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. 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.
Crops and Soils
Providing timely resources and information to help Wisconsin crop producers and their agricultural consultants manage crops efficiently and profitably.
For current Rock County area news and events, please click on the Agriculture Update Newsletters below.
Agriculture Update June 2022
Strengthening the competitiveness of the Wisconsin dairy industry through statewide leadership in education and research.
Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Program
The Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety program is offered by many Extension partners across the state. As these programs become available, the list of locations, dates and times for these programs are found at the Extension Tractor Safety website. If you are interested in the Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety program, please visit this site and contact these partners directly to register for their programs.
Currently, there is not an in-person course offered in our area. Please consider enrolling in the Virtual Course, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Mon., July 11-Fri., July 15 with driving exams to be determined.
The Wisconsin Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program is designed to meet requirements established by the U.S. Department of Labor, pertaining to special provisions made for the employment of youth ages 14-15 on farms not operated by their parents. In addition, Wisconsin Act 455 provides specific provisions for tractor operation by 12-13 year olds.