Wisconsin Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference – Special Track for Agri-Preneurship and Innovations in Ag!

Attention Small Ag Business Owners!! At the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference, there will be a whole track of sessions devoted to agri-preneurship and innovations in Ag!

The Innovations in Local Agri-Food Business Track includes:
– New Crops and New Farms: A Panel of Driftless Agri-preneurs
– The Agri-Tech Start-Up Scene in Wisconsin
– Challenges and Opportunities When Providing Business Assistance to Entrepreneurial Farmers
– Financial Resources for Agri-preneurs



What is Hempcrete? Hempcrete is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder. The hemp core or “Shiv” has a high silica content which allows it to bind well with lime. This property is unique to hemp among all natural fibers. The result is a lightweight […]


Master Gardener Program FAQ Updates 2022

Master Gardener Program FAQ Updates 2022  Why the change? The Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program implemented a revision of the program on January 1, 2022. This change addressed Extension’s new staffing model and adoption of UW-Madison Policy and Procedures; additionally, it addresses known program confusion, addresses participant diversity, and improves program delivery.  Status quo was […]


Responding to the Avian Influenza Outbreak

The current avian influenza outbreak is not thought to pose a risk to human health or to food safety but it is highly toxic to birds, including backyard poultry flocks.  As of April 2, 2022 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a confirmed case of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPIA) in a […]

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What’s going on with the lilacs?

August 11, 2020 Contact: Bill Halfman, UW Extension Agriculture Agent Phone: 608-269-8722 What is Going on with the Lilacs?? In most years, lilacs tend to be relatively disease free. When sited properly (in full sun) and pruned/thinned regularly, they reliably produce a bounty of beautiful blooms each spring in a myriad of colors.  And oh that […]


Garden Toolbox Series – Read Your Leaves

This program is part of a series of garden topics so watch the Extension website for more information on future classes. Kaitlyn Davis, Agriculture Educator for Division of Extension La Crosse County will be presenting. This is the first presentation in the Garden Tool Box Series.