St. Croix County will host the Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection for farmers and agriculture-related businesses on Friday, May 17, from 9-11 a.m at the Town of Hudson Highway Shop(666 E. Highway 12, Hudson.) Farms are not charged for the first 500 pounds of hazardous waste but may be charged for additional waste after that. Agriculture-related businesses must qualify as a very small quantity generator (VSQG) by generating less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and have less than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste in storage.
Approximately 941 bachelor's and master's degree students will receive degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, in the Knowles Field House at the Falcon Center. The first ceremony begins at 9 a.m. for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and Graduate Studies. The second ceremony at 1:30 p.m. is for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Education and Professional Studies.
The Alzheimer's Association will hold the 33rd Annual Wisconsin State Conference May 19-21 at the Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.
Forty-five high quality 2-year-old horses and 10 aged lesson horses will be offered for sale at the 43rd annual UW-River Falls Colt Sale on Saturday, May 4, at the UWRF Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls. The young horses have been trained by UW-River Falls students enrolled in the Principles of Training Horses class under the direction of Nathan O'Connor. The lesson horses have been used in riding classes taught at UWRF.
University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Proof" by David Auburn April 30-May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Syse Black Box Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
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.