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WI Child Care Business Initiative!

    Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for childcare providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative includes workshops on essential topics, individual planning with professional business consultants, and networking with presenters […]

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2021 Farm Safety & Farm Machinery Certification Course

The Barron-Polk County Tractor Safety Certification Program will be held June 14, 15, 16 and 17th, 2021 at a Barron High School. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week, and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday. The costs $20 per person. Tractor Safety Certification is […]

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New Parenting Programs!

I am excited to announce, and give you an example, of a couple new parenting programs offered through the months of May and June. Each of these parenting programs will touch on different subjects like, helping your child solve common everyday problems, how to raise confident and healthy children, how to manage misbehavior and how […]

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Moving Forward During Covid-19: Deciding Who, When, & How

“Quaranteam”? “Double bubble”? These terms are showing up more and more in the media as individuals and families make decisions about when they will start to see other people again. In other families, questions are bubbling up about when and how it will be safe to get much needed support, like childcare or respite care. […]

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Flood Damage to your Crops and Gardens?

What to do if flood waters entered your garden? For your garden, the most conservative approach is to destroy any produce that comes into direct contact with floodwater. And whether exposed directly or indirectly to floodwater, any produce that is meant to be eaten raw should not be consumed. To find more information about consuming produce from flooded areas check out […]

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