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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 […]

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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 […]


Gateway Academy

July 14-18, 2014: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM; River Falls High School A Science, Engineering, Technology & Math Experience for Youth 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). Download the registration form (Forms […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]