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Monroe County Fair Food Stand Sign-Up Update

2016 Monroe County Fair week has arrived! Make sure you visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a9a722aaf49-fair to sign up for the shifts that you and your family will be working in the food stand. Below is a table of the number of shifts each club has yet to fill, as of July 25th. A table of the shifts that are still […]


3rd-6th Grade Summer Programs

Great Summer Ahead Hello 3rd -6th grade 4-Hers, We have some great opportunities this summer for you. The first events are the Annual Science Camps, one for girls on Wednesday, July 6th, and one for boys on Friday, July 8th. Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 1st. Here is more on that. Girls Science […]


2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp Announced

2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp Depart Saturday, January 21st return Saturday, January 28th, 2017.  Click here for application WHAT: A fun-filled educational week at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Participants will complete an in depth science experience. They will be part of a 6 hour simulated Space Shuttle/Space Station mission, […]


Clover Camp Coming Soon!

Attention all Kindergarten, First, and Second Graders! Clover Camp 2016 is being held on Saturday, August 20th, at the Pine View Campground, Blue Pavilion, near Fort McCoy (West J St, Fort McCoy). Our activities for the day will begin at 8:00 and will end at noon. Our theme this year revolves around water. Join Brittany on […]


2016 Monroe County Summer Camp

Here are digital versions of the camp paperwork for youth participants, http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/files/2014/10/2015-all-required-forms.pdf. Please have the forms filled out and signed when you come to drop off your child(ren) in Tomah. These are adult versions of the forms needed for our adult Volunteers, we thank them very much for their time. There is only one photo release, and […]


What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]

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Second Session of StrongWomen Coming in April!

A second session of the StrongWomen program is coming in April! Classes will take place both in Sparta and Tomah. Classes are available to previous participants and new participants. The StrongWomen program is an evidence-based strength training program shown to increase strength and bone density while improving balance and ability to do activities of daily […]


Herbicide Performance Information

Looking for some unbiased herbicide performance for planning for the 2016 crop year? The University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science group has the results of their research trials at the following web site. University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science Research Reports The reports provide trial results from their work evaluating different herbicide programs and packages […]


Medicare, Medicaid mark 50th anniversary

July 30th marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance programs that provide coverage to nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites. By providing coverage options for the elderly, blind, disabled, children and low-income residents since 1965, Medicaid and Medicare programs have contributed to a decline in the uninsured rate. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care […]

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Physical Activity Benefits, Consequences, and Recommendations

Physical activity through the lifespan is critically important to your health and well-being. Physical activity can have numerous benefits including weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduced risk of certain cancers, increased strength of bones and muscles, improved mental health and mood, improved ability to perform Activities of […]