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Living Wage Discussion Group

Portage County UW-Extension is seeking members of the community to participate in a discussion group on living wage issues in Portage County. Participants who meet certain eligibility requirements can earn up to $150 for their participation. A meeting in Stevens Point and a meeting in south Plover are available. Click here to learn more!


4-H: 2017 Teen Trips and Awards

Calling all 4-H Teens! You may be eligible to apply for one of these exciting trips or special awards for 2017! Learn more about each opportunity and how to apply today!


County Conducts High-Speed Internet Survey!

Portage County residents who receive a survey in the mail are strongly encouraged to fill it out! Residents are asked about high-speed internet service where they live and how that may be important to them. Click to learn more about the survey and high-speed internet service in Portage County!


Safety, Learning, Love And ‘Pokémon Go’

You may have recently noticed groups of young and not-so-young people walking around your city glued to their phones.  What has suddenly captured the attention of millions? It is all about a new interactive phone app called Pokémon Go.


Register Now for PACE!

Learn more about how Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) can help finance energy efficiency, clean energy, and water conservation improvements for Portage County homes and businesses! Click the link to learn more and stay in the loop about a future PACE Leaders Workshop!

Plat Book

Portage County Plat Books Available at UWEX

The 2014 Portage County Plat Book is the most current edition available.  Plat books are a convenient reference for local governments, private realty, surveying companies, and the general public.  They also help support our Portage County 4-H programs.

Farmer to Farmer

Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage and Corn List

The Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage and Corn List puts Wisconsin farmers in touch with one another for the purpose of buying and/or selling corn silage, high moisture corn, haylage, hay, and straw. The farmer to farmer list is free of charge to both buyers and sellers. Users can list or search for hay, alfalfa […]

Heating your home with firewood

Heating Your Home with Wood

During the chill of a Wisconsin winter, there are few things more satisfying than a warm fire. Heating your home with wood can be less expensive than other sources of home heating energy, and firewood is a renewable resource. Prices of heating fuels vary considerably, but non-renewable fossil fuels and electricity are commonly 2 to […]