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Quality Meats Wrap-Up Meeting – WEDNESDAY 8/20 @7:30pm

The committee realized that the Quality Meats Wrap-Up meeting was only advertised at the Carcass Show, so we wanted to make sure everyone knew the date and time. The Wrap-Up Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20th at 7:30pm at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake.  It will be held in the West […]

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Small Town Downtown Forums

Attention all individuals and organizations interested in small town issues.  There will be four opportunites for you to attend a workshop close to you to learn how to deal with the unique issues and needs that accompany small town communities. The workshops will be held:  8/14/14 in Potosi; 8/26/14 in Coloma; 9/10/14 in Grantsburg; and 9/12/14 in […]

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Get Your Veggie Bites!

Get Your Veggie Bites!

Veggie Bites Brochures are Available! You may have seen them around the farmers’ markets in Polk County and beyond last year.  Maybe this is the first time you’ve seen them but thought the title was catchy.  Either way, whether you are a food eater or a food producer, these brochures are for you! For information […]

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Food preservation learning opportunities

The UW-Extension is once again offering an opportunity for those that preserve foods at home a way of learning basics or for those that already know a few simple tricks to make it go a little smoother.  These sessions are being offered throughout the summer and can be looked at any time after the date […]

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Master Gardener Program

     We have had some people express an interest in participating in a Master Gardeners program this spring, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough for us to be able to hold a class, so we are hoping to have more calls or emails showing interest so that we are able to hold a fall Master Gardeners class.  The […]

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2014 Polk County Visitor Guide

2014 Polk County Visitor Guide

The tourism center has released the new and improved visitor guide free for all people who visit the area and the UW-Extension has an add on page 28. The new Polk County Visitor Guide.

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2013 Ag Custom Rate Guide Out!

After a long long wait, the 2013 Custom Rate Guide for Wisconsin is finally available! Download the Custom Rate Guide 2013 (PDF, 8pages, 253KB)

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Like Local Foods? Get Yourself on the Local Foods Map!

Like Local Foods? Get Yourself on the Local Foods Map!

Are you an eater of local foods?  Are you a producer or seller of local foods? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the you need to get yourself on the Polk County Local Foods Map! UW-Extension is helping to promote local foods in Polk County through the free website FarmMatch.com.  This website […]

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Polk County Land Rent Survey

The 2014 Polk County land rent survey is available! Download a copy of the results here:  2014 Polk County Farmland Cash Rent Study (PDF, 3 pages, 181KB) The results of the newest study also include soil types and slopes of land so as to give everyone a more accurate rent.   Any questions feel free […]

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Local Government Essentials Wisline Series

     There is a new brochure out from the UW-Extension Local Government Center announcing some new wislines that are now available for our local government leaders to attend.  Starting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 10:30am – 12:00pm on How to Run the Annual Town Meeting. The next one is on Thursday, May 1, 2014 […]

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