4-H Summer Internship Program

The Polk County 4-H Program is looking for a Summer intern for 2021. This position is designed to provide assistance to the 4-H Youth Development Educator and other Extension staff during the busy summer months. Summer Interns gain experience for future educational employment while learning more about Extension; a Division of UW-Madison. Responsibilities Include: Plan, […]

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Farm Ready Research Webinars Available

Farm Ready Research Webinars Farm Ready Research is Extension’s agriculture winter webinar meeting series for farmers and ag professionals. Join the webinars to learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to farm management resources. Sessions begin December 2020 and run through April 2021. Review the program topics and descriptions, and […]

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2020/2021 PAT Certification/Renewal

With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in our state changes have been made to this year’s private pesticide applicator training (PAT) program. Here’s how this impacts you: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is extending current pesticide applicator certifications until December 31, 2021. Private pesticide applicators with certifications that expire […]

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Protect You & Your Family Against The Flu!

If you’re considering a family visit at Thanksgiving, it’s important to add a flu vaccine to the list to protect yourself and your family, along with your masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer. Make sure you have less than 10 people at any gathering. But the safest way to protect your crew is to plan a […]

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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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