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Health and Safety Best Business Practices to Reopen During COVID-19

As Wisconsin communities start to reopen, many businesses have questions about best practices regarding the health and safety of consumers and employees. To assist Wisconsin businesses and communities with planning and thinking about these concerns, this webpage provides access to reliable and pointed information regarding business preparations and consideration. Information on this page is organized […]

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Reedsburg Shared Food Survey

Reedsburg is looking at the possibility of having a shared kitchen space available.  Please provide your feedback at  https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elWMRPrt1OuSPXv Survey will be closed on June 1, 2020.

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Parent Cafe with Extension

Join your local county Extension Educators for a virtual Parent Cafe! The Human Development and Relationship Educators of Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Richland and Sauk Counties want to get together with you to have some coffee…and talk! All things parenting, all things family, all things coping successfully in these modern times. Amanda, Bev, Ruth, Chelsea, and […]

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Local Government Essentials Distance Education Series — Spring-Summer 2020

These webinar programs cover some of the essential elements of local governance in Wisconsin. Programs are moderated by UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education Staff and are offered by Zoom webinar.  These webinars are fully accessible through any computer with video and audio capabilities, and can also be accessed by smart phones.  The audio […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA & YOUR KIDS DURING COVID-19

Are you starting to feel like you forgot to bolt the fence and now the horses have not only gotten out, but they are running amok all over town?! It is ok, you aren’t the only one and it really isn’t too late. It may take a little bit of work to rein everyone back […]

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Broadband in Economic Development

Check out the April WIndicator entitled: Broadband In Economic Development.  Learn more about how: Broadband remains a concern to many Wisconsin residents and businesses, especially in rural areas. Broadband has become integral to education, work, health and quality of life. Broadband access is a particular problem for lower income households. The Safer-At-Home order by Governor […]

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Weekly Wellness Webinar for Sauk County Residents

Sauk County Public Health, Human Services and Emergency Management have partnered to bring Sauk County residents a weekly webinar called “Maintaining Wellness During Stressful Times.” This webinar will occur every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. To register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2135353142295848973 Questions can be sent to covid19@saukcountywi.gov before or during the webinar. Please use this […]

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Financial Resources during COVID-19

As the social and cultural landscape continues to change over the coming days and weeks, so to will our financial outlook. Stay calm and plan ahead by being informed with reliable information. Fyi.extension.wisc.edu/toughtimes/covid-19-financial-resources/ Extension Sauk County will continue to try and update this website with the most current financial resources.  Please contact Amanda Coorough at […]

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Agriculture Resources During COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought the need for business health, safety and continuity planning to the forefront. A farm business continuity plan will help pinpoint contingencies in critical areas related to employees/staff and could include backup plans for work practices, transportation, communication, service and supply chain, and cash flow. Extension has resources. University […]

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Parent and Family Learning Resources

If the Coronavirus spreads at the predicted rate experts believe it will, you may find yourself and your family at home a little longer than expected.  This may mean that learning for your children looks different than their classroom.  This is a great time to focus on connections and feelings of safety and to get […]

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Sauk County Upcoming Programming

Sauk County Extension is making an effort to adapt our programming to continue to serve our current clients the best that we can.  Some events and programs have been canceled, others rescheduled, while others are moving to online formats.  Extension will try to keep an updated list of upcoming programs and events.  If you have […]

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COVID-19 and Extension Resources

Extension staff are working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. The latest health guidance on responding to the COVID-19 virus is “flattening the curve” or limiting the spread of the virus via protective measures. We are following best practices and the latest policy guidelines […]

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Farm Connect Guide Changes for 2020

2020 Farm Connect Guide Comes with a Few Changes Sauk County Farm Connect Guide is a directory offered by Extension Sauk County designed to help Sauk County area producers and businesses reach more customers who are interested in buying high-quality, local products directly from producers. Listing in the Farm Connect Guide is open to any […]

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Town of Fairfield Broadband Report

How fast is your internet? Check out the results of Extension’s broadband demand surveys  Access to high-speed broadband Internet is essential to the future success of our rural communities.  It creates economic growth, expands access to quality healthcare, enhances educational opportunities, and improves our quality of life. Extension Sauk County designed and conducted an Internet […]

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2019 Sauk County Farm Connect Guide

Ever wish you knew where to buy local honey?  Interested in buying local but unsure where to go? Need to find fresh, delicious food? We know where to look!! The Sauk County Farm Connect Guide 2019 is available for the 2019 season. This publication connects you with your local producers throughout Sauk County. The publication […]

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Sauk County Population and Demographic Trends

Sauk County UW-Extension recently had Dan Veroff, Extension Demographic Specialist, from the Applied Population Laboratory compile population and demographic trends within Sauk County.  The data includes information on overall population changes, age and aging, what date says about race and ethnic diversity, languages spoken at home, housing, employment and commuting, and crimes and arrests. Sauk […]

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Paddle the Baraboo Guide and Map Now Available

Take a look at our recently updated and published Paddle the Baraboo River Guide and Map. The map have been updated with new access information and better paddling time estimates.  The map is intended for people interested in paddling the Baraboo River and are primarily distributed through the Baraboo and Reedsburg Chambers of Commerce or the […]

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What Farmers Need to Know About PPP & EIDL Webinar on May 12

Join the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension for a webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 2pm about the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) business support programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on small businesses. This session is specifically for farmers/farm businesses wanting to […]

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