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The average American spends about 7.7 hours a day sitting. That includes work time, commute time and relaxing time at home in the evening. That sedentary lifestyle has been shown to be costly for us and for our employers, and the study from Vanderbilt University titles it “Sitting Disease”.
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Junior Fair Buyer Thank You's
Click the read more for the link to the buyers list. Each Junior Fair Livestock Participant must send their buyer a thank you!
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Ask A Master Gardener!
Have a gardening question? Ask a master gardener!
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The Wayne County Extension office is here to serve you. We gratefully acknowledge the continued help and support of our local county commissioners Ann Obrecht, Scott Wiggam, and Jim Carmichael. Their input and participation into our programming efforts is appreciated.
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County News
I had a question this past week about using soybeans as a forage crop. Due to our cooler than average summer, some July planted soybeans are much delayed. It doesn’t look like the plants are going to have a viable pod and beans to harvest as a grain crop, but could it be salvaged as a forage crop?
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A lot of corn silage has been chopped, hauled and packed in bunker silos in the past couple of weeks. On some farms the old crop silage inventory was getting low or in some cases, had been used up and the new crop corn silage will have to be fed sooner rather than later. One question to consider is: how soon after harvest should that new crop corn silage be fed? Corn silage is a fermented feedstuff and to answer this question requires some understanding of what is going on during the fermentation process.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?
When planning your garden, don't forget your plan to exclude the wildlife!
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