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Meeting to address laws on farm machinery on Wisconsin roads

Local town and village officials are invited to attend an educational meeting to discuss recently enacted Wisconsin legislation that updates state laws regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways. The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Farm Bureau in Kenosha and Racine Counties are hosting this meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Kenosha County […]

Weis-Way Dairy Farm to host 2014 Dairy Breakfast

When you go to the annual Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast, there are certain things you expect to see. Farm equipment. Barns. Volunteers toiling away at giant frying pans of cheesy scrambled eggs and ham.  And of course cows. But at this year’s dairy breakfast on June 14 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Weis-Way Farm […]

Conservation stewardship program offers payments for farm and forest lands

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting new applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Farm and forest landowners and producers may apply by Jan. 17 for possible 2014 funding. CSP encourages agricultural producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their Applications can be made at any time at […]

Rural Landowner Conference is Nov. 2 in Bristol

The 7th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship. The small farm […]

Soggy, but tasty Dairy Breakfast

  The brave souls who meandered through muddy fields to attend the annual Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast at Uhlenhake’s Land Locked Acres were not disappointed. A steady downpour dampened the number of attendees, but not the spirit of those who enjoyed a fresh breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, muffins, bread and butter, yogurt, milk and […]

Tractor safety education for youth available

Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties will be collaborating to provide tractor safety education for youth ages 12-16. The course will be a total of 24 hours in length. This course is required by Wisconsin for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that will be driving farm machinery on public roads. The tractor […]

Dairy breakfast is this weekend at Uhlenhake’s Land-Locked Acres

The annual Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast will take place June 15 at Uhlenhake’s Land-Locked Acres 1801 216th Ave. This is your chance to get a close-up look at a  local dairy operation. You can enjoy a breakfast of scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, pancakes, fresh bread and butter, yogurt, muffin, milk, juice, and ice […]

Paris School students visit local farms

The Farm has been the theme for this year’s school annual literacy unit at Paris School. Today, students had a chance to see the real thing in action at four local farm operations. Students, split into groups by grade level, visited at The Rossi Farm in Bristol, Weis-Way Dairy Farm in Paris, Holloway Heritage Farm […]

4-H Council and Providence Catholic School chosen by local farm for grants

The Kenosha County 4-H Council and Providence Catholic School each received a $2,500 grant this week from a Brighton dairy farm through an agricultural product company’s program. Mighty Grand Dairy of Brighton was awarded the grant by Growmark/CONSERV FS to be distributed to two worthy organizations of their choice. Dave  Daniels of Mighty Grand Dairy said the […]

Quickbooks for farmers workshop offered

Are you interested in learning how to use Quickbooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or build upon what you already do know? A beginning hands-on workshop using Quickbooks will be offered at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to […]

Farmers can get into 2013 Farm Fresh Atlas

If you are a farmer or local business that wants to attract more customers in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, then the 2013 Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin is for you! The Atlas features local farmers and farmers’ markets. “We are developing this Atlas to meet consumers’ renewed interest in choosing where their food comes […]

Farmers turn out to help bring in crop for injured colleague

If you were out on Highway J just north of the county line yesterday you have seen more massed harvesting equipment at the Weis farm in Dover than you might have expected. The turnout was for a community harvest undertaken to help the Russell Weis family get in the corn crop. Russell Weis was seriously […]

Piles of Poop and Preventing Problems workshop set for Oct. 20

Considering composting as an alternative method for managing your manure? The Piles of Poop and Preventing Problems workshop will help you determine if this is the right manure and nutrient management tool for your farm. Even though the focus is on equine facilities, the principles taught during this program are pertinent for any livestock operation. […]

Daily Bloom: See the antique farm machinery exhibit at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH For 45 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to […]

Hoop house grants available

SEED announces the availability of matching grants for the construction of one or more hoop houses in Kenosha, Racine or Walworth Counties. Total grant money available is $5,000. Grants will be announced in July, 2012 and construction must be completed by September 1, 2012. The goal of the grant(s) is to demonstrate growing season extension […]

Mighty Grand Dairy (MGD) to host 2012 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast June 16

