Latest News and Information

COVID Resources for Farmers
UW Organic Grain Winter Programming Announced News Release November 12, 2020
Did I Get All My Meat? News Release November 6, 2020
Remove Asparagus Ferns at the End of Fall News Release October 29, 2020
Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Fall/Winter ‘Coffee Chats’ Series News Release October 22, 2020
Fall is a Good Time to Manage Garlic Mustard News Release October 8, 2020
Weed Seed Movement via Combines News Release October 1, 2020
Five Steps to Put Your Vegetable Garden to Bed for the Winter News Release September 24, 2020
Tree and Shrub Problems News Release September 18, 2020
Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day News Release September 11, 2020
Updated Cover Crop Selection Tool Now Available News Release September 3, 2020
Wasps Nests . . . It’s That Time of the Year News Release August 28, 2020
Getting Ready For Corn Silage Harvest News Release August 20, 2020
Wisconsin Farm Support Program Reopens for Applications Aug. 10 – 24 News Release August 6, 2020
Wisconsin Marestail Herbicide Resistance Screen Project News Release August 3, 2020
New Field Crop Disease and Insect Assessment Tool Available News Release July 31, 2020
Building Knowledge About Wisconsin’s Cover Crops: A Data Collection Project News Release July 23, 2020
Renovate Your Strawberry Patch for More Berries Next Year News Release July 17, 2020
Keeping Dairy Cows Comfortable and Cool to Reduce Heat Stress News Release July 9, 2020
Potato Leafhopper Management in Alfalfa News Release July 2, 2020
Japanese Beetle Considerations for Crops News Release July 2, 2020
Armyworms, Rose Chafers, and a Few Others Are Out and About News Release June 25, 2020
DATCP Announces Details for $50 Million Wisconsin Farm Support Program News Release June 5, 2020
Managing Agricultural Personal Protective Equipment Needs When Supplies are Short News Release  May 29, 2020
Dry Cow Management News Release May 20, 2020
Considerations for Buying and Selling Standing Hay News Release May 15, 2020
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in Wisconsin, What does it mean for farmers? April 27, 2020
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) April 27, 2020
Considerations for Slowing Feedlot Cattle Growth due to COVID-19 Pandemic April 24, 2020
Doing Farm Business During COVID-19: Managing Visitors and Deliveries to Farms News Release April 16, 2020
Marketing Cull Cows During the COVID-19 Pandemic  April 16, 2020
Fed Cattle Impacts due to COVID-19 April 9, 2020
My Ethanol Co-Product Inventory is Low. What Protein Sources Can I Feed my Cattle? April 9, 2020
Are You Worried About COVID-19 Transmission to and from Animals? April 7, 2020
DATCP Extends Pesticide Applicator Certification News Release March 27, 2020  Latest Fact Sheet April 2, 2020

Resources for Different Ag Related Subjects

2017 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide for Field Work 
Corn Silage Pricing Spreadsheet- 2018 update
Agriculture’s Economic Impact in Monroe County 2019

Wisconsin IOH (Implements of Husbandry) Permitting Information Websites

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Website on IOH rules and permitting
UW Extension site on IOH information

Farm Management Pages

Farm Land Rental Fact Sheet (pdf)
UW Center for Dairy Profitability
Iowa State Ag Decision Maker
Center for Farm Financial Management- Univ. of Minnesota

Beef Resources

Wisconsin Beef Information Center
Western Wisconsin Beef Producer Fall Newsletter (pdf)

Land Use and Direct Marketing

Local Land Use Regulations for Roadside Produce Stands and Signs (2 pages, 110 KB .pdf) …Are you considering a roadside stand for selling your agricultural products? Check out this handout regarding local (county and municipal) land use regulations that you should consider.

Links of Interest


If you have any questions regarding Agriculture in Monroe County, please contact:

Bill Halfman
Agricultural Educator
Extension Monroe County
206 South K Street
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 608-269-8722
Fax: 608-269-8767

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