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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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Webinars for Food Entrepreneurs

Webinars for Food Entrepreneurs Will Highlight Food Safety and Licensing Requirements During COVID-19 Date: July 13 and Aug 10, 2020 Contact: Barb Ingham, Extension food safety specialist bhingham@wisc.edu    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host a two-part webinar to kick off a series on the topics of food safety during COVID19 and […]

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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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Getting Started With Gardening

Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Outreach Specialist If you’ve never really gardened before, getting started might seem overwhelming. But it’s actually quite easy to start growing some fresh, nutritious and tasty vegetables in your own yard, community garden plot, or even in containers on a deck or patio. Here are some simple steps to growing a […]

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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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