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The Faces of ACES

A Summit on the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Pierce & St. Croix Counties Families and Providers. Thursday, April 30th, 2015 8am – 3:30 pm Kilkarney Golf Clubhouse, River Falls, WI

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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. This workshop series will help dads, moms, grandparents and other caretakers: understand your child’s temperamental traits (and your […]


School Garden Safety and Success

School gardens are wonderful tools to provide students with unique and productive learning opportunities.  Gardens not only help kids learn about plants and how food is produced, but they can be used to enhance learning in many different subject areas, including math, writing, and science.  Gardens also promote healthy lifestyles because kids who learn to […]


Robotics Workshops – Spring 2015

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 is the second generation of robotics products from the LEGO group with LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotic Invention Systems. These robots will introduce entry-level robotics with state-of-the art hardware and easy-to-use programming software.   We are offering two different series, one for beginners and one for experienced LEGO NXT Participants. Introduction to LEGO NXT MINDSTORMS […]


Northwest WI 4-H Horse Educational Contest

March 7, 2015 UW-River Falls Agricultural Science Building Competitions Offered: Horse Bowl, Hippology, Posters, Drawings, Photography and Model Horse Deadline to Register is February 21, 2015! For more information: Information Flyer Registration Form: Word or PDF (fillable form)


Farm Bill Update Meeting on January 21st, 2015

Pierce County Farm Service Agency in partnership with the Pierce County UW-Extension Office will offering an additional Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) informational meeting related to the new Farm Bill on January 21st, 2015 at the Seyforth Building, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 364 North Maple St. P.O. Box 922, Ellsworth, WI 54011 from […]


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 […]


Pricing Wet (HMSC) Corn App

 Pricing Wet (HMSC) Corn is a new free app that is based off a spreadsheet developed by former UW-  Extension specialist and educators (Campbell, Key, Frank, Schneider) to help determine an equivalent value for wet shell corn when compared with a dry shell corn price (a link to current local elevator dry corn bid prices is built […]