Agriculture

Red Barn, Agriculture in Portage CountyAg News & Events:

  • Soil Testing
    Portage County UW-Extension is offering soil testing for lawns, gardens, and fields.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 […]
  • 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.


  

Portage County Agriculture Information

Portage County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Brochure (PDF, 295 KB)

 

If you have any questions regarding Agriculture in Portage County, please contact:

Ken Schroeder
Portage County – UW Extension
Portage County Annex Building
1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5246
Phone: 715-346-1316
Fax: 715-346-1323
Email: ken.schroeder@ces.uwex.edu