September 18, 2014

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Waushara County Fair Demo Derby

County Ag News
Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:51 AM

Waushara County Dairy Breakfast

June is dairy month in Wisconsin and a tradition that has grown in popularity is the June dairy breakfast. This is an excellent opportunity for people to get a firsthand look at a local dairy operation and at the same time enjoy a hearty breakfast for a small donation.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:22 AM

Heat stroke….Keeping your children safe!

Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:26 AM

Tickborne Infections - Prevention and Control

Several things may be done to prevent the spread of tickborne disease, including tick avoidance, using personal protection, checking skin and removing ticks if present, and implementing tick control measures. For more information visit see

County Ag News
Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 4:20 AM

Timing Alfalfa harvest is crucial for feed quality

Alfalfa harvest will be later this year. This years’ cool spring has delayed plant growth for our forage crops. On May 29, Hancock had accumulated 340 Base 50 heat units. This compares to the 30 year average of 486.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:55 AM

First bird in state tests positive for West Nile virus in 2014

Officials Encourage Precautions to Prevent Mosquito Bites

State and county health officials announced that a dead crow found in Dodge County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

County Ag News
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:33 AM

Higher beef prices

Current cattle prices are at near record levels. Market analysts and cattle producers are wondering what has caused this increase.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:22 AM

Get prepared for spring and summer storms

Spring has come and along with the beauty of spring comes the threat of tornados, thunderstorms and the potential for power outages. Being prepared with a home and family plan is your best defense.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:10 AM

Bike to Work Week 

Take out your bike, put on your helmet, and take a ride because this week is National Bike to Work Week. Bike to work day is on May 16.

County Ag News
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:02 AM

Brown Evergreens

This past winter was one of the coldest and snowiest winters we have had. As a result we now have a large number of evergreens that have turned either partially or totally brown.

County Ag News
Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 5:59 AM

Optimum corn planting dates are later ‘Up North’

This year farmers have been challenged by cool, wet conditions during April. Even though planting dates seem like they have been delayed, we still have not passed the optimum planting dates for corn. Wisconsin farmers can plant a large number of acres quickly. Since 1979, there have been five years when 40 percent or more of the acres were planted in one week. Between May 2-9, 1999, and April 30-May 7, 2000, farmers planted 1.5 million acres in one week (42 percent and 44 percent of the acres planted in those years).