Roasted Corn Takes Coordination

One of the classic treats enjoyed at the Wisconsin State Fair each year is a roasted ear of corn. Although it is only enjoyed for 11 days at the State Fair, the planning and coordination last throughout the year. Eric Young is the Chairman of the…


Rain Boosted Crop Conditions

Most of the state recently saw much needed rain, helping to reduce stress from the dry conditions in corn and soybeans. This is according to the most recent update from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending August…


Keep Your Cattle Cool

In this heat wave, we know you’re worried about your livestock – and luckily there are resources for you to go to to help keep your animals safe and productive. Extension specialist and UW Prof. Jennifer Van Os says if you think it’s hot outside,…


Farm Real Estate Up 10%

It’s not just food, fuel and fertilizer prices that have gone up — farm real estate value is up 10 percent from last year. Cropland cash rent paid to Wisconsin landlords in 2022 averaged $149 per acre according to the National Agricultural…


Dairy Cares Campaign Sets Record

Non-profit organization, Dairy Cares of Wisconsin, has raised $450,000 on behalf of the Children’s Wisconsin health system during this year’s campaign. Not only does that figure represent the single-best year ever in Dairy Care’s 12-year…


Honey Production Is Strong

This year’s cool spring posed some challenges for beekeepers across the state, forcing them to rush to get everything prepared for this year’s honey production. However, despite the cold weather, the honey harvest is looking promising. James…


Breeding Seeds For Flavor

Please join us for an engaging evening of conversation, learning and tasting brought to you by the Culinary Breeding Network, Seed to Kitchen Collaborative and Artisan Grain Collaborative. This public event will bring together breeders, farmers,…


Make The Most Of Feed

This week’s The Dairy Signal episodes from Professional Dairy Producers will help dairy producers make the most of their feed sources and technology while managing through today’s economy. More details here: Tuesday Aug. 9 Alternative feedstuffs…


Get Your Silage & Forage Updates

The next Badger Crop Connect series will focus on tips for great corn silage, soil health and forage harvest. UW-Madison’s Division of Extension Badger Crop Connect and the Nutrient and Pest Management Program will be hosting the third annual…


Hop Yard Keeps Growers Busy

Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Hop Exchange; Photo by Rob Kosmeder. So you love Wisconsin beer, but what about the key ingredient that goes into it? Hops! And Wisconsin can grow it pretty well. Bob Conant and his brother operate Bohica Hops in Tomah,…