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Annie’s Project: Farm Financial Management Workshop

UW-Extension Rusk and Taylor Counties are hosting a two day Annie’s Project on Farm Financial Management.  The workshop will be held on Wednesdays February 25 and March 4 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Jump River Community Center in downtown Jump River.  This program is an opportunity for farm women to learn about […]

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New 4-H Record Book Materials are Ready!!

All new 4-H Record Book materials are posted under 4-H Youth Development “Leader Resources”.  You can also obtain copies of these materials from the UW-Extension Office.  All Cloverbud record books can only be obtained from the UW-Extension Office.  Remember to throw away your old forms.  If your club is seeking training on these new materials please […]

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We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets?  Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, Nutrition Education Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health–and wealth–in 2015. Stop (or don’t start) smoking. […]


Time to check your free credit report!

The information in your credit report can affect your life in important ways. It can influence your interest rate for credit cards and loans; affect your monthly insurance payments; your ability to get a mortgage or rent an apartment; and maybe even apply for a job. What’s in your credit report? It is a detailed […]

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Rusk County ARC/PLC Farm Bill Meeting January 14

The Rusk County Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) Farm Bill Informational Meeting will be held January 14, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30 pm in the Lower Level of the Rusk County Community Library in Ladysmith, WI. This meeting is a cooperative effort of the USDA Farm Service Agency and UW-Extension to help inform […]

2014 Rusk County Ag Impact

2014 Rusk County Agriculture Impact

The 2014 Rusk County Agriculture:  Value and Economic Impact Report has been published.  Agriculture in Rusk County provides over 1000 jobs and contributes $53 Million to county income from wages, salaries, benefits, and farm profits.  In total, the impact of agriculture in Rusk County is $134 Million! Top commodites are milk at $34.4 Million, Grain […]


2015 Farming for Profit Series features Dairy

The 2015 Farming for Profit Series feature Dairy.  Each week will focus on a different topic.  These workshops will runfrom 1:00 to 3:30 Monday afternoons at the Law Enforcement Center in Ladysmith.  Cost will be $10/session or $40 to attend all five sessions.  The dates and topics are: Feb 2 – Calf Management:  Calf care, […]

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Parenting the Preschooler!

Parenting the Preschooler was designed to support parents and caregivers of preschool age children.  On this site you’ll find downloadable two-page fact sheets on a wide variety of topics related to caring for preschool-aged children.  You can find these fact sheets under the “Fact Sheet” tab at the top of this page.  Learn practical tips […]

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THEY HAVE ARRIVED!!! Rusk County Centennial Cookbooks

Hot off the presses…pick up your new Rusk County 4-H Centennial Cookbook at the UW-Extension Office.  A number of great recipes from current 4-H members and leaders and alumni have been included in the book.  The Rusk County 4-H Leaders Council is selling the books for $10.00 each.  They make great Christmas Gifts.   Get them […]