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Farming for Profit Dairy Series

UW-Extension is pleased to invite dairy farmers to attend the upcoming Farming for Profit Dairy Series.  There will be five sessions held on consecutive Monday afternoons from 1:00-3:30 PM at the Spooner Ag Research Station, Ladysmith Law Enforcement Center, Ashland WITC, Superior Courthouse and Marinette Courthouse.  Presentations will be done by webinar, although some speakers may be at the sites.  The cost will be $40 for the series or $10 per session.  Please pre-register by Wednesday, January 28.

The schedule and topics are as follows:

  • Feb 2 – Calf Management – calf care, raising, housing, health – Sarah Mills-Lloyd, Oconto County Ag Agent
  • Feb 9 – Genetics – genomics, sexed-semen, trait selection – Dr. Kent Weigel, UW-Madison Dairy Scientist
  • Feb 16 – Modernization –new buildings, retro-fitting old facilities, parlors – Dr. David Kammel, UW-Madison Agricultural Engineer
  • Feb 23 – Heifer-Raising, production issues, costs, custom vs. home-raised – Mark Hagedorn, Eau Claire County Ag Agent
  • Mar 2 – Farm Succession – transition to the next generation, out of farming, crops or beef – Joy Kirkpatrick, UW Center for Dairy Profitability

For more information or to register, for Spooner contact Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at 715-635-3506, for Ladysmith contact Rich Toebe at 715-532-2153, for Ashland contact Matt Cogger or Jason Fischbach at 715-373-6104, for Superior contact Jane Anklam at 715-395-1363, and for Marinette contact Scott Reuss at 715-732-7510 or contact Sarah Mills-Lloyd (Oconto Co) at 920-834-6845.

Fall/Winter 2014 LakeLines

The 2014 fall/winter edition of LakeLines contains the following articles:

  • Eating Invasives
  • Shallow Waters Run Deep
  • Adopt-A-Lake Program in Phelps School District
  • Lake Policy News Straight to Your Inbox
  • Sharing the Lake with Our Feathered Anglers
  • Fathead Minnow Control of Mosquitoes
  • Wetland Critters for Kids – The Beaver
  • Message from the President

Read the January 2015 Burnett County Bugle Here!

The January 2015 Burnett County Bugle contains:

  • Why are arts and communication projects so popular?
  • Host a 4-H International Teen
  • Pig Project Scholarships
  • New procedures for applying to State 4-H Arts Groups
  • ArtBeat 2015
  • Wildlife Habitat Education Program
  • And pics, pics, pics of LEGO® project, Cloverbuds, the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, and club activities from Orange, Wood Creek, and Wood River Beavers!

2014 Spring/Summer LakeLines

Read the latest edition of LakeLines.

The issue includes articles on:

  • Shoreline Incentive Program
  • Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Association’s Support of LakeLine’s Distribution Expansion
  • Existing Aquatic Invasive Species by Lake
  • Japanese Hops
  • Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference
  • What Boat Registrations Fund
  • Lake Resource Contact Information
  • Wetland Critters for Kids – The Great Blue Heron
  • And More!


Forest Fast Breaks Videos

Forest Fast Breaks are concise, engaging animated YouTube shorts that simplify complex forestry topics. The videos highlight forest ecology, sustainable forest management practices, and the environmental benefits of utilizing wood in consumer products and as a building material. Videos are suitable for third grade through adult learners.

Forest Fast Breaks

2013 Plat Books Now Available.

A new feature for the 2013 atlas and plat book is aerial photos for each township.  All profits go towards supporting 4H youth programs.  Plat books can be purchased at the UWEX office at the Burnett County Government Center for $32 (includes tax).  Plat Books can also be purchased via mail for $38 (includes tax, shipping, and handling).  Please write your check to “University of Wisconsin Extension” and mail it to:  Plat Book, 7410 County Road K #107, Siren, WI 54872.  Private vendors that also will be selling 2013 plat books include:  Big Mike’s (Siren), Log Cabin Store (Danbury), Burnett Dairy (Alpha), Burnett County Sentinel (Grantsburg), Inter-County Leader (Frederic), and the Bear Paw (Rice Lake).  For tax exempt information, contact the University of Wisconsin Extension office at 715-349-2151.