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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 Thursday, May 4, 2017, Thursday, June 1, Thursday, July 13 and Thursday, August 17 at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake.  These confidential, 50-minute consulting sessions are for individuals who want to […]

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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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Growing Microgreens – Now!

Grow fresh Microgreens all year long.  this doesn’t seem possible but it is all you need is a sunny window or a grow light and you can grow these in your home fresh for you and your family. To learn how just follow, Grow Microgreens Indoors

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Adolescent Parenting Tool

HELLO PARENTS!!!!! Polk County UW Extension Family Living invites you to learn about Parenthetical, a blog, website and social network for parents of tweens and teens.  Contributors to Parenthetical are guest experts that are area educators, practitioners, authors, researchers and parents that offer a fresh voice for parents of teens and tweens. Parenthetical is a […]

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eParenting® High-Tech Kids?

For Parents of 9-14 Year Old Kids You know the appeal that technology holds for kids – cell phones, tablets, gaming, social media, and on and on! And no doubt, you’re aware of the negative impacts that technology can have on youth.  But what about the positive ways it can be used to support your […]

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