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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 October 17 and November 14 at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake.  The confidential, 50-minute consulting sessions are for individuals who want to start a business and need guidance, or for […]

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Marketing for Artists and Craftspeople Workshop

Artpreneur 101: Get Out of the Studio and Into the Show Do you need direction with how to market and sell your pieces of work but don’t know where to start? Work with Amy Klous of The Amylia Group and Sean Kinney, local entrepreneur, to: Explore several online platforms and tools Learn about several approaches to get […]

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Final Affairs Conference

A Guide to Arranging Your Personal and Legal Affairs This free conference will help you learn what end-of-life issues you can plan for now, to make it easier for you and your loved ones later.  You will receive valuable information and practical advice from local professionals as well as connect with many community resources. WHEN: […]

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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 […]

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LLC – Is it right for your Farm?

A webinar about transitioning to a Limited Liability Company (LLC) will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1pm at various University of Wisconsin-Extension offices across Wisconsin.  For more information see the full page announcement in regards to this and many other helpful webinars coming up.  Farm Succession and LLC

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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 […]

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Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas

Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas

Support local farmers!  The Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas is your source for finding homegrown foods, including vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs and more.  Pick up your hard copy at the UW-Extension office or download online at http://www.wwffa.net/.

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Cover Crops Resource Tool

Cover Crop Resource Tool Now Available!! Go to the Midwest Cover Crops Council website for the web format at: www.mccc.msu.edu/multimedia.html or there is a searchable Excel spreadsheet format at the Purdue Extension-Dubois County website at:  https://extension.purdue.edu/Dubois/Pages/article.aspx?intItemID=14431

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