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Farm & Family-Building Relationships to Reduce Stress

The farming community is not immune to stress; ongoing economic conditions in agriculture are taking a toll on farm families and their rural communities. In an effort to build resilient farm families, Extension Dodge County is hosting an evening workshop to learn why and how to build strong family relationships and networks which help diminish stress and create strength in the home. The entire family is invited for this free event. Dinner is provided!

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Dodge Dairy Talk-Youngstock

The first in a series of three Dodge Dairy Talk’s, will take place at the Trenton Town Hall on Tuesday, January 28th. These free meetings provide an opportunity for the Dodge County dairy community to learn about relevant topics, discuss issues, and become inspired about new methods and ideas for the dairy farm.

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Ask A Master Gardener – Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a well-known Christmas decoration that has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. It has been a magical, mysterious and sacred plant of European folklore. Ancient cultures believed mistletoe had healing powers, associated it with fertility, or that it bestowed health and good luck.

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WI Beef Quality Assurance Certification In-Person Training

The voluntary Beef Quality Assurance Program assists in raising, feeding and harvesting high quality beef. By participating in BQA and adopting BQA production practices, you are helping to answer the call from the packers’ consumers, for safe beef raised in a humane manner.

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Ask A Master Gardener – An Apple A Day

Fall is synonymous with pumpkins, squash, falling leaves, cooler weather, and apples. A trip to the orchard is a great family tradition and a good opportunity to sample the many varieties of apples available.

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Beef Producer Meeting

A UW-Extension Beef Cow/Calf producer meeting is being offered to producers of all sizes and the agriculture professionals who service their operations.

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Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Courses Offered in 2020

Pesticide Applicator Training sessions are to be held at Extension Dodge County in February and March of 2020. Dodge County pesticide applicators certification that has or will be expiring or first-time applicators, will want to register for one of two training sessions offered. A self-study program in order to certify will be available as well.

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Earwigs-a Dependable Scavenger

I recently watched a child discover an earwig and play with her new friend for several minutes. Unencumbered with any preconceived notions, she was enthralled as she watched it scoot back and forth and wasn’t the least bit worried about any danger.  She had the right attitude and could teach many adults to have a […]

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Ask A Master Gardener – Ticking Along

Gardeners deal with a plethora of insects as they tend to their duties. This year, the tick has people legitimately concerned. Ticks are very active now, so precautions should be taken to protect yourself.

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Ask A Master Gardener – Scarlet Runner Beans; Going Vertical

Having short plants, medium plants, and tall plants, give pollinators the opportunity to flit from one plant to another and get to all of the blooms without interference from the leaves and stems. Adding a climbing flower, like the Scarlet Runner Bean, gives that little extra that the pollinators will appreciate.

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Managing Alfalfa Winter Kill

Each year in Wisconsin, alfalfa stands are at risk of being injured or killed by winter conditions. This year winter kill is impacting many farmers in Dodge County and across Wisconsin.

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Cover Crop Establishment Tip Sheets

To help farmers successfully use cover crops, members of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water in collaboration with UW-Extension have written three tip sheets which focus on three different cover crop establishment methods and timings.

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Alfalfa PEAQ Readings May 2018

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly. To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting.

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Ask A Master Gardener-Growing Less Common Fruits

Currants, gooseberries, and elderberries are native to Wisconsin and can often be harvested in the wild. However, they are easy to grow in an urban landscape and provide not only highly nutritious fruit, but also are a beautiful landscape plant.

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