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4-H Enrollment Information

Welcome to Polk County 4-H!  All enrollments are done through 4H Online, an easy to use online enrollment system. Follow these easy steps: Find a 4-H Community Club in Polk County!  Please contact the UW-Extension office for assistance at (715)485-8600 or email: charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu . See the following instructions to enroll your family after you have found […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training – Dates have been set

Pesticide Applicator Training dates have been set! Is you pesticide certificate expiring or has expired?  If so then set one of these dates aside to attend the training and take your test.  This class is a no cost class but you must purchase the book for $35.00 and this cost includes the certification test and […]


Lawn / Landscape Pesticide Notification

Did you know the state of Wisconsin will notify you when lawn and landscape pesticides are to be applied to properties adjacent to your home by commercial applicators? You can take advantage of this free service by going online and sign up with WI-DATCP. Follow link to register: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/landreg/ . You will need to know the […]

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ATTENTION BEEF PROJECT MEMBERS!! The first Quality Meats Weigh-In for Steer has been set.  Please follow the link below for specifics… http://polk.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/quality-meats/


Getting Rich: What Teens Get from Giving

Getting Rich: What Teens Get from Giving Earlier this year, Prof. Michael Collins wrote a post for Parenthetical on how to promote financial responsibility among teens. As Collins mentioned in the post, one aspect of learning how to manage money actually involves giving it away. Acts of charity are important for a numerous reasons, including […]


Getting Teens Ready for School

Getting off to a good start can make life less stressful for both parents and teens and can help set the stage for a more successful school year. Parenthetical discusses ways to prepare your teen for getting back into the routine of school.  Follow the Parenthetical link to learn the ways to helping your teen prepare […]

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Food Preservation Help

Are you in need of some help in canning various items or have you been canning and the recipe you are using is not quite the taste you are looking for?  We can help. The UW-Extension office has many publications that can be purchased or downloaded to your computer for easy reference.  All information for […]