Extension Hosting USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program Update

The USDA began accepting applications for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program October 17, 2022, for enrollment in 2023.  The DMC program is designed as a risk management program, offering protection between the milk price received and the average feed price for a farm.  This program is replacing the Dairy Margin Protection Program.  The deadline […]

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On-Farm Cow-Calf Workshop – November 16th

Cattle handling facilities and herd health topics will be the focus of upcoming regional UW-Madison Division of Extension On-Farm Cow-Calf Workshops. The on-farm workshops will include a tour and discussion of the host farm’s cattle handling/ working facilities, discussions and presentations about herd health and preconditioning, and upcoming changes to purchasing antibiotics. The workshops should […]

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Aging Mastery Program to Begin October 20th

“Aging Mastery Program” helps older adults improve their well-being on 10 different topics, including exercise, sleep, healthy eating & hydration, finances, relationships, and more.  Bridget from Extension in Green & Lafayette Counties and Ruth from Extension Iowa County will facilitate this series on Mondays & Thursdays, October 20-November 21 from 10:30-noon via Zoom.  To register, contact […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers to begin October 7

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is focused on self-care so the caregiver can be physically & emotionally healthy to provide better care & make better decisions for their loved one.  This 6-week series will be offered via Zoom on Fridays, October 7-November 11 from 1-2:30pm.  This series will be facilitated by Ruth from Extension Iowa County and […]

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StrongBodies Program Returns

“StrongBodies” is a progressive strength training program.  It can help you increase your strength, bone density, balance and energy.  The program is led by trained volunteers and offered in Dodgeville and Barneveld on Tuesdays & Thursdays for one hour.  The next series starts in Dodgeville on August 30.  The next Barneveld series begins on October […]

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Iowa – Grant – Lafayette County Clean Sweep Event

Improperly handled chemicals can pollute ground and surface water and pose health risks for you and your family.  Clean Sweep allows you a one-time opportunity to safely dispose of these chemicals.  All Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette County residents, farmers, and agri-businesses can participate in this program.  Pre-registration is required.  You may register online at  https://go.wisc.edu/8a673k or by […]

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Back To School Spending Tips

With fall just around the corner, school supply lists are starting to appear in stores among the rows of bright colored folders, notebooks, pens and pencils.  According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend $864 on back to school purchases. More than one-third of parents with school-age […]

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WeCOPE – Connecting with our Positive Emotions

Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others. This interactive program helps adults cope with stress & difficult times. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve healthy behaviors. This FREE 7-week program meets via Zoom once a week for 1 […]

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Aging Mastery Program Returns

UW-Madison Division of Extension educators from Green/Lafayette and Iowa Counties will be running the Aging Mastery Program via Zoom soon!  Build your own personal playbook for aging well.  This fun, innovative program empowers you to take key steps to improve your well-being, adds stability to your life and strengthen ties to your community. You Will Learn […]

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Iowa County 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Be Prepared!

Iowa County Emergency Management and the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission will hold three public meetings to gather input for the Iowa County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Mitigation planning assesses the risk of natural and man-made hazards and identifies policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses […]

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