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They’re Back! Lily Leaf Beetle

The first confirmed sighting of the Lily Leaf Beetle in Portage County was reported Wednesday, May 15th! Introduction The lily leaf beetle (LLB), Lilioceris lilii, is a bright red beetle in the Chrysomelid family native to Europe and Eurasia.  It has been found in the eastern U.S. and  has now been detected in Wisconsin as […]


Tractor Safety Trainings

Portage County Extension will not be hosting a Tractor Safety Training this year but this page will help you find other trainings in neighboring counties.

Soil Testing for Lawns and Gardens

Soil Testing

Portage County UW-Extension is offering soil testing for lawns, gardens, food plots and fields.


Start the New Year with an $865 tractor rollbar rebate

Start the New Year with an $865 tractor rollbar rebate Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death on farms, accounting for nearly 100 fatalities each year, and 2018 was no different: In Iowa, a 46-year-old man and 12-year-old girl were killed when a tractor rolled into a roadside ditch. (June 28) In Pennsylvania, a […]


Portage County Plat Books

It’s finally here! The 2017 Portage County Plat Book is now available. Get ready for hunting season and purchase yours today at Portage County UW-Extension! All proceeds from the plat books support the Portage County 4-H Program.


Manure Safety Warning

The weekend of October 22-23, facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin lost feeder steers in incidents related to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) during pump-out. At this time we are not able to explain why there has been an uptick in incidents.