Agriculture

Iowa County Ag News

 

Silo Filling Season: Be Safe!

When the busy fall harvest season comes around, it is a good time to be reminded of safety concerns relating to silage gases. Check out this factsheet that summarizes the concerns regarding silage gas and provides important safety tips.

Silo Gas Fact Sheet

 

Farmer to Farmer Website Links Buyers and Sellers

Livestock producers may find themselves with extra corn, corn silage, or hay for sale, while others may be looking to purchase additional feed.  To facilitate the local marketing of feed commodities, UW-Extension has developed a website where growers facing shortages can find growers who have excess feed to sell.  The website is http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu .

The Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage List is free of charge for both buyers and sellers.  Users can search for high moisture corn, corn grain, corn silage, haylage, or hay.  Buyers and sellers can search in just one county or in any number of counties at once.

 

Wisconsin Custom Rates Guide

The latest edition of the Wisconsin Custom Rates Guide is available and provides estimate for custom rates for various farming equipment and operations.

2020 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide

 

National Ag Library English/Spanish Thesaurus & Glossary 

Did you know that USDA has an agricultural thesaurus and glossary presented in English and Spanish as part of the National Agricultural Library? You can download these materials too. Check out their website!

National Ag Library Thesaurus & Glossary Website

 

Information for Rural Landowners

  • The Landowners Reference Guide is a quick guide to federal, state, and county agencies that serve Iowa County.
  • The Partners in Rural Wisconsin Guide provides information to rural landowners on what its like to live in the country.  Rural land ownership has its own unique responsibilities that require the partnership of adjoining landowners and farmers.  This guide is intended to help build positive relationships between farmers and non-farm neighbors by providing information about the realities of agriculture and issues related to rural landownership.

MISSION

To provide research-based information and educational programs to assist farmers in pursuit of business, production, quality of life, and stewardship goals.

STAFF

If you have any questions regarding agriculture in Iowa County, please contact:

Gene Schriefer

Iowa County – UW Extension
303 W Chapel Street, Ste. 1200
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Phone: 608-930-9850
Fax: 608-935-0328
Email: gene.schriefer@wisc.edu