Agriculture

 


PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION

Intended for persons requiring certification or re-certification in order to apply restricted-use pesticides.  A private applicator is a person applying pesticides to produce an agricultural product (including forestry, nursery or greenhouse) on land owned or rented by the person or the person’s employer. Required for private applicators who apply restricted use pesticides. Examples of private applicators include a farmer applying pesticides to his crops on his owned or rented land or an employee of that farmer doing the same; greenhouse or nursery workers making pesticide applications on the land or in the greenhouses of their employer.

Private and commercial pesticide applicators with certifications that expire January 31, 2020-November 30, 2021, can continue to operate as a certified pesticide applicator until December 31, 2021.  If you are not sure when your certification expires, please call or visit this website.

If you plan to come in to purchase a manual, please call before you come in to be sure the office is staffed.  Thank you!  920-746-2260.


NEW OPTION – IN-PERSON TRAINING

Kewaunee/Door/Manitowoc Counties will be having one training. 

Date:  January 13, 2022
Time:  8:30 AM – Check-in
            9:00 AM – Start
Location:  Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, 625 3rd St, Luxemburg, WI 54217

Exam is provided after the training.

Purchase the base training/manual for $30.00 either from the Door County Extension office (supplies are limited) or the UW PAT Store https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/default.asp

COST:  $30.00 base training/manual + $10.00 in-person training fee.  Registration required by January 10, 2022.

Contact Extension Kewaunee County at 920-388-7141 or erin.dahle@wisc.edu to register.  Credit card accepted (with service fee), or cash/check payment will be accepted the day of the training/exam.


Pesticide Applicator Training Options:

  • COMPUTER TRAINING COURSE (approx. 4-hour training): Purchase a manual from the Door County Office or the UW PAT store. https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/default.asp  … under Private Applicator, select “General Farming 100/101”. Participants only need a 50% passing grade.  This training is free of charge for those that have purchased the PAT manual from either the UW PAT store or from the Door County Extension office. (Please note: this is for online training only, it does not include the exam. Please contact the Extension office to schedule an exam time after attending the on-line training. You will need to print your Completion Receipt and bring it to your exam.) NOTE:  You will have 7 days from the start of this training course to complete it. 
    WEBINAR / ZOOM TRAINING: The PAT program is offering 5 (five) Zoom training times. Private applicators are highly encouraged to use this optionPurchase a manual from the Door County Office or the UW PAT storehttps://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/default.asp … under Private Applicator, select “General Farming 100/101”. Participants only need a 50% passing grade. These are live programs and are interactive.  Zoom training dates to choose from:  Dec 7, 2021, Jan 25, 2022, Feb 15, 2022, March 15, 2022, or April 5, 2022.  Webinars start at 9:00 am and end at approximately 2:00 pm.
  • SELF-STUDY: Visit the Extension Office in the Government Center, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, to purchase a manual ($30/person) or purchase one on-line at the UW PAT Store.  Each person being trained must purchase a manual.  Manual supplies are limited at the Door County office.  You then study the manual; when you are ready, contact the Extension office to schedule a date and time to take the test. You must get a 70% passing grade with this option.
  • IN-PERSON TRAINING (information above)

Remember … After completing the on-line training or self-study, you must TEST IN-PERSON at the Door County Extension office. You must call ahead to schedule a time to take the test!  With a passing grade, you will receive a 5-year certification.

What to bring on test day:

  • Wisconsin requires that any person taking a certification exam must provide positive identification (a driver’s license) and know their social security number.  Other acceptable forms of ID are: a photo ID, a Birth Certificate plus another form of ID, and your Social Security Number.
  • Your manual (8th edition) with the registration form in the front of the book (will be collected on the day of your test). If you have a “Completion Receipt” from the on-line training, bring that, also.
  • A pocket calculator for the exam, if you think you will need one. Cell phones are not allowed during testing!
  • If you have questions, please call the Extension Door County office at 920-746-2260.

 


Hay Market Demand and Price Report for Upper Midwest – November 2021

 


RENTING FARM ASSETS

FREE fillable rental arrangement forms for your farm. Written, reviewed, and edited by members of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee (NCFMEC).


2020 Door-Kewaunee Land Rent Survey Fact Sheet


Custom Rate Guide


PROGRAMS / EVENTS:

 

Five Minute Farm Focus videos

The Five Minute Farm Focus series is a collection of videos recorded at local farms in northeast Wisconsin. Dairy farms are a complex network of management decisions that involve multiple people, tools, and practices. The videos focus on one management aspect of a farm that improves the health and well-being of the dairy herd. Each video is approximately five to six minutes long, but they vary in length. The inaugural video features socially stable calving pens at Junion Homestead Farm near Casco. Click the link below to watch the video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq1SBKDx_EQ

Link to other videos on the Kewaunee Extension Agriculture website

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WINTER VENTILATION FOR CALVES

Take a look at calf housing to determine what calves need to stay healthy during cold weather months.   Read more.

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Mastitis Management:  Don’t Forget Your Heifers!  

Dairy heifers represent a major investment in a dairy herd’s future genetics, production, and financial welfare. Prevention and treatment of mastitis in all ages of heifers is crucial to your farm’s future profitability. Many times, heifers are forgotten on the farm. They live away from the main farm where they are not cleaned and bedded as often as the milking herd. This can cause huge mastitis issues when they become a productive member of the milking string.  Read more.

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FARM READY RESEARCH WEBINAR MEETING SERIES FOR FARMERS AND AG PROFESSIONALS

Watch these recorded webinars to learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to farm management resources.

 


 

Agriculture Works Hard for Door County   Read more … pdf icon

 


ARTICLES OF INTEREST 

 


BUY LOCAL, BUY WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection

 


PublicationsThe Learning Store website

 


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STAFF

If you have any questions regarding Agriculture, Soils or Crops in Door County, please contact:

 
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UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-746-2263 /   Fax: 920-746-2531
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm
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