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Managing Finances in Tough Times

The Covid-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to adapt to guidelines to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances.

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March 4-H Newsletter

March 2020 4-H Newsletter The Focus on 4-H newsletter offers monthly information on 4-H events, project info, and activities.

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Wisconsin Treasures

Botanical gardens in southeast Wisconsin are some of the state’s best kept secrets. Whether you are looking for a way to identify new plants and get ideas for your landscape or just looking for a day get-a-way, look no further than these islands of respite and beauty.

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4-H VIP Training March 30th at 7pm

New volunteers can attend the VIP Training on Monday, March 30th at 7:00pm in the Dodge County Administration Building, Juneau. This is required training for all adult 4-H and Extension volunteers.

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Blister Beetle Fact Sheet Available

Blister beetles, known as meloids to entomologists,
are insects that naturally contain a toxin, known as
cantharidin. Stored within their bodies it can cause
blistering of human skin, or the intestinal tracts of
animals that ingest blister beetles.

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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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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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