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2022 Barron/Polk County Tractor Safety Certification Program

The Barron-Polk County Tractor Safety Certification Program will be held June 6, 7, 8 and 9th, 2022 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 […]

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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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WeCOPE: FREE Series to Help Cope with Stress

WeCOPE is an interactive program that helps adults cope with life stress. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive emotions, and improve health. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others. This FREE 6-week program meets via Zoom once a week for 55 minutes. […]

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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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