The WCROC welcomed Robert Matteri, Director, Midwest Area, United States Department of Agriculture and J.L. Willett, Associate Director, Midwest Area, United States Department of Agriculture.

In a marketplace demanding that food production leave a smaller carbon footprint, the first Midwest Farm Energy Conference is demonstrating practical ways to use renewable energy and reduce energy costs in crop production, swine barns and dairy facilities.

This is a good time to start thinking about your pasture forage supply for grazing this summer.  When selecting pasture grass species, producers should consider yield potential, palatability, and survival of grasses.

Dairy cattle and dairy farms have become part of the emerging world of precision technology.


May 29, 2015

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.) Snow (in.)
86 59 .02
Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Soil Temp - 4" Max Soil Temp - 4" Min
77 62 76 61


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