• Biofilms-Biological Foe June 19, 2018
      Biofilms are all around us. Biofilms are defined as microbial growth on a solid surface and may harbor bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that may cause disease in calves. In the Heifer Blueprint factsheet Biofilms-Your Biological Foe, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd discusses the impact of  biofilms and how to properly clean feed […]
    • New Partners in Equity Food Project Grant Available June 15, 2018
      The Partner in Equity Food Project Grant was created to encourage the innovative development of projects that advance equity and access in local food systems across Dane County. The budget for food projects is $15,000. The maximum amount of any one grant will be $5,000. Proposals should address one for more of the following focus areas: Increase access to he […]
    • Managing Heat Stress in Cattle June 14, 2018
      The forecast for this weekend in highs in the 90's with humidity to make the heat indexes likley in the 100's. For feedlot cattle, hot temperature for 2 or 3 days plus warm nights mean increased risk for heat stress. With a chance for rain on Thursday, humidity will increase making it difficult for heavy cattle to maintain thermo-neutral body tempe […]
    • Dairy Grazing Profitability Pasture Walk June 14, 2018
      Wisconsin Farmers Union, Glacierland RC&D, Organic Valley, Fond du Lac County Land and Water, & the Floods are hosting a Pasture Walk at Dan & Wendy Flood’s Organic Dairy Farm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Floods practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their organic dairy herd.  They graze 80 Dairy cows, plus dry […]
    • Tony Peirick June 12, 2018
      [collapsible style="kayak" title="About the Farm"] Tony works with his sons and brother on their dairy farm in South Central Wisconsin, near Watertown. His family has been working the land there since 1942, when his father first purchased the property. They farm on nearly 1,000 acres growing soy and alfalfa and raising 200 dairy cows. [/c […]

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