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Master Gardner Training in Spooner

MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING TO BE HELD IN SPRING 2018 Spooner, Wisconsin January 22, 2018.   Garden enthusiasts in Burnett, Sawyer, Washburn and Polk counties who are interested in learning more about horticulture and who have an interest in volunteering in their local communities can now register for the UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training program.  This program […]


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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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 February 28, 2018, March 28, 2018 April 25, 2018 & 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 […]


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 […]


2018 Youth Horse Judging Clinic

ATTENTION ALL 4-HERS, FFA YOUTH AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION COACHES….. There is a Horse Judging Clinic being offered in River Falls on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.  This clinic will help you prepare or improve your horse judging skills and to learn basic information regarding judging horse balance and conformation, with a focus on […]


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 […]