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2018 Agronomy Update Meeting-January 5

We will be hosting the 2018 Agronomy Update Meeting on Friday, January 5, at the Clarion Hotel Campus Area (2703 Craig Rd) in Eau Claire. It will begin with breakfast at 7:30, with the meeting starting at 8:00. Cost is $45, which includes breakfast and materials. Extra Packets are $21. Please register with the Eau […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We have scheduled two training sessions for those who wish to get their Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Certification. They will be held at the UW-Extension office in Altoona on Saturday, January 13, and Tuesday, February 27. Both classes run from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Lunch is NOT provided. The cost of the training session is $40.00, which includes […]

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Agriculture Agent, Mark Hagedorn, Co-Authors Document

Our very own Agirculture Agent, Mark Hagedorn, has co-authored a document on Skid Steer Loader Safety. Many farmers find the skid steer loader’s maneuverability unmatched by traditional tractor-loader combinations especially for handling manure. But because these vehicles differ from farm tractors in everything from steering to dismounting, they present some unique hazards. This publication highlights the […]

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Gearing up to host Farm Technology Days Eau Claire County 2020

ALTOONA, Wis. — It won’t take place until 2020, but Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, is already gearing up to host the first Wisconsin Farm Technology Days of a new decade. John Leary, an attorney specializing in agricultural law in the Ruder Ware law firm’s Eau Claire office, is chair of the executive committee for the […]

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Pressure Canner Testing & Rental

Need your pressure canner tested or need to rent a canner for the upcoming food preservation season? Pressure Canner testing and rental are available Monday through Friday during office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no charge to have your canner tested. If you would like to rent a canner the charge […]

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Eau Claire County to Host Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2020

But What Will The Show Look Like By Then Wisconsin’s largest outdoor agriculture event will be heading to northwest Wisconsin come 2020.  On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days board announced that Eau Claire County will host the event.  The next question – what will the show look like by then? One of the major […]

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Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with limited incomes. While the program remains strong, much has changed at […]

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