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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 […]

Cooperative Extension 100 Years, 1912-2012

Cooperative Extension Marks 100 Years of Working for Wisconsin

Cooperative Extension’s first agent, E.L. Luther, hired in 1912 in Oneida County, made farm visits using a two-cylinder motorbike. One hundred years later, both modes of transportation and Cooperative Extension programming have changed, but one important point remains the same. Cooperative Extension educators continue to serve as a portal to educational resources from the University […]

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 […]