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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Jul 3, 2022

Poison hemlock is in full bloom and starting to set seed. It can be found in pastures, hay fields, ditches, trails, and pretty much anywhere with a lot of sun and some soil. How dangerous is it? When consumed in quantity it can be deadly, but otherwise it will probably just give you a rash. Learn how to identify it and...


Jun 19, 2022

Last year we were surprised by an outbreak of fall armyworm. This year we share advise on when and how to scout for this pest. We discuss identification and control and also review a few other pests to be out looking for right now.


Jun 12, 2022

What do cows eat? More importantly, what can they digest? What is CP? What is ADF?  Tune in to learn the answers and how to use this information to fine tune your feeding program.


Jun 5, 2022

While plants conduct photosynthesis for food, like us, they still need minerals to be healthy.  Your body uses a strong acid to break down food, but too much acid in soil (or too little) can keep your plants from digesting the minerals they need.

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May 29, 2022

Often forests are forgotten parts of farms. Slopes that couldn't be pastured or cropped, or areas waiting for a timber harvest. Forest farming is the intentional planting and growing of crops on the forest floor.  It could include botanicals, mushrooms, and more.