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Lunch & Learn: Storing Fruits & Vegetables – September 8th, 2014

Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest-Lunchtime Learning Series Offered by UW-Extension, Pierce County Extension Office Presented in the Pierce County Office Building, Lower Level Meeting Room 412 West Kinne Street, Ellsworth 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Join colleagues and your friends for webinar-based sessions on food safety and preservation topics. Distance learning lectures will include the ability to […]

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Master Gardener Training Starting Sept. 11th

The Fall 2014 Master Gardener Program will be offered on 8 Thursday evenings and 2 Saturday mornings at the Seyforth Building on the Pierce County Fairgrounds, in Ellsworth, Wisconsin.  Class size is limited.  For more information contact Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Educator at the Pierce County UW Extension Office, 715-273-6781 or click here:  Western Wisconsin Horticulture […]

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4-H Barn Quilts

4-H Barn Quilts

Thank you to all our 4-H Clubs that participated in making barn quilts for the silent auction during the Pierce County Fair. Each quilt is 4′x4′ in size, with proceeds going toward local charities. Quilt Construction Here is a tale from two 4-H Town & Country members, telling us their experience: “Playful Pinwheels”  We didn’t know […]

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2014 Pierce County Land Rent Summary

The 2014 Pierce County Farmland Cash Rent Study is ready. Click here to view the median cash rent per acre, reported for townships in Pierce County →Rent Survey Summary 2014

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Raising Your Spirited Child Workshop

Join other parents and caretakers of children in a three-week parenting workshop series entitled, “Raising Your Spirited Child”.  The classes will be held on three consecutive Thursdays  October 2, 9, and 16, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pierce County Office Building, 412 W. Kinne, Ellsworth WI. In the Lower Level Meeting Room. The key word […]

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4-H Club Charters

The next charter is due October 2014. All 4-H Clubs and Groups must be chartered. Each year existing 4-H Clubs must renew this charter. Charters are based on the completion of this “Wisconsin 4-H Annual Charter Renewal” packet. All sections in this six-page packet must be completed by the club leadership team and returned to […]

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Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts

For all the clubs that have decided to make a barn quilt, below are some construction tips, and here are some ideas for barn quilt patterns. Barn Quilt Patterns When you’ve finished the quilt, send up a picture and the recommended opening big for the silent auction at the Fair. If your club has a specific […]

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Dairy Modernization Tours July 28 & 29, 2014

On July 28th & 29th the Pierce and St. Croix County UW-Extension offices will be hosting two dairy farm modernization tours. David Kammel, UW-Extension agriculture engineer, will be in attendance at both tours to help answer questions. The first tour will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday July 28th, at Honeycrest Farms Inc. near Spring Valley, […]

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Wild Parsnip has Started to Bloom in Western Wisconsin

Wild Parsnip has Started to Bloom in Western Wisconsin

Wild parsnip has started to bloom in western Wisconsin.  This invasive biennial weed has yellow-green flat-topped “umbel” shaped flowers (that look similar to dill or Queen Anne’s Lace).  If you come in contact with the oils from the plant—either by touching the plant or even by touching something else, such as clothing, that touched the […]

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July 1st UW-Extension Beef Cow/Calf Meeting

While Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland”, interest in raising beef cattle is on the rise.  Within Wisconsin, St. Croix County ranks in the Top 10 counties for the number of beef cow/calf herds.  A recent USDA census showed that a majority of cow/calf operations have less than 50 head of cattle, but raise nearly […]

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Cloverbud and Explorer Fun Day!

Calling all Cloverbuds and Explorers!  Sign up for a day of fun in the sun learning about the mysteries “Under the Sea.”  This is a great way to make new friends from all over Pierce County and experience 4-H Camp—all in one day! Explorer/Cloverbud Fun Day 2014 will feature sessions on teamwork, ocean activities and […]

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Gateway Academy

Gateway Academy

4-H Gateway Academy  July 14-18, 2014; 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM; River Falls High School Day Campers are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis (limited to first 20) by completing the registration and sending it with a non-refundable payment of $40.00 (includes a t-shirt)

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2014 Minutes

JANUARY  TOWN & COUNTRY Place:  Moose Lodge                        DATE:   January 12th, 2014                                     TIME: 5:00 Present:  BOYS:  26           GIRLS:  31        LEADERS:  29              VISITORS:  20       TOTAL:  106 Town and Country 4-H meeting was held on January 12th at the Moose Lodge in River Falls. The January Birthdays were song to. Pledges were led by Ben […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The Private Pesticide Applicator trainings for this area have been set. The General Farming Private Pesticide Applicator trainings will be Jan. 15, 2104 at the Baldwin Ag Center. Friday Feb. 7th at the Seyforth Building in Ellsworth, and Wednesday March 5th at the Red Barn Banquet Room. All trainings will be 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 […]

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Rain Barrels For Sale!

Rain Barrels For Sale!

Support the Pierce County 4-H Older Members by purchasing a Rain Barrel that they made! Available for pickup, these barrels hold 55 gallons; call the Extension Office to arrange a time to stop by: 715-273-6781, Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The cost is $40 each and proceeds go to the 4-H Older […]

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