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Health Hazard: Smoke from Wood Heating

Health Hazard: Smoke from Wood Heating

Smoke from wood heating can be health hazard Contact: David S. Liebl, 608-265-2360, liebl@epd.engr.wisc.edu As the heating season approaches, smoke from wood stoves, fireplaces, outdoor wood-fired boilers (OWBs) and burn barrels will lead to health and nuisance complaints across the state. While wood is a renewable fuel source, it is often more expensive than natural […]

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Christmas Gift idea for the Outdoor Lover

2015 State Trail Passes Available For Holiday Gifts POLK COUNTY—Looking for that last-minute gift for the bicycle riders, skiers, or equestrian enthusiasts on your list? 2015 State Annual Passes are available for holiday shopping at the Polk County Information Center in St. Croix Falls, and in Amery, at the Countyside Convenience Store (Cenex), Ellie’s Ice […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator License

Is your pesticide license about to expire? Did you receive a letter that the next training in Polk County will be held on January 27, 2015? Well this date Has Been Changed the new date is now: JANUARY 15, 2015!!! Please make sure you change this on your calendars. The time is still from 10:00am […]

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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) […]

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Get Your Veggie Bites!

Get Your Veggie Bites!

Veggie Bites Brochures are Available! You may have seen them around the farmers’ markets in Polk County and beyond last year.  Maybe this is the first time you’ve seen them but thought the title was catchy.  Either way, whether you are a food eater or a food producer, these brochures are for you! For information […]

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2014 Polk County Visitor Guide

2014 Polk County Visitor Guide

The tourism center has released the new and improved visitor guide free for all people who visit the area and the UW-Extension has an ad on page 28. The new Polk County Visitor Guide.

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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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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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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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4-H Enrollment now open online

4-H Enrollment now open online

4-H enrollment and re-enrollment is once again available online and open.  Leaders or co-leaders need to come into the Extension office and pick up their packet of information. Online enrollment may be scary for those that had problems last year or for new families, but rest asured it is not all that bad and they have been […]

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