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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Cloverbud Super Saturday!

4-H Cloverbud Super Saturday will be filled with games, crafts that you can enter in the County Fair, and a fun snack.  Come play freeze tag with some friendly cows, color fun coloring pages, participate in a cow milking contest, and have some yummy snacks! To register, fill out the registration form below and send […]

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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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Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Update (PEAQ)

Below is the PDF of the current Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Worksheet.  Feel free to download and print the handout.  Continue reading below for directions on interpreting the PEAQ results.   May 26 – Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Report Interpreting Alfalfa PEAQ* Results University of Wisconsin-Extension agronomy specialists and dairy scientists recommend the following four steps when […]

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Annual Plant Sale – May 20

The Barron County Master Gardeners ANNUAL PLANT SALE is set for Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 8:00am. Located inside the Youth Expo Building at the Barron County Fairgrounds in Rice Lake, shoppers can expect to find a variety of perennials, shrubs, ornamentals and heirloom vegetables for sale. Plant Doctor’s will be available to research […]

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