Agriculture & Horticulture Educator.
Ashland County’s office does not currently have an Agriculture or Horticulture Educator. With the support of state services and programming, your local Extension Office is able to connect Farmers and community members with Educators across the state to answer questions.
The Agriculture & Horticulture Educator helps to: connect local producers with one another and opportunities for education, economic development, and events, coordinates and manages the Master Gardener program, create curriculum and develop education resources, and provided education on local climate change issues to both Extension colleagues and program participants for climate change working groups.
If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Ashland County 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 & Soils
Our Educators work to provide timely resources and information to help crop producers and their agricultural consultants manage crops efficiently and profitably.
We can provide research-based farm business management information, resources and decision-making tools to farmers and agribusinesses to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making.
Our programs help to provides timely resources and information to help farmers, consumers and allied industry to make informed decisions about beef cattle, poultry, sheep and goats, equine, swine, and meat science. There are also resources for youth caring for livestock.
- Soil and Plant Analysis Lab
- University of Wisconsin Garden Facts
- Forestry Extension Resources
- Center for Dairy Profitability
- Integrated Pest & Crop Management
- Small Farm Resources
- The Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
- The UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic (PDDC) provides assistance in identifying plant diseases and provides educational information on plant diseases and their control.
- Insect Diagnostic Lab
- The Insect Diagnostic Lab was established to identify insects and insect damaged plant material from around the state. Primary service is to the county extension office and commercial concerns. The lab processes between 1,500-2,300 samples per year.
UW-Extension Horticulture Programming provides research- and evidence-based horticulture management education, resources and decision-making tools to home gardeners and commercial horticulture practitioners. UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Horticulture Program serves the people of Wisconsin through county offices and also covers a wide range of technical support through soil testing and analysis, general plant disease diagnostics, turfgrass disease diagnostics, general insect identification, commercial fruit production, commercial vegetable entomology, commercial vegetable pathology, and commercial produce safety.
Follow this link to get to the Extension Horticulture’s “Ask a Gardening Question” page Looking for an expert to advise on your garden questions? Please follow the link, fill out the form, and attach relevant photographs concerning your garden issues. Your inquiry will be responded to by an Extension staff member or a Master Gardener Volunteer in your area. Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Horticulture website.
- UW – Department of Entomology Insect Diagnostic Lab
- UW – Extension Horticultural Publications
- UW – Lawn and Garden
- UW – Plant Disease and Diagnostic Clinic
- UW – Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory
- UW – The Wisconsin Gardener – Public TV
- UW – Wisconsin Horticulture
- UWEX – Wisconsin Native Plant Sources
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
- University of Connecticut Plant Database
- Ohio State University Plant Facts
- USDA Plants Database
- Weed Science Society of America
- Wisconsin Phenological Society