Common ragweed confirmed ALS inhibitor-resistant in Brown County Wisconsin

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Recently, Thomas Butts, a graduate research assistant, Vince Davis, and Dave Stoltenberg confirmed that a common ragweed population in Wisconsin is resistant to an ALS inhibitor. The full report is now available. For more information, please visit the WCWS documents page.

National Cover Crop Survey Seeks Farmers

Farmers are invited to complete this national online survey regarding their use of cover crops. This survey, conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is used to collect data on the national use of cover crops and results will be released this summer in order to increase best management practices. Farmers who complete the survey are eligible for a drawing for one of two $100 Visa gift cards.

UW-Extension Farm Transition Survey

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University of Wisconsin-Extension is asking for your input about farm transition and succession planning. For more information, see the press release below. To access the survey, go here.

For immediate release: March 20, 2014 Contact: Amy Greil

UW-EXTENSION FARM TRANSITION AND SUCCESSION

PLANNING SURVEY

Farm succession has, by many local and statewide experts, been identified as one the most

urgent issue affecting farmers in Wisconsin. Nearly 6,000 Wisconsin dairy farm operators

(or two of every three) do not have a successor identified, leaving families, communities and

local economies in a state of financial insecurity.

This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey has been created

to determine needs regarding farm transition and succession planning for among farm

businesses in the state. Those with knowledge of the day-to-day operations and those who

own farmland are encouraged to participate in the survey. Any type of farm business can

participate in the survey if they are defined as a farm according to IRS definitions ($1,000

gross sales). Not all questions may apply to the situations of individual farms and no

question is required to be completed.

This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey was developed in

collaboration with Kenosha, Walworth and Racine Counties Cooperative Extension offices

with financial support from the UW-Extension Farm Team and Center for Dairy Profitability.

Questions about this project can be directed to Peg Reedy (peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu) 262-

741-4961 or Amy Greil (amy.greil@ces.uwex.edu) 262-857-1935.

The online survey can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/oa0CFG A paper copy can be requested

from UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability by calling 608.263.7795 or by e-mail at

jmvander@wisc.edu.

Attention Farmers: Farm Succession Planning Survey

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UW-EXTENSION FARM TRANSITION AND SUCCESSION PLANNING SURVEY

Farm succession has, by many local and statewide experts, been identified as one the most urgent issue affecting farmers in Wisconsin. Nearly 6,000 Wisconsin dairy farm operators (or two of every three) do not have a successor identified, leaving families, communities and local economies in a state of financial insecurity.

This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey has been created to determine needs regarding farm transition and succession planning for among farm businesses in the state. Those with knowledge of the day-to-day operations and those who own farmland are encouraged to participate in the survey. Any type of farm business can participate in the survey if they are defined as a farm according to IRS definitions ($1,000 gross sales). Not all questions may apply to the situations of individual farms and no question is required to be completed.

This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey was developed in collaboration with Kenosha, Walworth and Racine Counties Cooperative Extension offices with financial support from the UW-Extension Farm Team and Center for Dairy Profitability. Questions about this project can be directed to Peg Reedy (peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu) 262-741-4961 or Amy Greil (amy.greil@ces.uwex.edu) 262-857-1935.

The online survey can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/oa0CFG A paper copy can be requested from UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability by calling 608.263.7795 or by e-mail at jmvander@wisc.edu.