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2018 Area Animal Science Days

2018 Area Animal Science Days are coming to a place near you in June! June 14, 2018 Kewaunee County June 22, 2018 Clark County June 29,2018  Lafayette County For more information and the registration packet please go to the Area Animal Science Days page.  

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Newsletter For Dairy Farms and Their Employees

Want to know how to have productive lactation in your dairy cows or staying safe around manure handling and storage systems?  There is a newsletter now available in both English and Spanish called The Dairy Partner. Click below for the latest news on the above subjects and look for more every other month from the Agriculture […]

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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 Wednesday May 23,2018 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 for business owners who want […]

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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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ATTENTION – All Commercial & Private Pesticide Applicators

ATTENTION ALL COMMERCIAL & PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS….. If you are using the NEW Dicamba formulations – Engenia/Xtendimax/Fexapan – in the 2018 growing season you are required to take a training and certification class. The State of Wisconsin has approved a training that meets their requirements as well as the requirements by the Dicamba label formula […]

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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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