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Extension Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Extension Richland County is committed to serving and working with all residents of our community. We support the work of UW-Madison Division of Extension to further diversity and inclusion, and Richland County institutions who are working to end discrimination & racism.

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Office Staff, Procedures, and Contact Information

Due to the Safer at Home Order put out by the Governor, our staffing, hours, and procedures have changed to follow the latest information available. Please check back frequently as this will be updated and changed to reflect the latest information provided. Please read for more information.

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Poultry Management Webinar Series

Tune in for management techniques and tactics on the following topics that promote healthier flocks and more efficient management. Legal parameters involved in raising and selling poultry or poultry products will also be discussed. This series is FREE but does require registration.

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Creating Safe Play Areas on Farms

What does your play area on the farm look like? Is there a clear line between the play area and the busy farm areas? What do you look for? Large equipment and livestock, coupled with a child’s curiosity, can lead to a tragic incident. Therefore, it is important to create a play area for children that is both fun and safe with a physical barrier separating it from the busy, active workplace of the farm. All these questions and more are answered by Jana Davidson, Education Content Specialist, Progressive Agriculture Foundation.

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Walking Strong: A hoof health webinar series

When it comes to health issues on a dairy farm, lameness is usually a main concern along with mastitis and reproductive issues. Lameness includes any abnormality which causes a cow to change the way she walks. Join the Walking Strong: A hoof health webinar series to learn more! It is FREE to attend but does require pre-registration.

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2021 Virtual Crop Scout School

The 2021 Virtual Crop Scout School is available now and is free to the general public. The scout school consists of 22 webinars from crop protection specialists at eleven Midwest Universities and is offered through the Crop Protection Network (CPN). CPN has partnered with Universities all over the Midwest (see below) to make these webinars a reality. This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center.

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AgrAbility of Wisconsin Virtual Summit Scheduled for April 13 – 15, 2021

Since 1991, AgrAbility of Wisconsin has been promoting success in agriculture for farmers and their families living with a farm injury, disability, or limitation. AgrAbility of Wisconsin is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Extension and Easter Seals Wisconsin. AgrAbility of Wisconsin has created a significant impact on Wisconsin agriculture by providing assistance to 2,500 farmers and farm families who have been able to continue farming or return to the farm worksite through AAW intervention. A strong partnership between Easter Seals and Extension has been key to making Wisconsin’s project one of the most successful of its kind in the country.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course Virtual Meeting

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host its seventh annual Dairy Beef Short Course March 23. This year the educational opportunity will be offered as a webinar rather than face-to-face due to the COVID-19 situation. The event is geared toward producers and industry involved in dairy beef production but is open to the public.

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2020 Wisconsin Field Crops Fungicide Test Summary

Every year the Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Program (led by NPM Faculty Director Damon Smith) conducts a wide array of fungicide trials on alfalfa, corn, soybeans, and wheat. These tests inform researchers, practitioners, and farmers about the efficacy of certain fungicide products on specific diseases.

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