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Attention Adult 4-H’ers and Volunteers!

Robotics & LEGO Robotics Workshop now being coordinated! When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 Where: St. Croix Falls High School Time: 9:00 am – 2:00pm(?) Cost: $7.00 for lunch Northern Lights 4H Club and the Leader’s Federation are coordinating this workshop. The State 4-H STEM specialist, Joanna Skulzacek will be the instructor for the day. This workshop […]

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Small Business Consulting Sessions

UW-Extension Polk County is teaming up with the Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls to offer no-cost small business consulting on Mondays, September 18; October 16; November 13 at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake.  These confidential, 50-minute consulting sessions are for individuals who want to start a business and need guidance, or for […]


Silage season safety

Some potential hazards that you can be exposed to year round. Silage Defacer – Involved in New York Death, 2005. (Photo from NIOSH-CDC) MADISON — This post is intended to support a series of corn silage harvest-related podcasts that will be posted by colleague Liz Binversie of Brown County, UW-Extension. It’s impossible to thoroughly cover all critical safety information in […]


How Much is TOO Much Overindulging?

Black Friday shopping and Cyber Monday browsing may have many parents scrambling for Holiday gift ideas. While giving your child gifts during this time of year can be a way to connect and show you care – it is also important to ask, how much is enough? This week’s Parenthetical post discusses the effects overindulgence can […]


Free Agriculture Recycling Opportunity

Revolution Plastics, a company with Midwest operations based out of Madison, WI and facilities in Appleton and Eau Claire, is looking to expand their Ag plastics recycling business into western Wisconsin. They are planning to collect Ag plastics from farmers with on-farm recycling dumpsters. The dumpsters are free and collection is free to the farmer. […]



Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences FoodWIse is  the new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program. A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of […]