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Now Accepting Applications for 4-H Summer Intern

Polk County UW-Extension is now accepting applications/resumes for the 2017 4-H Summer Intern position.  This positions starts at the beginning of June and runs through mid-August (dates negotiable).  This position is designed to provide assistance to the 4-H Youth Development Educator and other Extension staff during the busy summer months.  Summer Interns gain experience for […]

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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. […]

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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 February 6, 2017 and March 6, 2017 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 […]

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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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Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions

Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions Private Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled for 2017 Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 – UWRF Dairy Learning Center UWRF Mann Valley Farm, 129 South Glover Road, River Falls, WI Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Polk County Government Center 100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake, WI Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Pierce County […]

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2017 Cattle Feeders Clinic

                  2017 Cattle Feeders Clinic Monday, February 20th, 2017 ~ 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Cost ~ $5.00 per person Ag Service Station & Education Center, 1960 8th Ave., Baldwin, WI Pre-registration requested by February 15th, 2017 ~ Call the St. Croix County UW-Extension (715)531-1930 For more information about this workshop and for the form that […]

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Grain Management Workshop

                          Grain Management in Low-Margin Years Friday, February 17th, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ag Service & Education Center, 1960 8th Ave., Baldwin, WI Please pre-register with the St. Croix County Extension Office at (715)531-1930, by February 14th, 2017 For more information please see the Grain Management Flyer

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2017 New Feed Directives – Bernie O’Rourke

Veterinary Feed Directive – VFD Bernie O’Rourke – Extension Youth Livestock Specialist has provided the new guidelines in regards to the Veterinarian Feed Directive Regulation.  The new guidelines are effective January 1, 2017. For more information go to VFD page there is a video and a printable PDF of all the new guidelines.

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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 […]

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