Beef Cow Calf Workship Scheduled for February 2022

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host its Beef Cow Calf Workshop at three locations and virtually in February 2022. The workshop focuses on selection and development of replacement heifers, management and care of calving heifers, and secure beef supply planning. Pre-registration is required by calling the location you wish to attend; walk-ins are not allowed. Social distancing and other COVID-related recommendations will be followed.

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Annual CAFO update series

Jointly sponsored by UW Madison Division of Extension’s Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) — owners/management and key staff, their agronomic and engineering consultants, and agency staff and others who work with these operations. Spread over two days, February 15 and 16 and covering a variety of topics.

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2022 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

Farmers and agricultural professionals from around the state are coming together to share & learn about all things cover crops. Whether you’re a seasoned cover cropper or an absolute beginner, there will be something for everyone! Topics include creating new opportunities for in-season manure, managing equipment for planting green, adaptive rye management, incorporating cover crops in vegetable rotations, cover crops as forage, and MORE!

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“What Happened to You?”

Anyone interested in how childhood trauma impacts brain development, and how all of us can help create a resilient, healing community, is welcome to join these conversations. Books are now available for checkout at the Brewer Public Library.

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USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Update

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) update from Mark Stephenson, Director for the Center for Dairy Profitability and Dairy Policy and Analysis at UW Madison. What you need to know for 2022 sign-up and changes to the program that could affect previous years coverage.

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Focus on Forage: Optimizing forage production in Wisconsin

Silage Additives for Conventional and Alternative Forages: Cost & Benefits with Dr. Luiz Ferreratto, UW-Madison Extension Ruminant Nutrition Specialist. Disease and Mycotoxin Considerations when Making Corn Silage with Dr. Damon Smith, UW-Madison Extension Field Crop Pathology Specialist

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