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. Cooperative 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. Agriculture -Division of Extension

Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

All PAT materials must be ordered and purchased through the WI PAT Online Store – For more information regarding Pesticide Applicator Training visit the PAT website.

To make an appointment to take your PAT Private Applicator test contact Theresa at 715-373-3285 or by Email.

Wisconsin Farm with red barn Upcoming Ag Webinars  

The Emerging Crops Accelerator program. Learn more about the program by visiting

Wisconsin Extension Maple Syrup Program –

UW–Madison Division of Extension’s Maple Syrup Program is a new three-year project supported by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) through the Acer Access and Development Program. The program’s main areas of focus include the following . . .

One Good Idea is a multimedia clearinghouse where farmers can learn from other farmers about how to be successful and profitable with soil health and other stewardship practices.

Because, sometimes, all you need to start or succeed is that one good idea.

Discovery Farms

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What’s in your soil? or Manure? or Forage? Don’t guess, get a test done. The website has instructions on taking samples, sending your sample off and the fees for each item.

Soil Samples are still being received. You may submit the soil sample to Madison  yourself, if you wish.  Information on soil samples is available on the UW Soil Lab Website.

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Welcome to The Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage and Corn List which puts Wisconsin farmers in touch with one another for the purpose of buying and/or selling corn and forage. The farmer to farmer list is free of charge to both buyers and sellers.

UW-Madison Extension assumes no responsibility in the transaction of buying or selling the items listed on this web site. There are no guarantees as to the quality of the forage products.  Buyers beware.  All transactions and negotiations are handled directly between buyers and sellers.  If you are a seller contact a buyer directly.  If you are a buyer contact the seller directly. 

Cheq Bay Area Providers of Mulch, Compost & Topsoil

Feast by The Bay-Cheq Bay Area

Root Vegetables - FEAST by the Bay Seeking information on where to find local produce, which businesses remain open, or how to access community food resources during these uncertain times? See below for links to information and local listings! Feast By The Bay 

Community Food Systems

The Community Food System Program promotes thriving, just and resilient place-based food systems. We support community organizations, Tribal partners, local governments, small-scale farms and food businesses, and community gardens

Ashland/Bayfield Counties Ag/Hort Newsletter

1st Annual Wisconsin Hazelnut Week

1st Annual Wisconsin Hazelnut Week – August 15-20, 2022 – Learn.  Discover.  Get Started.

UW-Madison, Division of Extension, is hosting the 1st Annual Wisconsin Hazelnut Week to feature all that is happening with hazelnuts in Wisconsin.  “Things are starting to move quickly with this emerging new crop here in Wisconsin,” says Jason Fischbach, the UW-Extension Emerging Crops Specialist, “So we wanted to provide opportunities for existing and aspiring growers to see what’s happening and decide whether hazelnuts is something they want to pursue”.  Hazelnut Week includes an introductory webinar on Monday the 15th and then four field days.  The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.  For all the information and to register go to:

Schedule of Events

Aug 15 (6-7PM) – Hazelnut 101 Webinar via Zoom

Aug 18 (3-5PM) – American Hazelnut Company Field Day, M&S Enterprises, La Crosse, WI

Aug 19 (1-4PM) – Central WI Hazelnut Field Day, Sandbox Farm, Amherst, WI

Aug 20 (8AM-Noon) – Northern Wisconsin Hazelnut Field Day, Bayfield Go-First Farm/Blue Ox Cidery/Superior View Farm, Bayfield, WI

Aug 20 (9AM-3PM) – Southern Wisconsin Hazelnut Field Day, Savanna Institute North Farm/Blue Mounds Hazelnut, Spring Green and Barneveld, WI

August 20th Northern WI Field Day

Northern WI Hazelnut Field Day 

Saturday, August 20, 8 am – Noon

8-9 am Bayfield Go-First Farm-28850 Eileen Town Hall Rd, Ashland

10-11 am Blue Ox Cidery – 87380 Betzold Rd, Bayfield

11-Noon Hauser’s superior View Farm – 86565 County Highway J, Bayfield

Agriculture Links of Interest

Dairy Extension Resources

UW-Extension Dairy Team strengthens the competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry through statewide leadership in education and research. UW-Madison, Division of Extension Dairy Teamwebsite


Integrated Pest & Crop Management

The University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program (NPM) and Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM)—work to bring research-based information regarding Wisconsin farm profits, water quality, pest management, pesticide use practices, and nutrient management planning to Wisconsin farmers and landowners.

Badger Crop Connect

Badger Crop Connect

Timely Wisconsin Crop Updates A Webinar every other Wednesday from May 20th through September 30th at Noon

News from Extension

News from around the State of WI from UW-Madison Division of Extension.

Jason Fischbach

Jason Fischbach
Emerging Crops Specialist
Bayfield County-
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117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891-9464
Phone: 715-373-3291
Fax: 715-373-6304

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