2020 Sheboygan County Alfalfa Quality Monitoring and Scissors Clip Project

Farmers grow approximately 1.25 million acres of alfalfa and mixed hay annually to feed Wisconsin’s 1.26 million dairy cows.  Sheboygan County’s share of that total is 40,000 acres of alfalfa and mixed hay and about 26,000 cows. Maximizing the quality and quantity of alfalfa is essential for profitable dairy farming. First crop alfalfa represents approximately […]

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AGRICULTURE WORKS HARD FOR SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Family-owned farms, food processors, and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity in Sheboygan County while contributing to local income and tax revenues.                       THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR BENEFITS THE ENTIRE COUNTY Sheboygan County is a […]

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Extension Agricultural Education Programs Recently Delivered Virtually

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Provided leadership for developing and delivering, via zoom and YouTube, Growing and Feeding Alternative Forages, on Friday, April 3rd, to farmers and ag-professionals across Wisconsin. Forage shortages continue to challenge dairy farmers especially in Eastern WI and negatively impact farm profitability during the market disruptions of Covid-19. 100% of the poll […]

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2020 Landscape & Grounds Maintenance Short Course

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent The goal of the 4-week short course is to provide timely information and education that will allow Green Industry professionals the opportunity to improve the quality of service and profitability of their horticultural businesses. Although this course is designed for people in the horticulture industry, Master Gardener Volunteers and other interested […]

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