Cranberry Harvest in a Covid Era

Cranberry crops are ready and it’s the most important time of year – harvest. 2020’s harvest raises questions about how normal habits can be adapted to bring the crop in safely, keeping worker and farmer health, food safety, and the uninterrupted harvest and transport of cranberries in mind. Click here to view simple and straightforward […]

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Virtual Cranberry Mini-Clinic Recording

Virtual Cranberry Mini-Clinic Video and Transcript Available Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association cancelled the usual spring and summer events including the Mini-Clinics, Nutrient Management Plan training session, and the Summer Meeting. WSCGA has been working with Extension and the Education Committee to develop a series of virtual […]

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Heart of the Farm- Women in Agriculture Conference

Join us for the 2017 Heart of the Farm- Women in Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, March 21st at the Mead Wildlife Education and Visitor Center. Program 9:30 am: Introductions 10:00 am: Communication is Key!  Lyssa Seefeldt, Agriculture Agent, Marquette  County. Communication on a farm is critical to the success of the farm.  Understanding what motivates […]

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop

Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30-3:00pm Marshfield Agricultural Research Station 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield, WI At the Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop, farmers and others in the Wisconsin River Basin will hear firsthand from individuals involved in locally-led efforts to build soil health, conserve nutrients, reduce erosion, and improve water quality. Keynote speakers Shane Wucherpfennig and Rick […]

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Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Look To Future Markets

Wisconsin growers produced between 5.85 and 5.9 million barrels of cranberries in 2016, according the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. That harvest would come close to a record they set in 2013 with a crop of more than 6 million barrels — about 6 million pounds, as a barrel equals about 100 pounds of fruit. A […]

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2016 Soil Judging Contest Results

Sixty-one local high school agriculture students from Auburndale, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Pittsville recently participated in the 2016 Wood County Soil Judging Contest, held on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. The contest was hosted at Carey and Karen Jones’ farm, which is operated by Edward and Mary Lou Kollross. As wise land use becomes more critical […]

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