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Pokémon Go Safely

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.

Japanese Beetles

They’re Back . . . Japanese Beetles

If you are seeing a lot of brown and green shiny insects around your yard lately you are not alone.  The Portage County UW-Extension office has seen an increase in calls regarding this voracious little critter, some callers stating there are “thousands” of them eating every plant in sight.


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!


Lunch & Learn ~ Food Preservation Series

Let the Harvest begin!  Many think only of fall as harvest time; however peas, cucumbers and even some green beans are ready to harvest now.   In recent years home-preserving of these summer favorites is making a comeback and Portage County UW-Extension wants to help. We will be hosting a series of FREE Food Preservation “Lunch […]

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 […]