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County Ag News
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:03 AM

Pesticide applicator training scheduled

Agricultural producers who are applying restricted use chemicals are required to attend a pesticide training session in order to be certified to use or purchase restricted use chemicals. If your private pesticide license expires in 2013-2014, you must be recertified if you desire to continue to use restricted?use pesticides.

 
Cold weather cattle care
Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:54 AM

Caring for dairy and beef cattle in winter requires extra care. Cattle can handle the cold pretty well, so long as they have some type of windbreak available. If a cow has good winter hair, she does fine until temperatures drop below 20 to 30 degrees F. Below that, she compensates for heat loss by increasing energy intake; she must increase heat production to maintain body temperature.

 
Waushara County Lakes Study Update Phase III-Lake Management Plans
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:30 AM

In a continuing effort to assist area Lake Districts and Associations with their individual lake management plans, the Land Conservation Department is beginning Phase III of a multi-phase county-wide lakes study (four phases in total are proposed).

 
Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:02 AM

Christmas safety tips

Christmas is in the air, and people are busy decorating and preparing for the holidays.  Here are some basic safety tips to keep in mind:

 
Dare to Care
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:57 AM

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks consumers to protect their wallets by taking some simple safety precautions when shopping online throughout the holiday season.

 
Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:39 AM

Are you ready for the snow?

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!  Those are the lyrics to a classic song written in 1945 and sung by so many famous singers.  Well, along with the snow comes the clean up.  Whether you use a shovel or a snow blower, there are precautions you need to take for your safety.

 
County Ag News
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:36 AM

Lower Cost Thanksgiving Dinner

According to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year was slightly lower than last year. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau does an annual Thanksgiving price survey of traditional items like turkey, cube stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie for a gathering of 10. This year’s average price of $48.40 is 48 cents (1 percent) less than last year and $1.77 less (3.5 percent) than two years ago.

 
Dare to Care
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:24 AM

Shopping safety tips

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office reminds you that it is important every day to protect yourself from becoming a victim while shopping, but this is especially important during the busy Christmas season.  Consider the following suggestions:

 
Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:11 AM

Tree stand safety

by Kevin Meighan

PHN, RN

As the deer hunting season gets underway, it is important to remember some tree stand safety tips.

 
Dare to Care
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:23 AM

Slippery roads

The light shines across the yard at 5 a.m. to reveal a fresh snow that has covered the last leaves that I failed to rake from the yard.  It is the first snow fall of the year because “you can track a cat.”  Just some minor shoveling to do in front of the garage and around the outdoor wood burner, no big deal.  Shower, shave, breakfast, and ready for work when the phone rings at 6:50 a.m. “Can you come to work right away?  We got cars in the ditch all over the place,” reports the dispatcher. The reality of that first snowfall suddenly sinks in.

 
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