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.
Looking for information specific to Juneau County? Visit our Juneau County page to find local resources including the Juneau County Impact Report, Juneau County rental rates, and local events and trainings.
2023 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm/Home Applications Now Available
The 2023 Century (100 years) and Sesquicentennial (150 years) Farm & Home Program Awards are a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.
To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the last 100 or 150 years.
The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. In 2022, 125 property owners were honored. The Sesquicentennial program similarly originated in 1998 as part of the state’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and over 900 families have been honored.
For more information: Century and Sesquicentennial Farm Program – Wisconsin State Fair https://wistatefair.com/fair/century-farms/
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2023. Only one certificate may be issued per property.
Soil Sample Information
For more resources go to UW SOIL AND FORAGE LAB website, and for determining soil type utilize the soil names on the Soil Map & Yield Potentials link.
Another option to determine your soil type – go to the WEB SOIL SURVEY which is run by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
UW Soil and Forage Lab fees
If the Juneau County Extension office mails the samples to the lab for you the cost is $8.05 for 1-2 samples. Please call for additional information 608-847-9329.
If you or someone you know are experiencing chronic stress that is impacting your mental and physical well-being, relationships, and decision making, there are resources for you. Visit the Resilient Farms, Families, Business & Communities webpage for more resources. There is a Wisconsin Farmer Wellness Program through the USDA website and a 24/7 hotline at 1-888-901-2558. They also have a lot of great resources at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing.WI/FarmCenterOverview.aspx
For more information please contact:
Extension Juneau County
220 E. State Street, Room 104, Mauston, WI 53948
Phone: (608) 847-9329