Greetings from our Interim 4-H Youth Development Educator

Hello! My name is Amy Mangan-Fischer and I am the new Interim 4-H Youth Development Educator for UW-Extension Washington County. I am excited to be joining the 4-H community at such an exciting time of the year. I can’t wait to meet everyone at the fair and to see everyone’s entries! While I am new […]

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New Publication-Toxic Plants in Midwest Pastures and Forages

New from the Learning Store–Toxic Plants in Midwest Pastures and Forages While most plants are safe for livestock to consume, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals if ingested. Recognizing poisonous plants and knowing proper livestock management are important steps in minimizing the potential for poisoning animals. There is a new guide […]

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2017 Wisconsin Master Gardener State Conference

Mark your Calendars! “Master at the Prairie” Wisconsin Master Gardener Association State Conference Join Washington County as we host the State WIMGA Conference for 2017. The conference will begin on Friday night October 13th. Our guest speakers for Friday night present the topic of using native plants in your landscape. The night will end with […]

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The Dairy Partner (El Compañero) Bi-lingual Newsletter for Dairy Farm Employees

The Dairy Partner / El Compañero website offers a bimonthly newsletter geared towards dairy farm employees. The newsletter articles are written by UW-Extension agriculture agents and state specialists and are available in both English and Spanish. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information directly to farm employees to help them improve their dairy […]

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Nutrition Education Program Changes to Better Meet Needs of Audiences

FoodWIse is new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. 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 limited incomes. […]

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Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Investigation

Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Investigation – Linked to contact with infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin Federal and state health officials released a statement on investigation into cases of multi-drug resistant Salmonella Heidelberg. This is a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella. Bio-security on farms is important always and these cases reinforce the need […]

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UW-Extension Washington County 4-H Youth Development Honored with National Awards

Washington County 4-H Youth Development was proud to be recognized for excellence in programming and service during the National Association of 4-H Extension Agents conference in New Orleans, LA. 4-H Youth Development Program and Volunteer Coordinator Megan Buehler was honored with an Excellence in Camping Award (Team) for her work on the Washington County 4-H […]

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Ag Events Calendar and Event Highlights

Because there are many Ag opportunities happening in the future, the Ag department decided it was time to create an Ag Events calendar. In this calendar you will be able to find information on upcoming events for Youth Livestock Educational opportunities, Pesticide Applicator Training and various other Ag related activities. Here are highlights of upcoming […]

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