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November 4, 2014
UW-River Falls sophomore horticulture major Tanner Conway, left, and Plant and Earth Science Professor Brian Smith, right, pose with the nearly 500-pound pumpkin Smith grew on campus. (UWRF photo.)
Holy giant pumpkin, Batman!
November 4, 2014 - 10:40am
September 3, 2014
Looking for an income-producing crop for his small town of Kinnickinnic farm, Adam Folk chose to grow hops used to make craft beers. Although the bines, vine-like woody stalks, are producing cones now, the perennials won’t reach maturity and full production for a couple of years. (River Falls Journal photos by Judy Wiff)
From crime reporter to farmer, Folk digs into hops production
September 3, 2014 - 3:48pm
August 20, 2014
Dogs and handlersfrom seven states and Canada will be in Hudson over the Labor Day weekend for 29th annual Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association trials. Competition will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday with finals occurring Monday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Submitted photo.
Working stock dogs coming Hudson's Badlands
August 20, 2014 - 6:32am
August 13, 2014
UWRF photo.
Dairy farmers invited to attend field day
August 13, 2014 - 10:18am
August 11, 2014
Tammy Pitzen is the new secretary for the Pierce County Fair office, succeeding Ginny Huber. Pitzen spent time on the fairgrounds in Ellsworth as a youth and thought it would be exciting to be a part of the fair, which she described as a “great county tradition.” (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Educator, school secretary gives fair office a try
August 11, 2014 - 9:36am
August 10, 2014
This pile up in the compact car division brought out the oohs and ahhs of the capacity crowd at the demolition derby.play button
From cars to karaoke: Saturday Night at the Pierce County Fair
August 10, 2014 - 11:32am
August 9, 2014
All hands on deck to milk this cow near the 4-H booth.play button
Good weather sets fair up for big weekend
August 9, 2014 - 8:54am
August 6, 2014
New fair food provides 'smoke and mirrors' experience
August 6, 2014 - 9:29pm
Heidi Webb and Libby Feuker of Elmwood painted a fairgrounds map on the side of a storage building as part of this year's improvement projects. Photo by Bill Kirk.
Maintenance of Pierce County Fairgrounds more than just routine before 2014 fair
August 6, 2014 - 9:21pm
Spring Valley's Jeff Johnson has control of the reins as his team of lightweight draft horses (under 3000 lbs) pulls him and 5000 lbs. of weight in the horse pull competition.play button
Pierce County Fair pre-fair activities
August 6, 2014 - 9:13pm
June 18, 2014
The Pierce County Dairy Breakfast will be held at Son-Bow Farms this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Hosts for the event, from left to right, are: Dean Gilles, Carman Freund, John Freund, Kristi Richardson and Jay Richardson. (Submitted photo)
Son-Bow hosts Pierce County dairy breakfast June 21
June 18, 2014 - 4:01pm
June 10, 2014
River Falls Royal Ambassadors Tessa Balsiger, Hannah Tulgren, Stephanie Peterson and Megan Faustini made an appearance at Dick's Fresh Market for the Town 'N Country Day pancake breakfast.
Sunny skies draw many to Town 'N County Day
June 10, 2014 - 2:10pm
June 6, 2014
In response to the challenges of planting this spring, Jeff and Mike Hildebrandt of RJM Farms  along with the Pierce County and St. Croix County extension offices, will host a Crop Management and Conservation Field Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18. RJM Farms are located five miles southwest of River Falls at W11802 State Road 29,
Challenging spring planting subject of Crop Day June 18
June 6, 2014 - 12:57pm
Weekend Happenings: June 6-8
June 6, 2014 - 8:12am