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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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Forest County Horse and Pony Project to Host Open Speed Show

The Forest County 4-H Horse and Pony Project is hosting an Open Speed Show on Saturday, September 8th at the Forest County Fairgrounds in Crandon. The gates will open at 8:30 a.m.   Reigstration begins at 12 p.m. with the show starting at 1 p.m. The show is hosted by the Forest County 4-H Project, but […]

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4-H Pet Project to offer Pets on Parade

Join the Forest County 4-H and the Crandon Public Library on Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m. for a Pet Show.  4-H Spin Club members have been working hard all summer to put together a Pet Show for youth in our community.  They hope to raise funds at the Pet Show for both the Forest […]

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Register for WW1 Citizen Archivist

There’s still spots available at our WW1 Citizen Archivist Spin Club! WHO: Youth entering 6th—12th grade WHEN:  10 am – Noon July 13th, July 20th and August 3rd WHERE:  Crandon Public Library.  (Please bring a healthy lunch and we’ll take a short break at noon) COST:  $5.00 per youth (payable at the 1st meeting) Space […]

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Register for All About Pets SPIN Club

There’s still room available for our July SPIN club “All About Pets”. WHO:  Youth entering grades 1st—5th grade WHEN:  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th & August 6th WHERE:  Crandon Public Library COST:  $5.00 per youth (payable at the 1st meeting) Space is limited and registration is required. Register THREE ways: Phone: […]

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RSVP to Community Gardening Get-together

Join Forest County 4-H for a Community Garden Get-Together on Tuesday, June 19th from 10 – 11 a.m. at Crandon’s Community Garden. We’ll be talking about compost and how we can use worms to do our composting for us!  Please bring a large, clear plastic juice or water bottle to build your own worm castle. All area […]

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Preparing Child for Self Care with Home Alone

Did you know that UW-Extension offers a free, online self-paced program for children and their caregivers are they prepare to stay home alone? Twelve short videos are available for  both parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone.  Parents and children should watch the videos together and use the short activities after each video to […]

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Wisconsin’s School Forests Celebrate 90 Years

On a bright, spring day 90 years ago – a small group of students in Laona, Wisconsin planted a tree in a forsaken area outside of town. In 1928, the land around the logging town had been subjected to great deforestation. The townspeople thought the land was useless, but the students of Laona seized an […]

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Midwest Horse Fair

This past month the 4-H club, Klippity Klop, visited Madison Wisconsin for the annual Midwest Horse Fair. There, the club members learned everything about horses. This intriguing weekend was spent watching lessons, doing lively activities, and spending time with horses in general. Most of the club’s time at Midwest Horse Fair was spent watching clinics. […]

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