Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
74°F
Dew Point
56°F
Humidity
53%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.16 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:14 a.m.
Sunset
07:42 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 71 to 76 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 3 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
76°F / 54°F
Sunny
Thursday
75°F / 55°F
Light Rain
Friday
83°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Saturday
75°F / 58°F
Light Rain
Sunday
80°F / 58°F
Light Rain
Monday
72°F / 54°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
75°F / 54°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 54 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 2 and 7 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 73 to 60 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 59 to 54 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 75 to a low of 55 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 13 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 0.66 inches of rain are expected.
This heifer barn is part of the CALS Marshfield Agriculural Research Station.<br />

This heifer barn is part of the CALS Marshfield Agriculural Research Station.
Photo By Wolfgang Hoffmann

Marshfield Research Station turns 100

March 15, 2012 | 0 comments

MARSHFIELD The Marshfield Agricultural Research Station passed a major milestone on March 12. The station was established 100 years ago on that date when the University of Wisconsin officially took title to 80 acres donated by Wood County and the City of Marshfield. Staff and friends of the station plan to celebrate, but not until it’s a little warmer. They’re planning a centennial event for Aug. 16, along with other activities to chronicle the station’s long list of accomplishments. Over those 100 years the station has hosted a wide variety research on row crops, forages, soil fertility and management, dairy herd management and other topics. It was long the home of landforming research begun to help area farmers cope with the area’s heavy, chronically wet soils. The state soil testing lab was established there 60 years ago, and the superintendent’s house is a model “Tomorrow’s Farm Home Today,” built in the 1950s. The station, which is located nearly dead center in Wisconsin, also draws thousands of visitors each year to field days and other Extension activities. In the 2000s the operation underwent a shift in both location and mission. The university turned part of the original property back the city for an industrial park, and 620 acres were purchased north of town. The new land is the site of new facilities that house a sophisticated dairy research program, conducted in partnership with the USDA’s Dairy Forage Research Center, focused on raising dairy herd replacements and nutrient management. Creating the Marshfield Station was part of a university effort — mandated by the state legislature — to create a network of research farms “located on representative soil types that are materially different than that which obtains at the central station in Madison.” Stations had already been established at Spooner and Ashland, within a decade there would also be operations at Hancock and Sturgeon Bay.

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