Regional Educators for Green County

The University of Wisconsin – Division of Extension has moved to a Regional Agricultural Educators staffing model across the state. These positions will provide research-based education to dairy, livestock and crop producers by assessing the needs of farmers in their region and design and deliver educational programming and services to meet those needs.

Dairy, Livestock, and Crop production are the largest agricultural industries in the Southwest area of Wisconsin. The Regional Agriculture Educators have specializations in these areas and will offer their expertise to serve those industries and producers. Regional Agriculture Educators will:

  • Design and deliver educational meetings and field days in a four county region that includes; Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties.
  • Provide consultation on production challenges to farmers and agricultural
  • Contribute to outreach opportunities on agricultural topics through; workshops, virtual trainings, symposiums, websites, social media, and publications.
  • Collaborate with other educators and specialists across the state and
  • Engage with Agriculture Extension Committees on progress and

We are excited to announce that our region includes; Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties and will be served by; Dairy Educator – Jackie McCarville, Livestock Educator – Kim Kester, and Crops and Soils Educator – Jordyn Sattler.

Dairy Educator, Jackie McCarville joined Extension in 2017. Her dairy programming focusses on dairy production management including dairy calves and heifer management, animal husbandry and well-being, nutrition, and dairy x beef crosses to help dairy producers improve productivity, profitability, and efficiency while maintaining animal well-being. Jackie says, “I’m excited to bring my passion and expertise of the dairy industry to our local area.” Please feel free to reach out to Jackie at 608-576-0147 or by email at

Crops and Soils Educator, Jordyn Sattler, has recently joined Extension in January 2024. She graduated from UW-Platteville in 2013 as a double major in Agricultural Education (Non-Teaching) and Soil & Crop Science with a Plant Breeding and Genetics emphasis. Since then, she has spent most of her time working as a retail sales agronomist in Southern Wisconsin and  Northern Illinois.  Sattler says “I am excited to start meeting with local producers and providing resources and information that will help farms achieve their individual goals.”  Please feel free to reach out to Jordyn at 608-228-0208 and by email at

Livestock Educator, Kim Kester, is joining Extension in 2024. Check back soon for updates regarding Kim.

To contact these Agricultural Educators please contact your local County Extension Office: Grant County (608) 723-2125, Green County (608) 328-9440, Iowa County (608) 930-9850 or Lafayette County (608) 776-4820.

Agriculture Podcasts & Videos

Ag Plastic Video by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board  Click to see how recycling Ag plastic is helping Wisconsin farmers and the environment. 

UW-Extension Podcasts on Heat Stress & Summer Management of a Milking Herd  June 2016

Green County Economic Ag Impacts

Agriculture works hard for Green County every day.  Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenue.

Economic Impacts of Agriculture in Green County 2018

Economic Impacts of Agriculture in Green County 2014 

Farm Land Value Rates

Resource Guides –Farm Resource Guide & Custom Rate Guide

Farm Resource Guide  The Wisconsin’s Farmer’s Resource Guide represents a coordinated effort by state agencies, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, community organizations, farm groups, and churches. It’s purpose is to identify an deliver a wide range of services county by county to farmers and rural citizens.

WI-Custom Rate Guide 2020 pdf icon

Implement Husbandry Information

2015 IoH Permit Process for State, County and Town Roads in Green County

Instructions & Examples for Filling our IoH Permits        Spreadsheet Calculator for Axle & GVW Weight 

IoH Weight and Measurement Chart

Changes of Implement of Husbandry Laws  Learn the definition of Implement of Husbandry based on Wisconsin Act 377.

Lighting and Marking Requirements for Implements of Husbandry   Review the new lighting and marking requirements of implements of husbandry on public roads that went into effect November 2015   


Green County DHI Newsletters

 The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a bimonthly newsletter geared towards dairy farm employees. The newsletter is written by UW-Extension agriculture agents and specialists and is available in both English and Spanish to provide information directly to farm employees to help them improve their dairy cattle knowledge, maintain farm safety and improve their way of life. 

