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Raising a Thinking Child Workshop Series

Raising a Thinking Child Workshop Series

Give your child the tools he or she needs to be a social problem solver! Words parents and caregivers use with children set the stage for a child to think and independently solve problems. Children need practice thinking of alternatives and developing their problem solving skills. Parents and other caregivers can develop and practice these […]

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Director’s Retreats Scheduled

Director’s Retreats Scheduled

A Director’s Retreat has been schedule for the following dates: Wednesday, September 17th 10:00am to Noon Northwoods Brew Pub 3560 Oakwood Mall Dr. Eau Claire, WI Thursday, September 18th 10:00am to Noon JET’s Coffee Bistro 244 S. Knowles Ave. New Richmond, WI For more information and to register please click HERE! To view all Director […]

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Farm City Day – September 20, 2014

Farm City Day – September 20, 2014

The seventh annual Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am – 2 pm at GJ Jerseys, S12055 County Road D, Strum, WI 54770. GJ Jerseys is owned by Gary and Josh Olson and both are strong advocates for promoting Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. With so many people so far […]

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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 UW-Extension office in Altoona, 227 1st street West, access to recipes tested by reliable sources, and rent a pressure canner for only $10/4 Days, and advice on how to preserve food safely. (A deposit of $10 is […]

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Eau Claire County 2015 Budget Survey

Eau Claire County 2015 Budget Survey

Eau Claire County seeks “To provide quality, innovative services that safeguard and enhance the well-being of all our residents.” Your opinion is important to us.  Once again the coming budget year will be difficult and the Eau Claire County Committee on Finance & Budget is seeking your opinion on priorities. This survey is organized by […]

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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 below). One third of those members requested additional information and/or offered to assist with local hunger initiatives. Eau Claire County Hidden Hunger  Newsletter was initiated in June. $4.50 a […]

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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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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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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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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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