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Pressure Canner Testing

Your Extension Wood County office offers FREE pressure canning testing for dial gauge canners. To learn more about the types of canners, click here.
Call 715-421-8437 or email familyliving@co.wood.wi.us to schedule your appointment!

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Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Extension is holding a number of FREE Mental Health First Aid Trainings in the upcoming months. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training will give you the skills you need to reach out an provide initial support to someone […]

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Wood County Rural Economic Development Plan

Over the last year and a half, Community Development Educator, Nancy Turyk, worked with Wood County staff and supervisors along with numerous county organizations and individuals to develop Wood County’s first-ever Economic Development Plan. After unanimous approval by the Wood County Board in early April, the Economic Development Plan will now act as a guiding […]

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2021 Growing Friends Community Garden Application

If you are interested in a garden plot at the Growing Friends Community Garden, please see the application linked below. 2021 Growing Friends Community Garden Application Rules and Regulations Hold Harmless Agreement Send completed application, Hold Harmless Agreement, and signed rules agreement to: Community Garden First Congregational Church 311 2nd Street South Wisconsin Rapids, WI […]

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Cranberry Harvest in a Covid Era

Cranberry crops are ready and it’s the most important time of year – harvest. 2020’s harvest raises questions about how normal habits can be adapted to bring the crop in safely, keeping worker and farmer health, food safety, and the uninterrupted harvest and transport of cranberries in mind. Click here to view simple and straightforward […]

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Virtual Cranberry Mini-Clinic Recording

Virtual Cranberry Mini-Clinic Video and Transcript Available Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association cancelled the usual spring and summer events including the Mini-Clinics, Nutrient Management Plan training session, and the Summer Meeting. WSCGA has been working with Extension and the Education Committee to develop a series of virtual […]

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