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UW-Extension Hosting Dairy Modernization Tours

UW-Extension Hosting Dairy Modernization Tours

On July 28th & 29th the Pierce and St. Croix County UW-Extension offices will be hosting two dairy farm modernization tours. David Kammel, UW-Extension agriculture engineer, will be in attendance at both tours to help answer questions. The first tour will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday July 28th, at Honeycrest Farms Inc. near Spring Valley, […]

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Farm City Day

Farm City Day

The Zwald family would like to welcome you to St. Croix County’s Farm City Day will be held on August 9, 2014 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The farm is located at 1603 County Road Z, Hammond, WI 54015. Come and enjoy a free lunch and then take part in so many activities.  There will […]

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62nd Spooner Sheep Day

62nd Spooner Sheep Day

The 62nd Spooner Sheep Day will be held at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station on Saturday, August16, 2014. The Spooner Sheep Day has a long tradition of providing useful information to the state’s sheep producers and is the longest-running agricultural field day of the many held each year by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of […]

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Centennial Day – Wisconsin State Fair

Centennial Day – Wisconsin State Fair

Are you ready to show your 4-H pride?  This year marks 100 years of making the best better in Wisconsin 4-H!  To celebrate our impact, the state fair has declared August 5th “4-H Day.”  Counties from across the state will be traveling to the State Fair to share their 4-H stories, meet other 4-Hers, attend […]

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Cloverbud/Explorer Day Camp

Cloverbud/Explorer Day Camp

Are you looking for a day full of lively learning and adventure?  Join St. Croix County 4-H at this year’s It’s a Bug’s World Day Camp!  This one day event is being offered in Hudson, New Richmond and Baldwin.  This engaging day includes a full day of activities, songs, games, snacks and lunch for $15.00.  […]

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July/August Communicator

July/August Communicator

The July/August Communicator is now available:  July-August 2014 and is full of valuable information!

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Be on the lookout for Wild Parsnip!

Be on the lookout for Wild Parsnip!

Be on the look out for Wild Parsnip!   Need more information?  Contact:  Heidi Doering, UW Extension St. Croix County Horticultural Agent at 715-531-1947 or by e-mail: heidi.doering@ces.uwex.edu Wild Parsnip news release June 2014

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Learn About Tree Problems

“What’s Wrong with My Tree?” is the name of a class to be offered by Diana Alfulth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator on Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the River Falls Public library. Learn About Tree Problems

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Home Food Preservation Resources

Home Food Preservation Resources

Everyone is getting excited for the canning season. The best resources for home food preservation information are the National Center for Home Food Preservation and the University of Wisconsin Extension Check them out at http://nchfp.uga.edu/ and  http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu/  

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Eric Biltonen joins St. Croix UW Extension

Eric Biltonen joins St. Croix UW Extension

Eric Biltonen has joined St. Croix County University of Wisconsin-Extension staff as the Community, Natural, Resource and Economic Development Agent (CNRED) replacing Pete Kling, who resigned last fall. Biltonen, who is moving here from Texas, earned a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University. After graduation, he moved to Sri Lanka where […]

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Blue Ribbon Online Fair Entry

Fair Entries will be done online this year on Blue Ribbon.  For step by step directions on how to set up an account and finalize your entry visit the following link:  Procedure for Fair Entries

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June Communicator

Now available is your June Communicator:  June 2014

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First Cut Alfalfa Harvest

First Cut Alfalfa Harvest

Alfalfa harvest will be in full swing shortly in St. Croix and surrounding counties. After a late spring and slow green up, most local alfalfa fields had extreme growth occur over the Memorial Day weekend. Alfalfa Harvest 2014

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Grants Available to Help Farmers Save on Fuel Costs, Reduce Propane Usage

Grants Available to Help Farmers Save on Fuel Costs, Reduce Propane Usage

Governor Scott Walker announced today Wisconsin farmers have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to buy energy efficient grain dryers. The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems or energy efficiency improvements, such as grain dryers which save more than 5,700 gallons of propane for every 100,000 […]

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Wisconsin Horticulture Update-WHU

Wisconsin Horticulture Update-WHU

Wisconsin Horticulture Update – WHU What is WHU? Wisconsin Horticulture Update is a weekly phone conference call between Horticulture Specialists at UW-Madison and County Horticulture Extension Agents throughout the state of Wisconsin. County agents share what conditions/insects/pests/gardening questions they’ve experienced in their county over the past week and a special guest shares expertise in a […]

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