COVID-19 Agricultural Resources


Upcoming Programs

Badger Crop Connect
June 3, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Register by 5:00 PM on June 2:

Badger Crop Connect is a new crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program for the 2020 growing season. Badger Crop Connect’s goal is to bring agronomists, crops consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. This bi-weekly webinar is planned to continue through September. Webinars will have CCA CEUs available as assigned.  There is 1.0 credit available in the area of Integrated Pest Management for this webinar. Unfortunately, we are not able to record this webinar series, but resources shared by Extension Specialists will be available from the Resources link listed below.

 June 3rd Agenda:

Managing Winter Wheat Diseases
– Field Crops Extension Pathologist Damon Smith, PhD.

Insect Development and Current Risks – Culprits to be Watching For
– Field Crops Entomologist, UW-Madison IPM Bryan Jensen

Pre-registration is required –Connection link will be sent on June 3rd by 9:00 AM. Please register for this free webinar at:

Resources from the webinar will be posted to this website

Please direct any questions to Extension Agriculture Educators Mike Ballweg or Dan Marzu

This program is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension with special support from the following Extension Educators: Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County, Dan Marzu Lincoln and Langlade Counties, Nick Baker Rock County, Josh Kamps Lafayette County, Jerry Clark Chippewa County and Kimberly Schmidt Shawano County.


Dry Cow Management for a Successful Lactation Webinar Series
May 28, June 4, and June 11
10:15 am

The transition from late gestation to early lactation is challenging for both animals and dairy producers, and is an important phase of a cow’s lactation and production cycle. Closely managing cows during this time is crucial to making sure the transition goes smoothly for a successful lactation. The cow and her udder prepare for the next lactation during the dry period. Putting in place management strategies that make sure cows are not producing high yields of milk when dried off along with providing proper environmental and nutritional management, appropriate dry cow therapy, and teat sealant become very important for the herd. Cows need to remain healthy and well cared for during this transition period.

Registration for one or all three of these free webinars is required by 4:30 pm the day before the webinar.


2019 Calumet County Manure Trial Information


Using Corn and Soybean as Cover Crops on Prevented Planted Acres in Wisconsin during 2019

UW-Extension specialists, Shawn Conley and Joe Lauer, wrote a letter for crop insurance agents confirming corn and soybeans can be used as cover crops and agronomic recommendations



2014 Calumet County Agriculture Value and Economic Impact

Website Links

Statewide Scissors Cutting Results

DCP/ACRE website

SURE – SURE provides financial assistance for crop production and or quality losses due to a natural disaster.

Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage Website

UW-Extension, Corn Agronomy Web page

UW-Extension, Forage Team Website

UW-Extension, Grain Production and Management, Grains Team

UW-Extension, Dairy Team

UW-Center for Dairy Profitability

UW-Dairy Science Department

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin

Wisconsin Crop Manager

UW-Extension Cool Bean Website

Custom Rate Guide 2017

Decision Making Tips

Managing Rained on Alfalfa for Haylage

Corn Replant/Late Plant Decisions in Wisconsin

Negotiating the Value of Immature Corn Silage

Farmer to Farmer – Hay, Forage, and Corn List

Pricing Drought-Stressed Corn Silage

Silo Gas and Silo-Filler’s Disease

Management Tools

How to Price Standing Forage Worksheet (.xls)

Estimating Alfalfa RFV in the Field Using PEAQ

Non-Irrigated Yields by Soil Type and Map Unit (.pdf)

UW Extension Holstein Steer Finishing Yardage-summary-final (.pdf)

Wisconsin Crop Manager Issues


If you have any questions regarding Agriculture in Calumet County, please contact:

Amber O'Brien

Amber O’Brien

Amber O’Brien
Extension Calumet County
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014
Email:  Amber
Phone: 920-849-1450 x3
Toll Free:  833-620-2730 x2202
Fax: 920-849-1614