Photo of Lyssa Seefeldt.  Lyssa is wearing a red collared shirt and a gray blazer with a UW-Madison crest pin in the lapel.  She is wearing her long brown hair down and is standing in front of a sky blue background.

Lyssa Seefeldt is the Extension Regional Dairy Educator for Eau Claire, Chippewa, & Dunn Counties.  Lyssa grew up in Marathon County on a diversified dairy and livestock farm. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and South Dakota State University, respectively. Prior to joining Eau Claire County, she spent six and a half years as the Agriculture Educator for Marquette County.

To contact Lyssa, or for more information about agriculture education and research opportunities in Eau Claire County, contact the Eau Claire County Extension office at 715-839-4712 or e-mail Lyssa at    

Lyssa Seefeldt
Agriculture Agent
University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, Eau Claire County
227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI 54720-1601
Phone: 715-839-4712

University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability

The University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability develops and delivers effective interdisciplinary education and applied research to dairy farms and dairy industry service providers resulting in sustainable profitable decisions, and a healthy and progressive dairy industry. They have many helpful conversion charts available.

Soil Sampling
Fall is the best time sample soils for fertility needs and plan for the next crop season.  Soil testing is a basic management tool which can provide critical information for crop performance and profitability.  Knowing what nutrients your crop needs and doesn’t need will help you manage your fertilizer dollar.  For information on proper soil testing techniques go to Sampling Soils for Testing (A2100) ( Since soil tests are good for four years and based on five acre sample size costing $8.00 per sample, the cost for soil sampling is about $1.60/acre.

Nutrient Management Fast Facts Available
Looking for a good crop publication that has a lot of nutrient related information right at your finger tips?  Then check out Nutrient Management Fast Facts.  This publication has fertility, nutrient and manure credit information as well as crop nutrient removal estimates.

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