Agriculture


October 2016 Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report Newsletter

July 2016 Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report Newsletter

April 2016 Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report Newsletter

January 2016 Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report Newsletter

UPCOMING TRAININGS & MEETINGS:

Pesticide Applicator Training – 2016 letter of training information
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Green Lake Co. Gov. Center – Training Room

Nutrient Management Training – Brochure
Mondays, February 6 & 13, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Green Lake Co. Gov. Center – Training Room

SNAP-Plus Training – Brochure
Tuesdays, February 21 & 28, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Green Lake Co. Gov. Center – Training Room

Cover Crop Meeting – Brochure
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
Green Lake Co. Gov. Center – Training Room

Apple Pruning Workshop – brochure
Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Pineapple Hill Orchard – W3320 Princeton Road, Green Lake

Crops

Forages

Dairy

Livestock

Nutrient Management

Regulations

Common Sence


*** New Crop Budget Analyzer****

This is a great tool to help you determine your cost of production for corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa.
Click HERE for the Excel spreadsheet.


Record Keeping forms

Record keeping is an important tool that can assist in making production decisions easier and improves the profitability of the farming operation. Attached are two record keeping forms that can assist you:

MS Excel Format:

Grain Production
Forage Production

PDF Format:

Grain Production
Forage Production


Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC)

The Wisconsin
Premises Registration Act requires anyone who keeps,
houses, or co-mingles livestock to register their premises.

WLIC is a multi-species
effort led by Wisconsin’s livestock and industry organizations
in cooperation with DATCP, USDA, and UW Extension.

Premises registration is the foundation for a national animal
ID trace back system.

A database of locations where livestock are produced, raised,
and kept will aid animal health officials. For online premise
registration or for more information visit the following
site, http://www.datcp.state.wi.us/premises/index.jsp


Siting Livestock Operations

On April 13, 2004, Governor Doyle signed a new law that strikes a balance between growing animal agriculture, protecting the environment, and respecting local decision making.The new law, 2003 Wisconsin Act 235 directs the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to develop a rule that provides a predictable framework for county and municipal decisions to site or expand livestock facilities. To learn more about the new law and its progress, visit their web site.

Low Cost Energy Savings

Looking for ways to save some money?The following fact sheets suggest a variety of ways to decrease your electricity costs.(pdf format)


Farm Leases

The following are lease agreement available for downloading or printing (pdf format)


Farm Safety

You can never be too safe. The following sites provide information to help protect yourself, your family, visitors and employees


General Resources


Wisconsin’s Farm Equipment Custom Rate Guide

As part of an on-going cooperative arrangement with the agriculture industry, NASS-Wisconsin Field Office (WI FO) conducts a Custom Rates Survey every three years. This 2013 summary is a result of a mail survey which collected rates paid by farmers for custom work performed in 2013. The figures are based on reports by farmers who hired custom work, custom operators and farmers who performed custom work, and machinery dealers who rented out equipment. There were 889 reports compiled. Click here for the Custom Rate Guide:Custom Rate Guide

Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization Resources

Vacant, Agriculture Agent
Green Lake County – UW Extension
571 County Road A
PO Box 3188
Green Lake, WI 54941-3188
Phone: 920-294-4037
Fax: 920-294-4176

Kathy Ninneman, Program Specialist
Green Lake County UW-Extension
571 County Road A
PO Box 3188 (Mailing Address)
Green Lake WI 54941-3188
Phone: 920-294-4032
Fax: 920-294-4176
Email: kathleen.ninneman@ces.uwex.edu