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Reducing Risks from Manure Gases

  The season for applying liquid manure to cropland is just around the corner. The gases released during agitation of liquid manure systems can cause concentrations to reach levels that are hazardous to human and animal health. Since the early 1960s, nearly 150 people have died in the U.S. because of manure-related gas incidents in […]

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Master Gardener Training Scheduled for Fall

Being a master gardener is about becoming a Volunteer with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to help educate the public about gardening and natural resources.  Level 1 Master Gardener Volunteer Training is being offered in Barron County from September 5 through November 14.  Classes will be held at the UW-Barron County Campus in Rice Lake on […]

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2017 Junior Livestock Auction Sale Catalog

Check out the 2017 Youth Livestock Auction Sale Catalog! Don’t miss the Junior Livestock Auction tomorrow at the Barron County Fair at 1:30 p.m. Come and support our Youth that have worked hard all year for this opportunity to share their projects with you. Junior Livestock Auction Sale Catalog 2017 final (1)

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Event: No-Till Field Day – July 14

The Farmers of the Barron County Watersheds (FBCW) will be hosting a field day on Friday July 14, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM at Rainbow Valley Farm. Rainbow Valley Farm is owned and operated by the Glen Wohlk family. Rainbow Valley Farm is located North of Almena on HWY P.  Fields are just South of the 16th Ave. […]

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There Are Brown Spots on My Leaves!

Listen below for a quick message from Tim Jergenson about what may be causing the brown spots on your tree leaves. Music provided by: Stefan Kartenberg Additional Resources: Anthracnose Fact Sheet Press Release: TREES SHOWING LEAF DISEASES THIS YEAR Diana Alfuth, UWEX Horticulture Educator With the cool, wet spring we’ve had, foliar fungal diseases are […]

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Outdoor S.T.E.M. Adventure

Budding young scientists led by UW professors will use tools in the Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) program to test hypotheses, collect data, make observations and measurements, and explore the micro and macro details of their environment.  Workshops on climate, plant life, water quality, and microbiology may be included. Learn more and register: Outdoor STEM Adventure […]

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New Fact Sheet: Managing Rained-on Alfalfa for Haylage

When alfalfa is rained on after mowing, forage quality and dry matter are lost. Rain amount and intensity are the significant factors affecting the amount of loss: A light drizzle will have little effect (other than to lengthen drying time and increase respiratory losses of starch and sugar.) A prolonged rain additionally will leach out […]

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