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Saratoga Well Water Testing

The Wood County Health Department and UW-Extension are offering well water testing to homeowners in the Town of Saratoga in sections 20, 21, 28 and 29 at the request of Town Officials.   The County is partnering with the UW-Stevens Point Water and Environmental Analysis Lab to analyze well water samples.  The laboratory is state-certified for the particular […]

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March Lunch & Learn

Each month, Wood County UW-Extension, in conjunction with the Wood County Health Department, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn for employees and community members.

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5 Ways To Prune Trees And Promote Growth

When temperatures warm in late winter and early spring, it’s a good time to take advantage of these conditions to plan tree pruning. This practice helps maintain the size of trees, allows better light penetration into their crowns, minimizes disease, promotes better bloom, increases safety by removing dead and broken branches and enhances their overall […]

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Heart of the Farm- Women in Agriculture Conference

Join us for the 2017 Heart of the Farm- Women in Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, March 21st at the Mead Wildlife Education and Visitor Center. Program 9:30 am: Introductions 10:00 am: Communication is Key!  Lyssa Seefeldt, Agriculture Agent, Marquette  County. Communication on a farm is critical to the success of the farm.  Understanding what motivates […]

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Financial Lunch and Learn

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The UW-Extension office is hosting a series of free Financial Capability classes, designed to teach basic financial principles to attendees, and provide them with information and resources to make better decisions regarding their money.

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January-March Food News Flash

In 2017, we are changing the frequency of the Food News Flash. It will now be published quarterly, but is still full of great information, tips, recipes and educational opportunities.

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop

Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30-3:00pm Marshfield Agricultural Research Station 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield, WI At the Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop, farmers and others in the Wisconsin River Basin will hear firsthand from individuals involved in locally-led efforts to build soil health, conserve nutrients, reduce erosion, and improve water quality. Keynote speakers Shane Wucherpfennig and Rick […]

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Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Look To Future Markets

Wisconsin growers produced between 5.85 and 5.9 million barrels of cranberries in 2016, according the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. That harvest would come close to a record they set in 2013 with a crop of more than 6 million barrels — about 6 million pounds, as a barrel equals about 100 pounds of fruit. A […]

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