The Dodge and Fond du Lac County Corn Growers are sponsoring a summer twilight meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Ed Montsma farm and Lamartine Town Hall. The field location is on Hwy 151, just north of the Co. Rd. TC intersection.
Joe Lauer, UW-Extension corn specialist and Damon Smith, UW-Extension plant pathologist will discuss late season management issues in corn, soybeans, and wheat.
Following the field tour and discussion, the group will move down the road to the Lamartine Town Hall located at N5269 Schaefer Drive for a brat and soda. There will also be open discussion of 2014 crop management issues by the UW-Extension specialists and industry co-sponsors.
Bob Oleson, executive director of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, and others will offer an update on the organization's current activities and policies. All interested corn and soybean growers are welcome to attend.
River Country RC&D Council, Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, announce they are hosting a pasture walk near Neillsville, July 24. As part of a grant awarded by the National Grazing Lands Coalition they will dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes to soil quality programming and discussion at this event. Learn how to gauge and monitor soil health and improvement on the grazing land though hands-on learning.
The River Country Grazing Network will be at Joe & Haly Schultz's Homestead Heifers near Neillsville on July 24 from 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. The Schultz's are relatively new to custom raising but have learned a great deal since starting to raise heifers in 2012. Haly and Joe currently maintain 50-80 heifers on their 5th generation farm with plans to expand in the future. Heifers are rotationally grazed in three different age groups on 50 acres and given a new slice of pasture every 1-2 days with supplemental corn silage. Haly and Joe practice "tall grazing" to extend pasture resources and optimize animal health. Hayfields (now pastures) have been interseeded using a no-till drill each of the past two years to help with the conversion to permanent pasture. Clark County Land Conservation Dept and local NRCS have both helped Haly and Joe establish permanent pastures, fences, winter waterers and seasonal waterlines. Haly and Joe operate an additional 170 acres of hay and crop land to supply all the feed of the livestock they raise. Lunch will be served after the farm tour and information will be presented on heifer raising costs, contract details to consider and relationship building between the dairy and grower.
The full pasture walk schedule with details and driving directions can be downloaded from www.RiverCountryRCD.org or by contacting Linda at 715-579-5229 and requesting one be sent via US mail.
Cost to attend is $15 for non-members, WI Farmers Union and River Country RC&D members attend FREE. Register for this event online at www.RiverCountryRCD.org or contact Linda at 715-579-5229 or via email at Grazing@RiverCountryRCD.org
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich brands, has recognized Wisconsin Lift Truck Corporation (Wisconsin Lift Truck), located in Brookfield, as a 2014 Dealer of Excellence. Wisconsin Lift Truck received this honor for their dedication to delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and support in their sales and service throughout 2013.
"On behalf of MCFA, I'm pleased to recognize Wisconsin Lift Truck as a 2014 Dealer of Excellence," said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America. "We greatly value our partnership with Wisconsin Lift Truck and appreciate their commitment to providing the highest quality service to our valued customers. We look forward to continuing our success together in 2014."
"We are honored to receive the Dealer of Excellence award and to be recognized as a top-level Cat lift truck, Mitsubishi forklift truck and Jungheinrich dealer," said Jerry Weidmann, president of Wisconsin Lift Truck. "Our primary focus is to consistently provide best-in-class products that solve our customer's toughest material-handling challenges with exceptional support and service."
The video of a western Wisconsin logger who saved a black bear who got its head stuck in an old milk can is getting hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits.
Garrett Smith used the grappling hooks on his logging machine to free the struggling bear after spotting it in a cornfield while he was logging last month on a farm near Rice Lake. After consulting with the landowner who videotaped the rescue, Smith drove his machine out in the field. After a few attempts, he got its hooks around the milk can. The bear pulled his head out and bolted for the woods.
Smith figures there was something in the milk can that the bear was after.