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Pierce County Offices remain closed to the public

The Extension Office, along with all other Pierce County Offices in the Courthouse, will be closed until further notice, however we are still working so call us at 715-273-6781. This message below is from the Pierce County Administration – Pierce County, WI – Office Buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. Despite […]

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Getting Started with Gardening –

If you’ve never really gardened before, getting started might seem overwhelming. But it’s actually quite easy to start growing some fresh, nutritious and tasty vegetables in your own yard, community garden plot, or even in containers on a deck or patio. Here are some simple steps to growing a home garden. Click here for more information […]

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Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture introduces online ‘Coffee Chat’ series

The Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture Conference series is an Extension program that addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks. Madison, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will host a […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19:

Can I get sick from eating food with coronavirus? What do we know about food safety and COVID-19?  COVID-19 is caused by one of a family of coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. The primary route of infection is through air-borne virus particles from the droplets of a sneeze or cough of an infected individual. […]

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Office will have Limited Availability and Access

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed.  For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the https://www.co.pierce.wi.us/Public%20Health/Reproductive_Health.html  

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Recognizing Learning Disabilities in Teens

Learning disabilities are a type of neurological disorder often described as a difference in the way someone’s brain is “wired.” Learning disabilities do not affect a person’s intelligence, but can make the use of traditional learning techniques for reading, writing, information recall and organization more challenging. Just as it can be difficult for your teen […]

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Clean Sweep & Prescription Take-Back

Katie Feuerhelm, UW-Extension Pierce County Most Pierce County youth have not misused prescription drugs. What can you do to help this continue? Parents and other adults should talk with children about the risks of misusing medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.  Students have reported that their parents are one of the most believable sources of information […]

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WI Bee Identification Guide

Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Leeafcutter Bees, Small Carpenter Bees, Sweat Bees and the list goes on… download this pdf to see pictures and descriptions – WI BEE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

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