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Food Pantries Are Still Open

With businesses and organizations closing in response to COVID-19, many more people are facing hunger.  Food pantries are open to help meet these needs but may have different procedures or hours so please call ahead.  Many schools are also offering free lunch and breakfast options to families.  Make sure you and your neighbors know about […]

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Limited Office Access and Availability

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed. See our updated events calendar at https://polk.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/welcome-to-4-h/4-h-calendar/  for more. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit […]

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Performance Arts Festival Forms

Registration Forms for the Performance Arts Festival Entry Form Demonstration Entry Form Drama Entry Form Music Entry Form Group Musical Performance Entry Form Speaking and Reading

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Growing & Feeding Alternative Forages

To assist farmers, nutritionists, and agronomists in decisions regarding growing and feeding alternative forages, UW Madison Extension will be offering a Growing & Feeding Alternative Forages Webinar on April 3, 2020. Click HERE for more information

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Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing Temporarily Suspended

Release Date: March 18, 2020 MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide certification testing. Exams scheduled on and after March 18, 2020, are canceled. DATCP is extending certifications until June 30, 2020, for anyone who has a pesticide applicator certification that expires January 31–May 31, 2020. Eligible […]

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Extension Office Staffing Limited for COVID 19 Outbreak

The Polk County Extension office will have limited capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak. Educators will be working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. The latest health guidance on responding to the COVID-19 virus is “flattening the curve” or limiting the spread of the virus […]

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Canceled and Postponed Events

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, many of our larger programming events will likely be canceled or postponed. Things are changing quickly, please be sure to contact your event organizer or Extension county office before attending an event. Polk County Extension Number: 715-485-8600

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