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Polk County Fair Entry Deadline Fast Approaching

If you are wanting to show any items at the Polk County Fair, ALL entries must be turned in on or before June 17, 2015.  If you are mailing in your entry it MUST be postmarked by June 17, 2015. If you are needing more information or an entry form, there are several area banks, […]

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Help for Parents of Teenagers

Are you having a hard time getting through to your teenager? Well you are not alone, with technology now a days it seems like you have to be ‘plugged’ in just to talk to ANYONE! We have something that can maybe help. It’s a series of online articles that focuses on relating and talking to […]


Avian Influenza (H5N2)

Are you raising chickens or turkeys. DATCP wants to help keep your flock safe and wants you to know the signs of the Avian Influenza (H5N2).  For the most current information as well as signs and symptoms of Avian Influenza (H5N2), please visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) website at http://datcp.wi.gov/ Officials are monitoring […]


2015 Town Officials Workshops Now Available

The UW-Extension Local Government  is offering a series of one day workshops that reviews important laws and responsibilities for new and continuing town officials. These workshops are scheduled in May and June in eleven locations around Wisconsin and there are a few that are close to Polk County.  For more information and to register for […]

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Early Childhood Resource Brochure

If you are a parent of young children and need some resources to help ‘figure’ out your kids then this brochure may be able to help you find the help that you need. The Early Childhood Resources Brochure has it all.

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Family Living Proclamation

 This year, we have the opportunity to spread the word about the work that Family Living is doing in Wisconsin through a new event–Family and Consumer Sciences Day (FCS Day) scheduled for December 3. The event will be celebrated nationally, and in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed (Official Proclamation) Dec. 3 as Family and Consumer Sciences Day […]


Fresh Produce + Small Budget = Flavorful Meals

Planning meals when you don’t have a lot of money to spend and have a bountiful of fresh produce, what can you do with it?  The following resources can help with that very question and many more. 2014 Fresh Flavors Cookbook Food for Thought Newsletter – Fall Wallet size Conversion Card This helpful card (once cut) […]