Barron County Buzz: MyPlate

Kathy stops in to tell us all about “MyPlate,” the helpful nutrition guide that replaced the food pyramid.   Learn more at: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate   Barron County Buzz: The short and sweet way to learn something new! Presented by UW-Extension Barron County. Music: www.bensound.com

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Barron County Buzz: Wet Corn

Today’s episode covers what farmers can do when their corn isn’t growing as much as it should due to the rain and humidity. Questions?  Contact Tim Jergenson at (715) 537-6252 or tim.jergenson@ces.uwex.edu       Music: https://www.bensound.com

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Will The Corn Get Ripe?

Tim Jergenson Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resources   Corn growers in Northwestern Wisconsin are concerned about slow maturing corn fields this season due all of the cool wet weather that the area has seen during the month of August.   The accumulated Growing  Degree Units (GDUs) for this area are running behind normal.  With  less than 20% of the […]

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Barron County Buzz: Corn Silage

This episode we talk to Tim about corn silage.  Importantly, we learn some techniques and tools to help estimate the fair cost of selling and buying! Corn Silage Pricing Free Android App Click the link above for a free download of the corn silage pricing app through Google Play UWEX Corn Silage Pricing Decision Aid […]

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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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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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