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YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

  Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification For 2021, all Green County Fair Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep Goat, Poultry and Rabbit Exhibitors that completed YQCA certification in 2020 will not need to retake the course. If the exhibitor did not complete YQCA in 2020 or is new this year, the exhibitor will […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced that the State of Wisconsin will be giving certification extensions for those certifications that have expired.  Private and commercial pesticide applicators with certifications that expire January 31, 2020-November 30, 2021, can continue to operate as a certified pesticide applicator until December 31, 2021. […]

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2021 Cover Crops Conference- Virtual Meeting

Save the Date!   February 11, 2021 Also, Join us for a Pre-Conference Meet & Greet with Barry Fisher, Blake Vince, & Rick Clark February 10th  –  7:00 pm The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference will be held on February 10thand February 11thvia Zoom.  The conference will be free, but pre-registration is required.  More information is available […]

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Wisconsin Beef Workshops

UW-Madison Division of Extension Livestock Program announces its Wisconsin Beef Special Edition –virtual series. Extension Livestock Educators, UW Outreach Specialists, and keynote speakers will present current topics on beef production on Tuesday evenings beginning December 8. Each session begins at 7.00 pm CT with a presentation followed by Q & A until 8.30 pm. Join […]

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What Farmers Need to Know About Payroll Tax Deferral

On August 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-65 (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-65.pdf) that provided guidance related to President Trump’s August 8 payroll tax deferral memorandum (Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster). The presidential memorandum directed the secretary of the treasury to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment […]

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NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program

Farmers and ranchers have a critical insight when it comes to improving their systems. Whether they need to limit off-farm inputs, reduce erosion, create more time for family or community activities, learn marketing skills, or find other ways to enhance their livelihoods, farmers and ranchers can turn to the North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) for […]

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QPR Virtual Training for Agriculture Service Providers and Families

As part of it’s efforts to provide resources to help address farmer mentla health wellness, the Wisconsin Farm Center is hosting a series of QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) virtual training sessions for agriculture service providers, farmers, and the agricultural community. QPR is an intervention method designed to help trainees identify and interrupt mental health […]

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Friend of Extension – Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle, retiring Green County Clerk was presented with the Friend of Extension award at the recent County Board meeting held on June 9th. This award has been presented annually since 1990 by the Extension Green County University of Wisconsin office to recognize individuals that have been provided outstanding support towards conducting UW-Extension educational programs […]

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DATCP Announces Details for WI Farm Support Program

MADISON – Following extensive discussions with agricultural stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is announcing the timeline and eligibility requirements of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, which will provide $50 million in direct aid payments to Wisconsin farmers who have experienced losses due to COVID-19. Applications for this funding, administered […]

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Passion for Pork Program

Media Contacts: Keri Retallick, Wisconsin Pork Association Executive Vice President, (608) 778-7250 Rick Hummell, DATCP Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5041 MADISON – The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have joined forces to start a new program connecting Wisconsin pork producers to local meat processors, consumers […]

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