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2019 Conservation Poster Contest

The Forest County Land Conservation and UW-Extension committee announces the 2019 Wisconsin Land + Water Poster Contest.  This contest is open to youth in kindergarten through the 12th grade that attend a Forest County school or are home schooled within Forest county. This year’s theme for the poster is “Life in the Soil : Dig […]

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4-H Leadership Washington Focus

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth currently in grades 6-8 (2018-19 school year). The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, D.C. border. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in the leadership high school program, Citizenship Washington […]

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Apply to become a Forest County Youth Heath Advocate!

Are you a teen or do you know a teen who likes to… Lead games and activities with younger kids? Make and eat healthy snacks? Help others learn? Practice leadership skills? Make a difference? We have an opportunity for you! Forest County UW-Extension has received a FoodSmart Family grant and we are inviting Crandon area […]

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Upcoming Local Government Programs

The UW-Extension Local Government Center is announcing its October & November statewide programming efforts, as well as other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. The Programs can be found on here:  https://lgc.uwex.edu/files/2018/09/Upcoming-Local-Government-Programs-October-November-2018-e.pdf    

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2018-2019 Forest County 4-H Planning Meeting

Congratulations to all Forest County 4-H members on a job well done at the 2018 Forest County Fair.  The 4-H building was filled with artwork, scrapbooks, posters, and produce which highlighted youth activities over the past year.  In addition, we had 4-H youth participate in horse, beef cattle and rabbit showmanship projects this year. Now […]

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UW-Extension and UW-Madison develop new website for Forestry Professionals

A new website developed by researchers from the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and UW-Extension teaches foresters how to more effectively work with landowners making management decisions about their lands. Aimed at foresters who work with woodland owners on a daily basis, ForestryInsights.org provides a combination of blog posts, scientific studies and training materials. “The content is […]

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Wabeno to host Town and Village Workshop

The Local Government Center of the University of Wisconsin-Extension will present Fall 2018 Town and Village workshops at nine different locations across the state in September, including a presentation in Wabeno on Thursday, September 13th. The workshops are designed for town and village board chairs and presidents, members and trustees, town and village clerks and clerk-treasurers, […]

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Agriculture in the Classroom Grant opportunity

Attention Forest County K-12 grade teachers!  Want the chance to win a $500 classroom grant for agriculture-related classroom projects?  Visit the National Agriculture in the Classroom grant website!  The University of Wisconsin-Extension Forest County would love to partner with you or write a letter of support.  Contact Michelle at michelle.gobert@ces.uwex.edu for more information.  

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Forest County Poultry Testing Date set

Forest County residents interested in showing poultry at the 2018 Forest County Fair must have their animals tested by a Wisconsin Certified Pullorum Tester.  This is a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection policy designed to control avian bird flu out-breaks.  The Forest County Agricultural Society, Inc. will be offering this test on […]

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