Green County Hay Auction Summaries

Hay auctions will be held every Tuesday at Equity Livestock in Monroe, every Friday at the Citco Station in Monticello and the first and third Saturdays of each month in the Carter and Gruenewald lot in Juda. All sales start at noon.                                                     

B & M Auction- Monticello – Oct 20, 2023

B & M Auction- Monticello – Oct 14, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Nov 18, 2022

B & M Auction- Monticello – May 27, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – May 20, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – May 13, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – May 6, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Apr 22, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Apr 15, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Apr 8, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Apr 1, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Mar 11, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Mar 4, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Feb 25, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Feb 11, 2022
B & M Auction- Monticello – Feb 4, 2022Midwest Hay Price Report

Management Tools: Calculating Feed Inventory and Determining Feed Values

Determining the Value of Standing Alfalfa in 2021 4-23-21  NEW! 

Farmer to Farmer Hay and Forage Exchange: Find Sellers of Hay in the State  Web Link Calculate Your Crop Residue Value 
Placing a Value on Corn Stover 2017   pdf icon
Utilizing Corn Stalk Residues for Dairy Cows and Heifers v3.0  pdf icon  

Bunker Sizing Feed Inventory Needs 
Tower Silo Capacity w/Refills 
Silo Bag Capacity 
Grain Bin Capacity 
Feed Storage Costs  Corn Silage Pricing Tool Excel icon  2017 Crop Budget Analyzer     Crop Budget Cost Calculator for Wisconsin can help farmers in making their cropping decisions in the upcoming year.  It allows producers to construct enterprise budgets for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat.  The optimum date to plant corn in Wisconsin is around May 1 in southern and May 7 in northern Wisconsin. Early planting dates are preferred to later planting dates due to the impact on grain yield and increased drying cost of higher grain moisture in the fall. For more information on the impacts of the growing season, visit the Corn Agronomy webpage.  UW-Extension offers the Corn Replant,Late-Plant Decisions in Wisconsin pamphlet for review also.The cold wet spring continues, slowing planting. Late and Prevented Planting Options and Crop Insurance for Farmers fact sheet explains key planting dates for insurance coverage and options for farmers considering using the prevented plant options for their corn or soybeans.
Fall Cutting Management of Alfalfa  pdf icon
Agronomy Advice – How to Check Corn Yields pdf icon
Pricing Drought Stressed Corn Silagepdf icon

Agriculture Lease Publications and Forms

Dealing With Farm Stress

Farm Center Offers 24/7 Hotline, Other Counseling Resources in New Pilot Program
As of July 1st, 2020, Wisconsin farmers facing increased stress and other challenges can access additional free and confidential counseling resources by contacting the Farm Center at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). As part of a new pilot program, the Farm Center can now connect callers to a 24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline. The hotline can be reached at 1-888-901-2558. Licenses mental health professionals contracted by the department will provide immediate, in-the-moment care. For more information, read the Farm Center Counseling Press Release.

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. The farming community is not immune to stress; ongoing economic conditions in agriculture are taking a toll on farm families and their rural communities.

“Understanding stress and how chronic stress impacts all aspects of life and then learning how to manage stress are essential for one’s health and our rural communities” said Trisha Wagner, Farm Management Program Outreach Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison-Extension.

“Stress can negatively affect health, sleep, relationships and communication with others,” said John Shutske, Extension Ag safety specialist at UW-Madison. “Probably the most crucial impact is the way in which chronic stress, developed through the combination of duration and intensity, impacts decision making.”

“Sometimes people can’t recognize signs of stress in themselves; others might sense something is wrong but may not know how to bring it up,” said Joy Kirkpatrick, Extension farm succession specialist at UW-Madison. “Start the conversation by talking with family and friends about stress and the changes that might need to happen.”

Extension helps farmers, families, businesses, and communities remain resilient by learning how to manage stress and use planning tools to make sound decisions and create a road-map for the future. Find Extension resources online at

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