It’s dairy breakfast time, a Wisconsin tradition that features generous helpings of things like scrambled eggs, pancakes, and a variety of other dairy products and beverages. The event gives children a chance to tour a working farm, watch the milking procedure, examine farm machinery and play games. Adults will enjoy visiting the Wisconsin tent to […]

Rural Landowner Conference in Bristol on Nov. 5

The 5th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 in Bristol will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers and well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Tim Baye, business development educator with UW Cooperative Extension will begin the day with a discussion of “Biomass: Turning Green into […]

Workshop to address trimming hooves

A workshop on trimming hooves as well as a pasture walk — open to Kenosha County residents — is scheduled for Monday, June 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at A-Z Farm in Oregon, Wisconsin. The program will start with a pasture walk, where participants can see the grazing system used by A-Z Farm. Dinner […]

Certified organic farm to host pasture walk

Barb and Don Waldron will host a pot luck dinner and twilight pasture walk on their 53 acre certified organic farm located 12 miles west of Franksville. They practice managed rotational grazing to provide forage for their beef herd, supply the herd’s winter feed and also raise chickens, turkeys, and “you pick” raspberries & strawberries. […]

Weis-Way Dairy will host 2011 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast June 18

Hover cursor over above photos for caption info. Any host dairy farm of the annual Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast aims to make it a comfortable day for those who visit. But this year’s host — Weis-Way Dairy Farm in Paris — have also gone a long way to make sure their dairy herd is comfortable every day. […]

Extension service to offer youth tractor safety training

Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties will be collaborating to provide tractor safety education for youth ages 12-16. The course will be a total of 24 hours in length. This course is required by Wisconsin for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that will be driving farm machinery on public roads. The tractor […]

Agri-culinary tourism subject of workshop

Thinking about the opportunities in combining local food, farms and tourism? This win-win for local farmers and businesses will be the subject of the upcoming workshop open to Kenosha County residents on Agri-Culinary Tourism scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at VDB Organic Farms in Delavan. Speaker Ann Dougherty of Learn […]

Extension services offering horse workshop April 2

A full-day Equine Educational program organized and sponsored by Illinois and Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Services for horse owners will be offered on Saturday, April 2, in Bristol. This program will offer three separate tracks for participants to choose from including a trail riding track, senior horse track, and an advanced horseman track. Examples of some […]

Workshop for novice chicken owners is March 25

A workshop for novice chicken owners or those who are looking at buying chickens is scheduled for Friday, March 25. The workshop, which is open to Kenosha County residents, will include information on topics such as selecting breeds, common diseases and challenges, nutrition, housing and rules and regulations for the sale of eggs and meat. […]

UW-Extension hosting Quickbooks for farmers workshop

Are you interested in learning how to use Quickbooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or build upon what you already do know? The University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-River Falls are offering a beginning hands-on workshop using Quickbooks in Jefferson on Friday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Program aims to assist farm women with investments, estate planning

A new program has been developed to assist farm women who would like to learn more about investment and estate planning for their farm business. The program, called Annie’s Project, Level II is modeled after a widely successful program that started in Illinois and has spread to over 20 states. It is open to Kenosha […]

February workshop to focus on selling at farmers’ markets

If you are a farmer selling at local farmers’ markets or are a market manager interested in helping your vendors and farmers’ market to be successful, the Farmers’ Market Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 is just for you. The Farmers’ Market Workshop, which is open to Kenosha County residents, will provide farmers’ market vendors […]

Conference will focus on women in farming

An upcoming conference exploring the role of women in farming is open to residents of Kenosha County. The Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture conference will be Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Jefferson County UW-Extension, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson. The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Farm- Women […]

Workshop will address passing on the family farm

The UW-Extension in Jefferson County will host a workshop in Jefferson on Jan. 20 to explore issues and considerations for farm succession in today’s high stakes climate. The workshop will be at the Jefferson County UW-Extension office, 864 Collins Rd., Jefferson. A generation ago, passing on the family farm was a simple process. Profit margins […]

County Center to host regional rural landowner conference

The 4th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov.6 in Bristol will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers and well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Sister Janet Weyker from the Eco Justice Center will begin first by talking about Alternative Energy Projects at the Eco Justice Center. […]

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