Posts under ‘Farming’

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. […]

Central HS Farmers Day coverage

Today was the traditional Farmers Day at Central High School, as part of the school’s homecoming week festivities. The tradtional parade of farm tractors driven by students made its way down Highway 50 from Brass Ball Mobil to the school at about 7 p.m. Here’s some video of the parade: Share95Tweet95 Shares

Sign-up for Conservation Reserve Program under way

A general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program has begun and will continue through Aug. 27, the USDA’s Racine Kenosha Milwaukee Farm Service Agency announced. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county FSA office. “Wisconsin’s farmers and ranchers play an important role in […]

Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast coverage

If it’s the Saturday before Father’s Day then it’s Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast day. This year’s event was held at Crane Dairy in Brighton on Saturday. Typical attendance is over 2,000 for the annual event. Those attending were able to enjoy a great breakfast and get a glimpse of a working dairy farm. Here are some more photos from the event, courtesy of […]

Barn dance to support Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship program

Gather your friends and family and dig out your boots from the back of the closet. It’s time to celebrate rural communities and support students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bob and Sue Crane are hosting a barn dance on Saturday, June 19, from 5 to 11 […]

UW Extension offering youth tractor safety course

UW Extension is offering a Youth Tractor Safety Course. 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 […]

St. John’s Farmer’s market gearing up

The St. John the Evangelist Farmer’s Market in Twin Lakes is gearing up for its season. The market will take place every Saturday from 8 to 11:30 a.m., May 8 through Oct. 23 at the church, 701 North Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. The market will focus on locally grown and produced agricultural and food products such as flowers, meat, […]

Linda Feldkamp retires after 42.5 years with Farm Service Agency

Linda Feldkamp retired today after a long career helping Kenosha County farmers at the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Union Grove. How long? 42.5 years. “We can read handbooks and procedures until we’re blue in the face, but the knowledge she’s taking with her is irreplaceable,” said Kimberly M. Iczkowski, county executive director, Racine Kenosha Milwaukee […]

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