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2023 4-H Summer Intern Position Available!

The Polk County 4-H program is dedicated to empower youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.  We are committed  to providing opportunities for youth to learn life skills like decision-making, problem solving, caring for others, generosity, making healthy choices, and so much more.  In all of these settings, […]

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FREE EVENT! SOIL HEALTH IN POLK COUNTY

Wednesday, February 15th from 9:30am-2:30pm Ready Randy’s in New Richmond, WI We hear about “soil health” and new practices, but now it’s time to hear about what’s working RIGHT HERE! This event will have real discussions of how to reduce costs and improve corn/soybean operations. Lunch will be provided for FREE! Please RSVP with tdaun@wisconsinfarmersunion.com

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FDA Changes to Livestock Antibiotic Regulations

There are some new changes coming in 2023 to antibiotic regulations for livestock. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) plan for supporting veterinary antimicrobial stewardship is scheduled to be fully implemented in 2023. As part of this plan, all remaining over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics used in production agriculture are scheduled to be switched to prescription-only. […]

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The New 2022 Plat Books are Here!

The new 2022 Polk County Plat Books are now available for purchase the the Polk County Extension office. We are located on the ground floor in suite G600. All plat books are $40.00, we do not accept cards, only cash or check. Please make all checks out to the Polk County 4-H Leaders Federation.

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Prioritizing Mental Health on the Farm

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and although it’s important to prioritize your well-being all year long, the busy spring season brings unique stressors for farmers and other ag professionals. Joy Kirkpatrick, a farm succession specialist with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension, offers tips for managing mental health during the busy spring season. […]

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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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