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Flu Season is here! Now is the time to get your shot!

Ensuring that everyone in Wisconsin gets a flu vaccination (also called flu shot, or flu immunization) this year is more important than ever. Influenza causes many hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. each year. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for everyone older than 6 months. Please read for more information on when and where to get your flu shot.

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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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Senator Baldwin’s Webinar: COVID Relief for Farmers

Join Senator Tammy Baldwin in a free webinar to learn about federal COVID relief programs for farmers. Presentations by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are included on how to apply for programs as well as a panel of financial institution leaders providing information. It’s free to attend but advanced registration is required.

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Small Grains Virtual Meeting

Join Jerry Clark, Ag Agent from Chippewa County, and Carl Duley, Ag Agent from Buffalo County in a Small Grains Virtual Meeting. This forum will highlight local markets, research in Western Wisconsin, and Production Basics. Along with additional speakers from different small grain companies in the region, they will touch on topics including quality parameters, production Q&A, and more.

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USDA – Conservation Reserve Program General Signup is Open! Deadline has been EXTENDED!

*****Signup has been Extended by the USDA for this program******
Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program. The competitive sign-up, which began Monday, January 4th, provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. The acreage offered by producers and landowners is evaluated competitively; accepted offers will begin Oct. 1, 2021.

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UW-Madison & U of Minnesota Agricultural Survey

AURI is inviting you to complete a survey designed to assess and quantify the impacts of the COVID-19 on the farm and food communities in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region. Please share your experience about how the pandemic has been affecting your daily work and livelihoods.

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Beans & Bull: On-Farm Technologies

Join us for the next Beans & Bull: On-Farm Technologies webinar! Topics are: Get your planting right! Planter technology for optimizing seeding and Keeping synthetic auxin herbicides on target. February 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Women Food and Agriculture Network will host farm business marketing workshop

Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) board member and marketing professional Diahann Lohr, will lead The Marketplace of Story: What Marketing Questions Keep You Up At Night? for a deep dive into developing and polishing your farm business marketing plan. Are you in a leadership capacity and seeking help to build a non-profit organization marketing plan? Then this workshop is for you, too!

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NCAT: Armed to Farm Virtual Training

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now offering a virtual version of its popular sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans. NCAT is moving the training online to make it accessible during COVID-19 restrictions. Virtual Armed to Farm will cover topics essential to farm success, including business planning, budgeting, record-keeping, marketing, and USDA programs, as well as specific enterprise discussions.

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2021 Midwest Manure Summit

Supporting and strengthening the Midwest dairy industry through awareness, understanding, and adoption of innovative manure handling processes. Many topics will be discussed throughout the summit day. Pre-registration is required by 5:00 p.m., February 22, 2021.

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