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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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USDA – Conservation Reserve Program General Signup is Open!

Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program until Feb. 12, 2021. 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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FSA, Extension Offer Webinar to Assist WI Producers’ ARC/PLC Decision-Making

All producers have the opportunity to sign up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program by March 15th. An educational webinar for Wisconsin producers is being held on Tuesday, January 19th, starting at 10:30 a.m. to help in this decision-making process.  This free event is cooperatively sponsored by the WI USDA-Farm Service Agency office and UW-Madison, Division of Extension.

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Focus on Forage Webinar Series!

Focus on Forage is a FREE, 7-part Extension webinar series highlighting research-based information and farmer strategies to optimize forage yield, quality, and profitability in Wisconsin. Forages feed our beef, dairy, sheep and goat industries and are also an important crop in soil conservation and crop rotation. CEU’s will be offered and registration by 5:00 p.m. the day before is required.

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Farmland Markets & Leasing Contracts Webinar

Join our webinar discussing topics such as farmland markets & rental prices, building a robust lease agreement, and attend breakout sessions discussing leases, investments, renting, and more! Free to attend but registration is required.

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2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes

This year has brought many challenges and surprises to farmers and agriculture professionals across Wisconsin.  Join us as we wrap up the year with “2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes”, the final webinar in the “Fall 2020 Farm Management Update Series”. 

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