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2015 Urban Forestry Workshop October 2, Stevens Point, WI

Invasive plants and earthworms are impacting WI landscapes, especially urban forests and other publicly owned lands. This one-day workshop will focus on identification, regulation and management options for common and not so common invasive plants and earthworms in Wisconsin, with an urban forest emphasis. Instruction will consist of classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations. All attendees […]


Looking to Start a Business?

Need help putting together that lender-ready business plan? Looking to see if people would be interested in buying your product? The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center is offering a nine-week course on Tuesday evenings for aspiring entrepreneurs!


2015 Vegetable Garden Walks

  Beginning Tuesday evening July 28 at 7:00 PM with 4 additional Tuesday evenings throughout the gardening season. Join us for a walk through some of Portage County’s private vegetable gardens.  This is an opportunity to learn new gardening techniques, get vegetable production tips, and stay up-to-date on the seasonal challenges.  Learn from fellow gardeners […]

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This is Late Blight Season: Know the Symptoms and Get Disease Confirmation!

As of July 24, 2015 Late Blight Has Been Reported in 7 Wisconsin Counties. Have you checked your tomatoes and potatoes lately? July 2015 News Release This is Late Blight Season… Late Blight Information and Resources. Late Blight Fact Sheet 255 KB Late Blight Fact Sheet Spanish 417 KB Photos of Late Blight on Tomatoes 1.6 MB Organic […]

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Swine Squeaky Clean Biosecurity Plan

Our world and society has become a global entity, where people and animals move about often.  With the ability to move animals the potential risk of moving animal disease increases.  Currently the United States and other countries are dealing with a rather pesky swine virus, which has caused concern of how viruses spread.  Swine Biosecurity […]

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NEW 2014 Portage County Plat Books Available!

The 2014 Portage County Plat Book is available – a convenient reference for local governments, private realty, surveying companies, and the general public. Plat Books make use of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) to represent land ownership patterns on a county-wide basis. Prepared from a variety of data sources, including U.S. Census TIGER (digital line) files, historical local government tax […]


Understanding Agricultural Enterprise Areas

Are you interested in stimulating the local farm economy and keeping land in agriculture?  An agricultural enterprise area (AEA) is a tool that can help individuals and communities meet locally identified goals for preserving agricultural land and encouraging agricultural economic development.  Farmers and local officials can now apply for 2013 AEA designation. Eligible farmers in […]


Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage & 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 […]