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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.

Roses

Margaret MurphyHorticulture Educator for Chippewa, Dunn, & Eau Claire CountiesUW-Madison Extension It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Florists across the country are preparing for one of the busiest times of the year. According to the Society of American Florists, in 2022, 22% of Americans bought fresh flowers or plants […]

Garden for the Wildlife

Margaret MurphyHorticulture Educator for Chippewa, Dunn, & Eau Claire CountiesUW-Madison Extension Why garden for wildlife? The basics for a wildlife friendly yard: So, if you are considering adding some plants to your landscape this spring, think about selecting plants to benefit wildlife. Make sure to plant a diverse mixture of vegetation so wildlife will have […]

The Black-Capped Chickadee

Margaret MurphyHorticulture Educator for Chippewa, Dunn, & Eau Claire CountiesUW-Madison Extension With winter landscapes often taking a turn toward the bleak, I am grateful to the little, feathered critters that remain behind to brave our cold winters. They add color, interest and animation to an otherwise static and, usually, white backdrop. I hold birds in […]

PAT Training in Chippewa County!

Do you need to update your PAT Certification? We have two training/testing sessions coming up in February and March in Chippewa County! Buy your required manual here: https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/collection/private/17 and sign up for a Training/Testing Day here: https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/collection/private/45

Food Safety During Power Outages

It’s winter storm season! A storm can cause damage to your home, and loss of electricity, gas, and water. During a power outage, there may be a lot more on your mind than food safety, but it’s still important! Be prepared Things to remember Check out and share these food safety tips to help households stay safe during this […]

Winter Care of Houseplants

Margaret MurphyHorticulture Educator for Chippewa, Dunn, & Eau Claire CountiesUW-Madison Extension It is estimated that 66% of all households in the United States decorate their homes with at least one houseplant. This is not surprising since houseplants add beauty and interest to our indoor space as well as provide a boost of green cheer through […]

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