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Strengthening Families Month

Welcome to Strengthening Families Month! Click HERE to RegisterParents and Families Join us for a free family-style meal and a parenting workshop at the Florence Elementary School. Childcare will be provided for children Age 2+. The family-style meal starts at 5:00 pm and the workshops will start promptly at 5:30 – 7:00. April 5th – […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report

Check Your Free Credit Report Part of the Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign program By law, everybody can obtain three free credit reports each year. The information in your credit report affects your life in important ways—your ability to get a loan, how much you pay for credit and insurance, securing a job, renting a […]

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Welcome to Florence County Extension Maria Bournoville!

Maria Bournoville is the new positive youth development and 4-H Educator for UW-Extension Florence office. Maria has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. After college graduation, Maria entered the world with a passion for youth and connecting them to the natural world. Maria worked as a naturalist for Whitefish Dunes […]

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Strong Bodies

Strong Bodies Virtual – Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County, and Foodwise, will be offering the Strong Bodies Program in person at the Florence Natural Resource Center. Strong Bodies is an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The program is an 8-week class that meets twice a week (Tuesdays […]

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Strong Bodies is Back in Florence County!

Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County Registration open now for Fall Classes at Tipler Town Hall   The University of Wisconsin-Madison Florence County and Florence County ADRC will be offering the Strong Bodies Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The Program is an 8 week class that […]

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Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip is in bloom along roadsides and abandoned fields. It is a non-native invasive plant that produces chemicals called furanocoumarins which can make skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet light. Exposure usually occurs when folks are walking through brushy areas or mowing, as exposure to the sap is the real danger (not just brushing past […]

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The Imported Cabbageworm: Coming to a garden near you!

The Imported Cabbageworm: Coming to a garden near you! If you’re seeing white butterflies flitting around in your garden, take a closer look at your “cole crops”. This is a large family of plants and includes broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, etc… They’re a favorite food of the cabbageworm. The butterfly lays individual eggs […]

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White-Spotted Sawyer Beetle

If you’ve recently been startled by a large dark beetle with long antennae, you’re not alone. It’s most likely the , and they’ve been having a banner year. They are a native species of wood-boring insect that is found throughout the Northeast, and in the Northwest to Alaska. They are commonly mistaken for the dreaded […]

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Senior TORPEDOS

  University of Wisconsin-Madison: Division of Extension Florence County would like to congratulate our Senior TORPEDO members on their recent graduation from Florence. They have each shown great strengths in leadership and have gained a greater sense of community togetherness. Extension wishes you well on your next adventure, and thanks you for the services and […]

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USDA Summer Foods

Florence Schools provide Summer Food Service Program Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School district of Florence County Announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.D. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered […]

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