Agriculture

The Agriculture program provides support to local agricultural producers and businesses through a four-county arrangement among Washington, Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan counties. Our Regional Agriculture Team of Educators has developed areas of expertise in Farm Business Management, Agronomy, Dairy Production, Facilities, and Livestock. While the educators address a wide range of local needs and concerns, they have specialized programs such as:

Tina Kohlman, Dairy & Livestock Educator
Phone (920) 929-3180, Email tina.kohlman@wisc.edu
Dairy & Livestock: Focus on dairy production management including dairy calves and heifer management, animal husbandry and well-being, and nutrition to help dairy producers improve productivity, profitability, and efficiency while maintaining animal well-being.

Mike Ballweg, Crops and Soils
Phone (920) 459-5904, Email michael.ballweg@wisc.edu
Crops and Soils: Focus on agronomic BMPs, forage production and utilization, cover crops, soil health, and water quality.

 

Explore Extension Agriculture Programs and Resources
On this website, you find articles on Farm Ready Research, Agricultural Programs (Crops and Soils, Dairy, Farm Management) and so much more! If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results. Our innovative dairy management programs range from genetics to farm and business management. Extension researchers work hand-in-hand with row crop, forage, and fresh produce growers to provide best practices for every aspect of the growing phase. We also advise communities on using sustainable practices to create inviting spaces free from invasive species. Our work supports people, communities, and businesses.

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