More than 270 members and guests attended Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services' 82nd annual meeting on March 23, at Ellsworth High School. Board Chair Roger Wiff presided over the meeting. The theme "Powerfully Connected" was reflected throughout the meeting in the director candidates' speeches, the reports and presentations. Re-elected to the board were incumbent directors Gerald Drier, District 1; Edward Hass, District 2; and Brian Berg, District 3. These directors ran unopposed. Ann Young was elected to the District 5 seat, challenging incumbent Michael Fronmueller.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls chapter of the Collegiate Farm Bureau will host the fourth annual Ag Day on Campus on Wednesday, April 24, to promote all that Wisconsin agriculture has to offer. With interactive events taking place all day, students, faculty and community members are invited to learn more about agriculture, interact with animals and enjoy food grown and raised by local farmers. The theme for this year's free event is "Field Gate to Dinner Plate."
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.
March 11 was a big day for Lil Ruf Rider. After the long ride from California, he walked off the trailer at his new home at the Campus Farm at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and promptly had his first new experience. He stuck his nose in the deep snow, his eyes got big, and it was obvious that he did not quite know what to think.
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.
Thirteen University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts senior thesis exhibitions April 11- May 8 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. A reception scheduled for April 12, from 4-7 p.m. On view will be graphic design, blown glass, ceramic, printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed media, and installation by seniors Ashley Andrews, Justine Backes, Casey Beck, Jame Cofield, Elliot Corbett, Saraphina Grimaldi, Tori Johnson, Mitchell Kile, Anjelica Kinney, Kelsey Meyer, Jeffrey Perkins, Rachel Vack, and Lauren Zimitsch.
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.