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20th Annual Garden Parade July 14th & 15th

Join the UW-Extension Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers for the 20th Annual Garden Parade, featuring 6 local gardens and floral art at Gallery Q. Friday, July 14th, 2 pm – 7 pm or Saturday, July 15th, 10 am – 4 pm Tickets are $10 in advance at a location below or $12 at one of the garden […]

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Emergency, loss of power

Food Safety – When the Home Freezer or Refrigerator Stops

USDA Fact Sheet:  Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency Always keep meat, poultry, fish, and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 °F and frozen food at or below 0 °F. This may be difficult when the power is out. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.  […]

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Manure Safety Warning

The weekend of October 22-23, facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin lost feeder steers in incidents related to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) during pump-out. At this time we are not able to explain why there has been an uptick in incidents.

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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!

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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.

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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 […]

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The Barn Project

How to Inventory Barns

Barns in Wisconsin are “an endangered species,” the causes readily listed; decay, abundant size, snow load, economic displacement. Yet nothing symbolizes our historic connection to the land with the same authority, bravery and family bond as a barn. The Barn Project The goal of this project is to inventory and photograph every barn in Wisconsin; every county, every barn. This project cannot save barns but […]

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