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August 2012

WPT and statewide journalism partnership broadcasting U.S. Senate Republican primary debate Friday
As the Aug. 14 primary election approaches, the journalism partnership of Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Today’s TMJ 4 will broadcast a state
University Relations
Aug 06, 2012

July 2012

Marathon County tops 4-H Livestock Senior Division; Iowa County takes Junior Division
The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on July 23 at the Arlington Public Events Center. There were ten senior teams and eight junior teams that participated. The contest consisted of evaluating cla
Cooperative Extension
Jul 26, 2012
Dodge County teams sweep the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
The teams from Dodge County had an exceptional day at the Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Judging contest taking home top honors in both the Junior and Senior divisions. One hundred youth competed at the contest State 4-H
Cooperative Extension
Jul 26, 2012
UW-Extension Farmer to Farmer website now includes information for graziers
The Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage website has been expanded to connect those with productive pastures to those producers who are in need of pastures.
Cooperative Extension
Jul 20, 2012
UW-Extension experts provide online resources and information about drought
Madison, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in 42 Wisconsin counties due to the drought. These dry conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural. Poten
University Relations
Jul 10, 2012
Livestock results from 2012 Wisconsin 4-H Area Animal Science Days
The 2012 Area Animal Science Days were held in Vernon, Barron, Walworth and Oconto Counties. Youth judged Breeding and Market classes of swine, beef and sheep. Youth also answered questions and seniors gave r
Cooperative Extension
Jul 09, 2012
2012 Area Animal Science Days dairy judging results
Wisconsin youth competed in four Area Animal Science days June 20 in Viroqua, June 21 in Rice Lake, June 22 in Elkhorn and June 29 in Gillett. The top two teams and individuals earned a right to compete at the
Cooperative Extension
Jul 09, 2012
Getting the most from drought stressed forages
With southern Wisconsin experiencing record high temperatures and drought-like conditions, farmers are faced with questions of what care needs to be given to their crops.
Cooperative Extension
Jul 05, 2012
Forget the grass -- water your trees!
The lack of rain coupled with heat and high winds is causing significant stress to our trees, especially those planted in the last two to three years that have smaller root systems than established trees. Water
University Relations
Jul 02, 2012
UW-Extension hosts a "hearing" for 4-H youth and state legislators
Wisconsin teens discussed policies, political careers and the legislative process with state legislators and UW-Extension educators June 27 during the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference in Madison. This legislati
University Relations
Jul 02, 2012

June 2012

Lack of rainfall causes drought conditions for southern Wisconsin
In a remarkable turnaround from recent years, southern Wisconsin is creeping toward drought conditions while northern parts of the state are receiving plentiful rain.
Cooperative Extension
Jun 26, 2012
UW-Extension School for Workers names new director
MADISON, WI--The School for Workers, the labor education department at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, elected Michael Childers as its new director. “Michael brings tremendous energy and vision to the
University Relations
Jun 25, 2012
Farmers Market tours offered at four markets statewide this summer
Wisconsin Farmers Market Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension will offer four Farmers Market Tours this summer.
Cooperative Extension
Jun 22, 2012
Governor Walker and UW System Announce Revolutionary Online Degree Model
Governor Scott Walker, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly, and UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross announced a competency-based degree model that will transform higher education in Wisconsin.
UW-Extension Chancellor's Office
Jun 19, 2012
What’s going on inside my teen’s head?!?
How is it that an adolescent who has excellent abilities to reason with his teachers, possesses the skills and knowledge to reconfigure your entire computer system, and can formulate a courtroom argument for a
Cooperative Extension
Jun 19, 2012