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    Co-op Month: History

    Thanks to Cooperative Network for this great information on the history of Co-ops: Co-ops are owned by their members—the people...

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    Watch for Stalk Rot This Fall

    This fall, we have been seeing quite a bit of stalk rot in the fields of our customers. Stalk rot...

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    Alzheimer’s Walk

    Our team had a great time at the Alzheimer’s Walk on September 12…despite the rain. They managed to raise $855...

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    Tanks of Thanks Recipients Selected!

    Please join us in congratulating and thanking the following people for being the unsung heroes of their respective communities: Brian...

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Thanks to Cooperative Network for this great information on the history of Co-ops: Co-ops are owned by their members—the people who use the cooperatives’ products and services—and are driven by service rather than profit. There are thousands of cooperatives operating in dozens of industries throughout the world, with a heavy concentration in Minnesota and Wisconsin.The first U.S. cooperative was a town mutual insurance company in Philadelphia organized in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Like Franklin’s company, many town mutuals got their…

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This fall, we have been seeing quite a bit of stalk rot in the fields of our customers. Stalk rot (fusarium, anthracnose, gibberella, diplodia, etc.) has affected many fields and will impact harvest and increase harvest losses. Pictured above from left to right are anthracnose, gibberella, fusarium. Winfield Solutions recently put out a Technical Bulletin on this very topic. They outlined two different methods to scout out stalk rots: For the “Push Test” randomly select 20 plants from five different…

Alz-Walk-2014

Our team had a great time at the Alzheimer’s Walk on September 12…despite the rain. They managed to raise $855 for the cause!

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Please join us in congratulating and thanking the following people for being the unsung heroes of their respective communities: Brian Kulas Louise Paul Dick Gordon Carol Rousch Helen Gelhaus Sue Brenneman Karen Dahlvig John/Yvonne Rief Katie Fuchs Marty Peterson Mike Lindau Stan Lach Join us September 18 in Medford’s City Park to celebrate them and their contributions. More details and information about this event coming soon!

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We have been fortunate to have a surplus of forage in North Central Wisconsin so far this summer.  The quality of much of the 1st cutting is not as good as other years, but it is forage nonetheless.  I have spent some time studying MP heifer rations with mature quality hay and haylage.  I think that to maintain the 2.25 pounds or more average daily gain that we are trying to achieve for our heifers, we need to reexamine our…

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