Prescott summer school students team up with two professional actors this week to present Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's original musical version of the classic tale of love and redemption, "Beauty and the Beast." The students enrolled in the summer school course will rehearse lines and music for a week before performing for the community. Performances are slated for Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Prescott High School.
The USDA Farm Service Agency and University of Wisconsin-Extension will co-host informational meetings on the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for dairy producers. The 2018 Farm Bill authorized the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, which is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers. DMC replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). DMC continues to offer protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.
A grant from the U.S. Department of State will boost a growing study abroad program at Chippewa Valley Technical College. News of the grant from the 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad arrived as a group of five CVTC students were in Spain for the college's second-ever study abroad trip. Twelve CVTC students traveled to Ireland in May 2018 on the first trip. More trips are planned for next year. The Ireland trip was part of a three-credit Introduction to Diversity Studies course.
Approximately 941 bachelor's and master's degree students will receive degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, in the Knowles Field House at the Falcon Center. The first ceremony begins at 9 a.m. for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and Graduate Studies. The second ceremony at 1:30 p.m. is for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Education and Professional Studies.
The Alzheimer's Association will hold the 33rd Annual Wisconsin State Conference May 19-21 at the Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.
Forty-five high quality 2-year-old horses and 10 aged lesson horses will be offered for sale at the 43rd annual UW-River Falls Colt Sale on Saturday, May 4, at the UWRF Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls. The young horses have been trained by UW-River Falls students enrolled in the Principles of Training Horses class under the direction of Nathan O'Connor. The lesson horses have been used in riding classes taught at UWRF.
University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Proof" by David Auburn April 30-May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Syse Black Box Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
More than 270 members and guests attended Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services' 82nd annual meeting on March 23, at Ellsworth High School. Board Chair Roger Wiff presided over the meeting. The theme "Powerfully Connected" was reflected throughout the meeting in the director candidates' speeches, the reports and presentations. Re-elected to the board were incumbent directors Gerald Drier, District 1; Edward Hass, District 2; and Brian Berg, District 3. These directors ran unopposed. Ann Young was elected to the District 5 seat, challenging incumbent Michael Fronmueller.
Wisconsin agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St.
With the snow receding, green vegetation is a welcome sight, but that green may warrant a closer look. For forest and woodlot owners, garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolate, is an early green in need of control before it takes control of the whole forest understory. With its historical roots in Europe, garlic mustard doesn't have any native natural controls here in the U.S. Given its real roots exuding the chemicals that alters the soil and discourages mycorrhizal fungi and native plants, this biennial can quickly become a monoculture.