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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Tips for Power Outage and Tornado Response

Below are two documents about being safe during and after a natural disaster.  The first covers what to know about refrigerated food when the power is out and the second discusses steps to take after a tornado. The Power is Off, Is The Food Still Safe? Tornado – Tips for Early Recovery

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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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April Agricultural Newsletter 2017

Look here for some exciting news about Agriculture in Barron County.  There is information about topics such as:  Phone Apps for Crops, Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently, Information on the Tractor Safety Course to be held in June, Barron County On-Farm Dairy Breakfast and much more. Click on the link below for more details.   April […]

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Barron-Polk Performance Festival Schedule

Attention all participants & Family: Here is the final draft of the Performance Arts Festival schedule for this Saturday! I have also included last minute reminders for the event. See you Saturday! Barron-Polk Performance Arts Festival 2017 Attached is a final agenda for the live performance judging at the Barron-Polk Performance Arts Festival on Saturday, April 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Turtle Lake […]

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Master Gardeners Announce Grants & Scholarship

The Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering two $150 grants for worthy community garden projects.  Projects must be gardening related and located in Barron County.  The applicant must be a non-profit group or organization. Include the following information in your application:   name and location of the group or organization contact person, phone number […]

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