Join the Learn & Earn Program!

If you needed $50 for an emergency, what would you do?  Would $50 help?   Complete the Learn & Earn Program and earn a $50 savings account voucher from Royal Credit Union.  The three parts to this program are:  Start NOW Click below to register!  *This program is a partnership between Workforce Resources INC, Royal […]

Pressure Canner Testing

Need your pressure canner tested for the upcoming food preservation season? Pressure Canner testing is available Monday through Thursday during office hours. Please call ahead to schedule a time. There is no charge to have your canner tested. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 715-726-7950.

Pollinator Garden Tour!

Tour an established Pollinator Garden and a young Native Plant Rain Garden with Master Gardener, Sue Crisp and UW Madison Extension Horticulture Educator, Margaret Murphy! . . . Lake Wissota State Park 18127 Co Hwy O, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Meet in parking lot next to Visitor Center Saturday, June 15th starting at 10:00 a.m.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The small jewels of the sky and the garden! The other day I watched a hummingbird hover outside the living room window. He flew up and down, backwards and then off like a shot out of view. I’m not sure what held his interest for that brief moment, but his presence made me feel slightly […]

Winter Barley and Rye Cover Crop Field Day

Join Regional Educators Becky Brathal (Pierce, St. Croix, Barron) and Jerry Clark (Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire) for a casual field day to view winter barley variety trials. Winter barley can serve as potential addition to a cropping system for the brewing industry as well as a cover crop. Winter rye management will also be discussed…. […]

Raising Wisconsin’s Children

Join free online parenting classes the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM. Connect with other parents and caregivers. Get practical, positive, research-based parenting information. Register here:

Meet our new regional Community Development Educator!

Garret Zastoupil Our new Community Development Educator, Garret Zastoupil, started his position mid-May. “I am coming from Northland College, where I served as an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Rural Economic Development. I completed my PhD at UW-Madison in Human Ecology and am excited to serve the communities of Chippewa County.” Please give Garret a warm […]

Alfalfa Quality and Inter-Seeding with Corn Silage Field Day

Join Jerry Clark, Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire Crops and Soils Educator and Michael Geissinger, Nutrient Pest Management Specialist out in the field this week Thursday to learn about Alfalfa Quality and Inter-Seeding with Corn Silage. . . . 10:30 am – Noon Chippewa County Research Plots 15985 75th Ave Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Now is a great time to fixing dead spots in lawns

As lawns wake up from winter and start greening up, many of us are seeing spots where the grass has died over the winter. While “dog spots” are common, caused by high concentrations of nitrogen where dogs have urinated over the winter, there are other things that can cause areas of dead grass as well. […]

Periodical Cicadas Webinar

Join this free Online program with PJ Liesch, Director of the UW insect diagnostic lab to learn more about the buzz about Periodical Cicadas. See below for more information.

Gardening with a Community

Every year, new community gardens are created through the efforts of churches, hospitals, and countless other organizations and individuals. There are many benefits of gardening at a community site. It provides an opportunity for those who do not have the space or the desire to garden on their own. Such gardens create access allowing more […]

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