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Farm City Day 2014 – SAVE THE DATE!

Farm City Day 2014 – SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE! Farm City Day 2014 will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at GJ Jerseys in Strum, WI.  Mark your calendars!                              

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Token Program at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Token Program at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Use your QUEST (EBT) or Debit/Credit Card at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market.  Bring your QUEST, Debit or Credit Card to the Market Manager’s table on Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30. Use your card to buy dollar tokens. Use the tokens that day or any market day to buy healthy, local food. Tokens do […]

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4 Mile for 4-H Fun Run

4 Mile for 4-H Fun Run

Help Eau Claire County 4-H celebrate the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial with the new 4 Mile for 4-H Fun Run!  Friday September 5 at Cleghorn Park 5:00 p.m. registration 6:00 p.m. start All proceeds go to the 4-H Leaders Association for the promotion and development of the Eau Claire County 4-H program. Individual and family registration available.  Sponsorships and […]

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Community Increases Hunger Awareness

Community Increases Hunger Awareness

In 2013, nearly 500 community members gained local food security awareness at five events and media outreach (For an example, View WQOW $4.50 a Day video). One third of those members requested additional information and/or offered to assist with local hunger initiatives. Eau Claire County Hidden Hunger Quarterly Newsletter was initiated in June. To read […]

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Local Farmer to Receive State Award for Conservation Efforts

Local Farmer to Receive State Award for Conservation Efforts

The Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association will recognize Augusta area farmers Dudley “Joe” and Marian Smith as the state’s Conservation Farmer of the Year at the association’s annual convention in March. The award reflects upon the Smith’s total farm conservation accomplishments, leadership, community involvement, and conservation education which has spanned the past 5 decades. […]

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2012 Census of Agriculture Results Released

2012 Census of Agriculture Results Released

The preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results have been released by the USDA today.  Go to the Census of Agriculture web site at www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php for the results.  Much of the data from the Census will be released at a later time.

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2014 Broadband Reference Guide

2014 Broadband Reference Guide

The final version of the 2014 Broadband Reference Guide  has been produced for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the LinkWISCONSIN program by the Center for Community Technology Solutions UW-Extension Madison.”  To view the guide click the link below.  2014 Broadband Reference Guide  

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2014 marks 100 years of Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development

2014 marks 100 years of Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development

2014 marks 100 years of Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development. Read more about the history and future of this program in the Wisconsin County Association magazine, including a short piece about Eau Claire County 4-H outreach written by Eau Claire County Board Member Colleen Bates. WCA Mag-4-H Article In honor and support of 100 years of […]

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Is the New Health Insurance Marketplace for you?

Is the New Health Insurance Marketplace for you?

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace? The Health Insurance Marketplace provides a new way to buy health insurance. The Marketplace lets you see available options, decide what fits your needs and budget and apply for coverage. It will also determine if you qualify for a federal tax subsidy. For moe information please click HERE to […]

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Harvest Food Safely

Harvest Food Safely

UW-Extension offers a variety of resources to help you preserve food safely.  Free pressure gauge testing at the Altoona office at 227 1st street West, access to recipes tested by reliable sources, rent a pressure canner for only $10/4 Days, and advice on how to preserve food safely. If you have questions please contact 715.839.4712. […]

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Farmer to Farmer Website Links Buyers and Seller

Farmer to Farmer Website Links Buyers and Seller

A cooler and wetter than normal 2013 spring has resulted in delayed planting for many of Wisconsin’s corn growers. Average first frost dates will leave some corn fields not physiologically mature and a crop still high in moisture. Those late planted acres may serve the dairy & livestock industry well, utilizing late planted acres as […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report

Check Your Free Credit Report

By law, you can obtain three free credit reports each year. The information in your credit report affects your life in important ways–your ability to get a loan, how much you pay for credit and insurance, obtaining a job, renting a house or apartment, and preventing identity theft. It is important to check your report […]

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Broadband in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is engaged in a project to map the availability of broadband connections throughout the State and to develop investment plans for enhanced broadband deployment and use. Please help us get the data we need to improve broadband access in our state. Two opportunities exist: a broadband demand survey for business […]

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