Red Barn, Agriculture in Portage CountyAg News & Events:

  • 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.
  • 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
    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.


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