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2014 Beginning Sheep Shearing School

The annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling, and equipment care and maintenance. Cost of the school is $80.00 per participant. […]

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Aloe, My Friend, Aloe

Aloe, My Friend, Aloe Does your thumb have more of a brown tinge than green? But, you would really like to have some plants to brighten your home? Consider one of the easiest to grow and most forgiving houseplants: the aloe. Aloe are succulents, meaning that they have thick, fleshy water storage organs. They are […]

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Youth Farm Tractor & Machinery Safety Training

Dodge County UW-Extension (UWEX), in cooperation with high school agriculture instructors and others will again offer the Youth Farm Tractor and Equipment Operations Safety Training program. This program includes classroom instruction and a practical test and is held only once each year. Course Format and Curriculum 2015 Classroom Dates are three Saturdays — January 17, […]

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Soil, Water and Nutrient Managment Meetings

Dodge County University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) invites area crop consultants, agronomy supply specialists and other interested parties to attend a 2014 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management meeting in Juneau on Monday, December 8th, at the Dodge County Administration Building, 127 East Oak Street, Juneau, Wisconsin.  Each meeting will run from 10 a.m. – 3 […]

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Marcescent Leaves

It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing color and dropping onto our lawns. Even though it may seem like all the trees are losing their leaves, there are a few deciduous trees that hold onto their dried leaves throughout the winter. Marcescent (mahr-CESS-ent) is the term used to describe this type of […]

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Molds, Fungus, and Other Fun Things

Master Gardeners are frequently asked to identify plants, insects, diseases, and trees. Less frequently they are asked to identify seemingly foreign objects. One favorite question is when someone says that a foreign invader has entered their bark mulch. While nothing had been in this spot the day before, it now appeared as if a dog […]

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