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After the Storm

After the Snowstorm

After the Snowstorm . . . . Diana Alfuth, UWEX Horticulture Educator   Each winter brings challenges for our outdoor landscapes, and when spring comes, we find “winter injury” on lawns and other plants. Some of these problems can be avoided with proper winter maintenance. Be careful when shoveling, plowing or blowing snow so that […]


Poultry for Beginners March 24

Poultry for Beginners Thursday, March 24, 6-8pm –Ag Service & Education Center – Baldwin Mr. Ron Kean, Animal Science faculty at UW-Madison will be on hand to share his expertise on starting your own small poultry flock.  If you’ve thought about adding chickens – either broilers or layers – to your farm operation, plan to […]


Cattle Feeders Meeting March 9th

Our 2016 Cattle Feeders meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9th, at 6:30 PM and the Ag Center in Baldwin.  Cost is $5 and pre-registration is requested. Topics and speakers include: 2016 Market Outlook for Livestock Presenter: Dr. Brenda Boetel , UW Extension Livestock Economist Holstein Steer Yardage Costs & Calculator Presenters: Bill Halfman […]


Winter Row Crop Update Feb 17th

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 Program: 9:30 a.m. to Noon Spring Valley Village Hall, Spring Valley Speakers Include: Emerging Technologies in Agriculture (Variable Rate, Remote Sensing, and Big Data) Dr. Brian Luck, UW Extension Machinery Specialist Managing Fertilizer Inputs for 2016 and Potassium Research Trial Update Dr. Carrie Laboski- UW Extension Soil Specialist *Dr. Laboski will […]

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Cultivating Mushrooms as a Small Farm Enterprise

This course will cover some of  the techniques used to grow many different species of mushrooms using wood, straw, and other lawn and garden debris. You will learn to grow shiitake, oyster, wine cap, portabella, and many other types of cultivated mushrooms. There will be classroom time as well as plenty of hands on learning. […]

Fruit Pruning

Commercial Tree Fruit Pruning Workshop

Learn Fruit Tree Pruning and Training as it relates to flower bud initiation and formation on Sour Cherry, Plum, Pear and Apricot fruit trees in this day-long educational workshop, which will include a morning classroom session followed by an afternoon hand’s on pruning demonstration at Mary Dirty Face Farm near Menomonie.  Several Brambles, including red […]

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Cropland Rent Survey

“What is the going rate for cropland rent?” is one of the most frequently asked questions our office receives every year. The UW-Extension St. Croix County office surveyed farmers and non-operating landowners by mail in December of 2015. Efforts were made to include both farm operators and land owners. Respondents were asked to report what […]


2016 Mushroom Course Offerings

Commercial Mushroom Foraging – Business Essentials and Insights Spring Wild Mushroom ID Certification Course 2016 Summer Wild Mushroom ID Certification Course 2016 Fall Wild Mushroom ID Certification Course 2016 2016 Cultivated Mushroom Course Flyer

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On-Farm Cold Storage of Fall-Harvested Fruit & Vegetable Crop

Winter crop storage can increase income and profit for growers by extending the marketing period for crops beyond harvest.  Market potential for winter storage crops is large and growing.  To learn more review the full article:  On-Farm Cold Storage of Fall-Harvested Fruit and Vegetable Crops – A4105.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates

Three Private Pesticide Applicator certification training have been scheduled for Pierce & St. Croix Counties for early 2016.   All sessions are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude around 3:00 p.m.  The first training will be Thursday, January 28th, at the Ag Service and Education Center, 1960 8th Avenue, in Baldwin.   The second training opportunity will […]