Wisconsin agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St.
With the snow receding, green vegetation is a welcome sight, but that green may warrant a closer look. For forest and woodlot owners, garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolate, is an early green in need of control before it takes control of the whole forest understory. With its historical roots in Europe, garlic mustard doesn't have any native natural controls here in the U.S. Given its real roots exuding the chemicals that alters the soil and discourages mycorrhizal fungi and native plants, this biennial can quickly become a monoculture.
The Global Programming Society (GPS) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is bringing diversity not only to UWRF but also to the River Falls community by hosting its annual International Bazaar Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Experience different cuisines, languages, cultures, and much more in the Riverview Ballroom and Falcon's Nest in the University Center. International and domestic students will showcase their talents and traditional cultures from around the globe.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is honored to have been selected as a venue for one of four biennial budget public hearings being held by the State Joint Finance Committee. The hearings to provide feedback on the proposed 2019-21 Wisconsin State Budget were publicly announced late last week and the campus is now preparing for what it hopes will be a strong community turnout. The hearing will be on Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center.
Marina H. Onken, associate professor of management in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named interim dean of the college. Onken began her new position April 1, succeeding Michael Fronmueller who, by mutual agreement, stepped down as dean and is transitioning to the faculty in the Management and Marketing Department.
In commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 7 — 13, the St. Croix County Victim Witness Assistance Program would like to raise awareness about crime victims' issues, and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available. According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced 3.1 million violent victimizations and U.S. households experienced an estimated 13.3 million property crimes in 2017.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls History and Philosophy Department will host two free public lectures April 3-4 by Professor William Cronon as part of the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History. Cronon's teaching and research focus on the environmental history, landscape history, and historical geography of North America. He is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, having served for more than a decade as a member of the Yale History Department.
To encourage healthy eating choices for children and reinforce its commitment to health and wellness in every aisle of its retail stores, SpartanNash today introduced its new Kids Crew program. Kids Crew is designed to help kids and parents make healthy choices for their active lifestyles by providing in-store activities; Free Fresh Fruit for Kids including apples, banana and clementines; and online resources. The goal of Kids Crew is to introduce store guests to healthy foods at a young age and encourage kids to learn and discover as they grocery shop and cook meals at home.
ArtReach St. Croix is excited for the fifth annual NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. ArtReach St. Croix is one of 75 organizations nationwide awarded a prestigious grant to host NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The Autism Support Group of St. Croix Valley donated $1,592.95 to St. Croix Therapy on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of its mission to donate 10 percent of the organization's income each year to another local non-profit that has the same interest in improving the lives of those with autism and other disabilities. St. Croix Therapy serves thousands of families through professional therapeutic services and is located in Hudson.