Red Barn, Agriculture in Portage CountyAg News & Events:

  • Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing Update
    Portage County Extension has completed all Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing for 2022.  If you still need to be certified, visit this page for more information.
  • Soil Testing
    Portage County Extension is offering soil testing for lawns, gardens, food plots and fields.
  • Portage County Plat Books
    The 2021 Portage County Plat Books are now available! All proceeds from the plat books support the Portage County 4-H Program.
  • Still Available ~ $865 tractor roll bar rebate
    Still Available ~ $865 tractor roll bar rebate.  Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death on farms, accounting for nearly 100 fatalities each year.
  • Reducing Risk from Manure Storage Agitation Gases
    Since the early 1960s, nearly 150 people have died in the U.S. because of manure-related gas incidents in confined spaces (NCERA 2016).  Of those cases, about half occurred on dairy operations.


Portage County Agriculture Information

Portage County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Brochure (PDF, 295 KB)


If you have any questions regarding Agriculture in Portage County, please contact:

Ken Schroeder
Portage County – UW Extension
Portage County Annex Building
1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5246
Phone: 715-346-1316
Fax: 715-346-1323