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35th Annual June Dairy Brunch & Open Farm

The 2014 Portage County June Dairy Brunch and Open Farm is being hosted by Feltz Family Farms at 5796 Porter Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482 on Saturday, June 21st from 8am to Noon.  Brochure   Coloring Contest Feltz Family Farms is also one of the host farms for the 2014 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days which is being held […]

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Swine Squeaky Clean Biosecurity Plan

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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2011 Portage County Plat Books Available!

2011 Portage County Plat Books Available!

The NEW 2011 Portage County Plat Books will be available beginning October 24, 2011 - 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 […]

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Portage County UW-Extension Has Moved

As of April 26, 2013, the Portage County UW-Extension Office has moved from the Ruth Gilfry Center to the 2nd floor of the Courthouse Annex Building, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

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Portage County Farm Technology Days, August 12-14, 2014

Portage County Farm Technology Days, August 12-14, 2014

Hosts for the Portage County Farm Technology Days event are Blue Top Farms and Feltz Family Farms located east of Plover, south of Highway HH.  Additional land, being used for field demonstrations, is being made possible through neighboring growers; Myron Soik and Sons, Inc. and Greg Kizewski and Sons, Inc.  Our 2014 hosts are excited […]

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Agriculture Newsletter January 2014

Agriculture Newsletter January 2014 (PDF, 16 Pages, 2,436 KB)

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cooperative Extension Experts Provide Online Resources and Information About Drought

Cooperative Extension Experts Provide Online Resources and Information About Drought

Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in 42 Wisconsin counties due to the drought. These dry conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural. Cooperative Extension has put together a home for drought-related resources from all program areas.  Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as […]

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Cooperative Extension Marks 100 Years of Working for Wisconsin

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 […]

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Heating Your Home with Wood

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 […]

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Garden Line

Garden Line

Looking for help with a lawn or garden question? Need help identifying an insect or plant disease? The Garden Line provides horticulture-related advice for Portage County residents. The Garden Line can answer questions related to: Trees & Shrubs, Vegetables, Flowers, Houseplants, Insect Pests, and Fertilizers. Available by Phone — 715-346-1589 from mid-May to mid-September. Please leave message with support […]

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Soil Testing

Soil Testing

Portage County UW-Extension is offering soil testing for lawns and gardens. What you get: Analysis of current nutrient content of your soil (P,K). Current soil pH. Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for return of results. What we need: A total of 2 cups of air dry […]

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