Mark Mayer
Green County Agriculture Agent
Professor, Dept. of Ag & Life Science
Green County UW-Extension
2841 6th Street
Monroe, WI 53566-9397
Phone: 608-328-9440


Latest News and Information

2017 Crop Budget Analyzer     Crop Budget Cost Calculator for Wisconsin can help farmers in making their cropping decisions in the upcoming year.  It allows producers to construct enterprise budgets for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat

Ag Plastic Video by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board  Click to see how recycling Ag plastic is helping Wisconsin farmers and the environment. 

Ag Plastic Recycling Revolution Plastics Flyer Click for information of receiving a dumpster and free on-farm pick up of Ag Plastics

UW-Extension Podcasts on Heat Stress & Summer Management of a Milking Herd  June 2016

 Economic Impacts of Agriculture in Green County 2014   pdf iconAgriculture works hard for Green County every day.  Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenue.

Farm Custom Rates and Land Value Information

Ag Land Purchase and Cash Rental Prices 2013 to 2017   pdf icon

WI Custom Rates 2013 pdf icon


Implement Husbandry Information

2015 IoH Permit Process for State, County and Town Roads in Green County

Instructions & Examples for Filling our IoH Permits        Spreadsheet Calculator for Axle & GVW Weight 

Video on How to Fill Out IoH Permits          IoH Weight and Measurement Chart

Changes of Implement of Husbandry Laws  Learn the definition of Implement of Husbandry based on Wisconsin Act 377.

Lighting and Marking Requirements for Implements of Husbandry   Review the new lighting and marking requirements of implements of husbandry on public roads that went into effect November 2015   

UW-Extension Ag Newsletters:  

Green County DHI Newsletters

 The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a bimonthly newsletter geared towards dairy farm employees. The newsletter is written by UW-Extension agriculture agents and specialists and is available in both English and Spanish to provide information directly to farm employees to help them improve their dairy cattle knowledge, maintain farm safety and improve their way of life.


Green County Hay Auction Summaries and Pricing Standing Forage

Hay auctions will be held every Tuesday at   Equity Livestock in Monroe, every Friday at the Citco Station in Monticello and the first and third Saturdays of each month in the Carter and Gruenewald lot in Juda. All sales start at noon.                                                     

B & M Auction- Monticello – Nov 10, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –  Nov 3, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –  Oct 27, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –   May 26, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –   May 19, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –   May 12, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –   May 5, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –   Apr 28, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –  Apr 21, 2017
B & M Auction- Monticello –   Apr 14, 2017
    Midwest Hay Price Report
Establishing a Value for 2017 Standing Haypdf icon

Starling Control on Farms:  Note: Starlicide Not Available for Winter 2017
For many years farmers have had problems with birds consuming livestock feed and defecating in feed/water and onto equipment and building components. These problems raise concerns about economic efficiency, animal health and equipment and building maintenance. There are a number of management strategies to remedy/reduce some of these problems. This article provides information on starling damage management


Calculate Your Crop Residue Value 
Placing a Value on Corn Stover 2017   pdf icon
Utilizing Corn Stalk Residues for Dairy Cows and Heifers v3.0  pdf icon 

UW Performance Trial Results  

Corn Grain and Silage 2016 ~ Available in PDF Format
UW 2017 Soybean Trials  
Alfalfa, Grass, Clovers ~ Also download/view UWEX Bulletin
2017 UW Winter Wheat Trials   PDF


Management Tools: Feed Inventory, Determining Feed Values

Bunker Sizing Feed Inventory Needs 
Tower Silo Capacity w/Refills 
Silo Bag Capacity 
Grain Bin Capacity 
Feed Storage Costs 
Making A Feed Inventory 2012  pdf icon
FeedVal 2012 On-line tool to determine best purchased feed values. Can be used for free by entering your email address.
Corn Silage Pricing Tool
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Farmer to Farmer Hay and Forage Exchange: Find Sellers of Hay in the State  Web Link
Fall Cutting Management of Alfalfa  pdf icon

Agronomy Advice – How to Check Corn Yields pdf icon
Pricing Drought Stressed Corn Silagepdf icon

Nitrate Toxicity Issues in Barren Corn pdf icon

Agriculture Lease Publications & Forms

Farm Land Cash Rental Contract Example Form (Short Form in Word)

Land Lease Contract Fact-Sheet pdf icon

Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (NCFMEC-01) (pdf)

Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (NCFMEC-01A) (pdf fillable form)

Crop Share Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (NCFMEC-02) (pdf)

Crop Share Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (NCFMEC-02A) (pdf fillable form)

Pasture Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (NCFMEC-03) (pdf)

Pasture Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (NCFMEC-03A) (pdf fillable form)

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