2020 Polk County Fair Press Release

Each year the Polk County Fair has come together with the greater community to provide educational displays, showcase exhibitors, and provide vendors and sponsors an outlet for their businesses. More importantly, it has given our community a place to gather, greet friends, spend time with family, and get caught up on each other’s lives. It […]

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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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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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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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4-H Golf Classic

Monday, June 8 at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club in River Falls starting at 10:30! Registration in $85 as an individual, or $340 for a team of four. Golf Registratrion Includes 18-Hole Greens Fee Golf Cart Lunch & Dinner Prizes Contests To learn more about this fun event click HERE

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