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FSA Temporary Job Opening

The Polk County FSA office is looking for a temporary, intermittent Program Technician at their service center in Balsam Lake, WI.  The candidate must be knowledgeable in agriculture as well as office functions and the ability to use computers.  The pay will depend on qualifications but will start at $13.55 – $15.15 per hour.  This […]

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Planning for a Successful Gardening Year

On April 8, 2014 come to the Polk County Government Center for a workshop that will figure out the right crops for you to plant so that you have a successful gardening year.  This workshop is FREE! Yes that’s right FREE! It is hosted by the UW-Extension office and will be held in Conference Room A […]

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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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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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Creative Economy Workshops Open to Area Businesses

St. Croix River Valley – A two-part business planning workshop has been designed specifically for small businesses in the creative sector and will be held on the first two Thursdays in April.  Sponsored by the Polk County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC), this professional development experience will provide participants the tools to start and/or grow a […]

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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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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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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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Farm Bill Webinar

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00am.  Paul Mitchell, UW-Extension/Madison specialist will provide an update about changes in commodity support and crop insurance changes in the farm bill.  The webinar with sound can be found at the following web address: http://wisc.adobeconnect.com/farmbill2014 .  Make sure when you sign in use your full name and the session […]

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Attention All Swine producers

  SWINE EXHIBITORS: Important Changes for 2014 Fair As of 4/01/2014 – The 2014 Swine Show at the Polk County Fair will be a Terminal Show.   Due to the highly communicable virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv), the state veterinarian at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture has BANNED all spring weigh-ins for hogs.  PEDv is a deadly […]

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