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Agriculture now generates $88.3 billion in Wisconsin

Agriculture now generates $88.3 billion in Wisconsin

Contact: Steven Deller, UW-Extension/Madison community development economist, (608) 263-6251, scdeller@wisc.edu Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs, based on data for 2012, according to a new study from University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Agriculture remains an important part of the Wisconsin economy,” said Steven Deller, […]

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Plan Commissioner Network meeting scheduled September 24

Plan Commissioner Network meeting scheduled September 24

The next Plan Commissioner Network meeting  is scheduled for September 24 @ the Town of Utica Town Hall, 6:30-8:00pm.  Our discussion topic will be “Older and elder care in rural areas”.  Christine Kniep, UW-Extension Family Living Educator will be our guest that night and will provide an overview of a program “Aging Friendly Communities”.   The fact that more […]

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Soil Sampling Season (on Wisconsin Farms) Is Just Around the Corner

Soil Sampling Season (on Wisconsin Farms) Is Just Around the Corner

Madison, Wis. – Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland according to Kim Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension’s Nutrient & Pest Management (NPM) Program. Not only are weather conditions typically more favorable for soil sampling as compared to the spring season, but you will then have the winter […]

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Rent Smart Workshop

Rent Smart Workshop

Rent Smart is a two-part class that will be offered Tuesday, September 16th and Thursday, September 18th, 2014, from 6:00PM – 9:00PM at Father Carr’s Place 2B, located at 1062 N. Koeller St., Oshkosh WI. Rent Smart is a tenant training program that provides practical education to help people acquire and maintain decent housing. Rent Smart emphasizes skills […]

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Start the Pressure Canning Season Off Right

Start the Pressure Canning Season Off Right

As the canning season heats up, it’s a good time to check over your pressure canner to make sure that it is working properly. Read this post to learn how to inspect your pressure canner.

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Food Preservation Workshop Series

Food Preservation Workshop Series

To help you keep up-to-date with home canning practices, Winnebago County is offering a series of free workshops. Call 920-232-1973 to register.

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Tree Identification and Selection Urban Forest Workshop

Tree Identification and Selection Urban Forest Workshop

Arborists and landscape professionals increasingly deal with the growing demand and expectation for trees in the landscape. This one-day workshop will introduce professionals to the identification and selection of landscape trees. You’ll learn plant nomenclature and anatomy; identification of common landscape trees and tree selection. The workshop will include classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations to […]

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Sustainability Speaker series features Swedish sustainability expert

Sustainability Speaker series features Swedish sustainability expert

Two days of sustainability events featuring Torbjörn Lahti, Swedish sustainability expert are coming up on April 28 and 29, 2014 Monday, April 28th “A Journey of Sustainability: learn proven strategies for moving the Fox Valley forward.”  Public presentation and sustainability networking fair 7pm at UW-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, Perry Hall, preceded by a Sustainabilty Networking […]

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