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Workshop for Town and Village Leaders!

The 2015 Fall Town & Village Workshop is an outstanding opportunity for town and village board members, clerks, and treasurers to learn about the latest rules and responsibilities for their offices!

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Tis the season for canning, freezing and dehydrating.

Tis the season for canning, freezing and dehydrating. If you are interested in any of the above you may want to know our office has updated and upgraded to digital all our Food Preservation Guides and Fact Sheets. Here is our most current list: USDA Principals of Home Canning Pressure Canner Use & Care Using Boiling Water […]


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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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 […]