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Fit Families Rock! Programs in Janesville and Beloit

Fit Families Rock! Programs in Janesville and Beloit

Are you looking to participate in a program to increase health, lose weight, and eat healthier? Janesville and Beloit are offering an amazing 11- week Fit Families Rock Program that willl help parents and children get fit together. Educators work with families to find the behaviors, nutrition habits and activities that will work best for them over a lifetime. For more […]

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UW-Extension Welcomes Nick Baker, New Agriculture Agent

UW-Extension Welcomes Nick Baker, New Agriculture Agent

Nick Baker joins the Rock County Extension Team as the new Agriculture Agent.  Nick grew up on a Dairy and Crop farm outside of Darien Wisconsin before obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education and a Masters in Adult Education with an Agriculture Emphasis.  Prior to coming to Rock County he spent 9 years working […]

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Child Care Classes for Child Care Professionals

Classes are being offered across Rock County for Child Care Professionals – see the calendar for more information, and contact class leaders for any information on particular classes. Child Care Classes 2014 (pdf)  

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September 2014 Cloverpatch

September 2014 Cloverpatch

Here is the September issue of the Cloverpatch. Another exciting and busy month for 4-H youth, Cloverbuds and our fearless leaders! Cloverpatch September 2014

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Timing Corn Silage Harvest

Timing Corn Silage Harvest

Corn must be ensiled at the proper moisture to get fermentation for preservation. But, determining when to harvest corn at the right whole plant moisture is difficult. Each storage structure properly ensiles at slightly different moisture optimums. Harvesting corn too wet for the storage structure will result in reduced yield, souring and seepage of the […]

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Informational Meetings for New Dairy Margin Protection Program

Informational Meetings for New Dairy Margin Protection Program

Under the new farm bill, the old MILC program will go away this fall and be replaced by a new dairy safety net referred to as the Margin Protection Plan for Dairy, or MPP-Dairy.  Like MILC, this new program will be administered through your local Farm Service Agency office.  The Livestock Gross Margin program for […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Educational Opportunities Coming Up

Emerald Ash Borer Educational Opportunities Coming Up

Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive, wood boring beetle recently discovered in Rock County. Emerald Ash Borer attacks healthy and stressed ash trees as larvae eat the live tissue underneath the bark, which will eventually kill the tree. This pest has the potential to wipe out all ash trees in the area – and quickly, […]

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Keep Summer Healthy and Food-Safe!

Keep Summer Healthy and Food-Safe!

Whether you’re enjoying a picnic, a cookout or simply a meal on the back deck, eating outdoors is a highlight of the summer season for most of us. But warmer weather can also set the stage for foodborne illness when foods are cooked or handled improperly, says Rock County Family Living Educator and Registered Dietitian […]

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