn Project The goal of this project is to inventory and photograph every barn in Wisconsin; every county, every barn. This project cannot save barns but […]

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