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Now looking for a Summer 4-H Intern

Summer Intern Needed! Will you have completed your Sophomore year of college in May 2016? Are you or will you be 21 by June 2016? Do you have experience working with youth? and are you interested in working with youth of all ages for the summer? This paid summer intern may be the position for […]


eParenting® High-Tech Kids?

For Parents of 9-14 Year Old Kids You know the appeal that technology holds for kids – cell phones, tablets, gaming, social media, and on and on! And no doubt, you’re aware of the negative impacts that technology can have on youth.  But what about the positive ways it can be used to support your […]

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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 […]


Cover Crop Workshop

UW-Extension along with NRCS(Natural Resources Conservation Service) are holding 4 workshops in four locations across northwest Wisconsin. Brian Briski of the USDA-NRCS will share farmer experiences using rye, clovers, radishes, turnips and other crops in various cropping systems across Wisconsin. The dates and locations he will be in this area are: Thursday, February 18 – […]


eParenting – Valentine’s day and your Tween!

She/He loves me? She/He loves me NOT? Valentine’s day, the day of romance can serve as a reminder for parents of tweens that romantic relationships are central in adolescents’ lives and that the formation of romantic relationships is an important developmental task of adolescence. Follow She/He loves me? She/He loves me NOT? for more help […]


Life Skills for Everyone

“Life Skills” Need help in just about all areas of your life and don’t know where to start?  The Polk County UW-Extension has a class to help you learn many life skills so that you can succeed as an adult. there is a different class each month held on Thursdays from 10am-Noon or from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Pre-Registration […]

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Growing Microgreens – Now!

Grow fresh Microgreens all year long.  this doesn’t seem possible but it is all you need is a sunny window or a grow light and you can grow these in your home fresh for you and your family. To learn how just follow, Grow Microgreens Indoors


DHIA Scholarship

Scholarship Applications now being accepted! This scholarship is for students whose families reside in Polk County or Burnett County and are pursuing a post high school education or are planning to.  Scholarships are not awarded until the student successfully completes one semester of post high school classes and mails in a transcript of grades. For […]

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Adolescent Parenting Tool

HELLO PARENTS!!!!! Polk County UW Extension Family Living invites you to learn about Parenthetical, a blog, website and social network for parents of tweens and teens.  Contributors to Parenthetical are guest experts that are area educators, practitioners, authors, researchers and parents that offer a fresh voice for parents of teens and tweens. Parenthetical is a […]