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Safe Preserving: Time to Make Pickles

The garden is ready, time to make pickles! Many vegetables can be pickled, with flavorful results. And pickling low-acid vegetables like green beans and cucumbers allow these products to be canned quickly and easily in a boiling water or  steam canner. Pickling may seem to be a rather mysterious process, with complex steps and unusual […]


Oh, Deer! An Introduction to Preserving Venison

Date: October 21, 6:00pm Cost: Free To register: call Ellsworth Community Education: 715-273-3911 Have you ever wondered how to preserve venison?  This class will introduce the learner to pressure canning venison, a time-tested method of preparation and preservation. Topics covered will include basic pressure canner use, preparing the meat and filling the jars, then sealing and […]


2015 Fall Forum

Adult and Youth Leaders – Mark Your Calendars for Fall Forum and Hall of Fame Celebration Don’t miss out on a great statewide workshop for youth and adult leaders!!! What: Fall Forum and Hall of Fame Celebration When: November 6-8, 2015 (starting with registration at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 6 and ending 10:30 a.m. November […]


Bat Ecology & Damage Management

For more information on Bat Ecology & Damage Management, please see the Publication at the UWEX Learning Store. Link → http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/G3997-012.pdf For other publications, visit the UWEX Learning Store for the many available resources.


Robotics Workshops – Fall 2015

Breaking news- the UW- Extension Pierce County 4-H Youth Development Program is offering robotics classes using both the LEGO MINDSTORMS NTX 2.0 and LEGO Wedo kits.   Wedo Robotics Fun Nights On October 22nd, 29th and November 5th youth in grades 1-3 are invited to come and explore the science behind the LEGO Wedo kits. […]

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Raising Your Spirited Child

The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is “more” – more intense, more persistent, more sensitive, and more uncomfortable with change. The spirited child can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and ineffective. Sessions will take place on September 17, 24, & October 1, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm In the Pierce […]

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Master Gardener Fall 2015

The 2015 Master Gardener Class Schedule is available! Please see the Horticulture page for the brochure with more information and registration.


4-H Livestock Record App Now Available on iTunes!

Do you agonize over 4-H record keeping? Now you can organize your market livestock project information on your iPhone or iPad and send customized reports right to your email inbox. • Track your 4-H’ers and their individual livestock project animals • Track participation in events, meetings, shows, contests and more • Record animal weights, feed, […]

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Farm Bill Update Meetings Offered for Row Crop Producers

Farmers and landowners will get their questions answered about the crop provisions of the new Farm Bill at Informational Meetings on Tuesday, November 11th  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Elmwood Auditorium in Elmwood, WI.  University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Farm Service Agency offices in Pierce and St. Croix Counties are hosting this free informational […]


Determining Sale Prices for Direct Marketing of Grain Fed Beef Animals

Interested in knowing how to determine sale prices for direct marketing of grain fed beef animals? This spreadsheet tool can be utilized to calculate estimated grain/loss for beef producers direct marketing beef. It can also be used for beef producers to provide information on cost comparison, expected amount of beef, etc. It is intended to be […]