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Nutrition Education Program Changes to Meet Needs of New Audiences

A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse is the new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with […]


The New Food $ense Newsletter is Here!!

The newest Food $ense newsletter is here.  Filled with recipes and nutrition tips and advice.  Topics this month include: Creating healthy eating patterns Food Needs and Wants Physical Activity Ideas Dietary Guidelines Children’s Health and Wellness october-to-december-2016-food-sense-newsletter entido-comun-alimenticio-octubre-noviembre-diciembre-2016


Cooking With Your Preschooler

Did you know that cooking together with your preschooler can start your child on the road to a lifetime of healthy eating eating? Check out the “Parenting the Preschooler” newsletters to learn more!

Food Resources

Food Security Resources in Jackson County

1 in 7 Americans struggle to get enough to eat. In fact, hunger or food insecurity exists in virtually every community in the United States. Do you or someone you know need help being food secure? Check out the resources to help families access a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food: http://www.fmpfoodbank.org/get_help.phtml/jackson_county/


Walking Strong

Walking Strong Tuesday March 21st Alma Center VFW Post – Main Street Alma Center Recently, recommendations for footbath dimensions have changed after new research was conducted at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. Digital dermatitis is one of the most common foot diseases of the dairy cow and can be found in even well managed […]


Calf Management

Calf Management Thursday February 16th Alma Center VFW Post – Main Street Alma Center Meetings: 1-3 pm (lunch at 12:30) Registration Fee: None, reservation appreciated for lunch count. For more information: Jackson County UW-Extension Offered in English and Spanish Measuring adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a common method food proces-sors, and health care industries are using […]


Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management 2017 soil fertility management: agronomics and economics Tuesday: February 28th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jackson Co. UW-Extension Guest: UW-Discovery Farms Managing nutrients in 2017: Accurately crediting on-farm sources of NPK Maximum return to Nitrogen recommendations Nutrient Management $$ for a low-budget year. Grants $$ for Soils sampling and Manure analysis* and more: General […]


Grain Marketing

Grain Marketing Melrose-American Legion Hall 11 am- 2pm Specialists in grain marketing from Extension, industry representatives, and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) discuss market outlook, crop insurance updates, and marketing and risk management strategies for 2017. Area farmers are welcome to attend any or all of the three-meeting series. Location: American Legion Hall Thursday January […]


Heart of the Farm

Heart of the Farm Women in Agriculture Friday Dec. 9th 9a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Three Bears Resort, Warrens The Heart of the Farm–Women in Agriculture program addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on pertinent topics, connecting them with agricultural resources, and creating support networks. Program topics include: What’s up with Pollinators and […]


2017 Private Pesticide Applicator Training

2017 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Jackson County UW-Extension will host a General Farming Private Pesticide Applicator Training and open book examination. The sessions will be held at the Jackson County UW Extension office. The training begins at 10 a.m. until noon, with the exam to follow. The training fee of $30.00 includes materials, certification with […]


Raising Quality Calves

Monday, December 5, 2016 UW-Extension Eau Claire County 227 1st Street W, Altoona, WI Registration: 9:30 am Meeting: 10 am-3 pm Registration Fee: $35 per person in advance (includes meal& materials) $10 additional “Walk-in For more information: Mark Hagedorn Agriculture Agent Eau Claire County mark.hagedorn@uwex.edu 715.839.4712   Farms looking at group feeding calves with automated […]


2016–2017 Wisconsin Farm Succession and Estate Planning UW-Extension state-wide webinar series

  Succession and estate planning are good risk management practices for all businesses, especially the family farm. Developing a working plan will make the actual transition smoother and make communicating the transfer details with family and business members easier. The UW-Extension state-wide webinar meetings series includes a range of leading experts providing live presenta-tions on […]