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WIndicators June 2019

Much attention has been paid to the role of entrepreneurship as a source of job creation in recent years. While this is warranted, expansions of existing businesses are also inseparable from job creation and economic growth. In terms of gross job creation, firm expansions contribute a significantly higher number of jobs than startups. Business expansion […]

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4-H Cloverbud Day Camps Starting Soon!

4-H is hosting Cloverbud Day Camps!!  Day camps are 3-hour sessions designed for Kindergarten-2nd grade youth (as of 2018)  to make new friends and have fun while learning about different topics. You do not need to be a 4-H member to participate but these camps will provide a good glimpse of what 4-H is.  This […]

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Strong Bodies

Join us for Strong Bodies; a program for anyone over 40 looking to learn healthy stretches and exercises.  Strong Bodies will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting July 8th and runs through August 23rd at Red Dragon Martial Arts ( 820 Water Street, Sauk City, WI, 53583).  There is a one-time registration fee […]

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2019 Well Water Testing Program Results

Residents living in the townships of Ironton, LaValle, and Woodland had an opportunity to participate in a Well Water Program in July of 2019. Participants will learn about their well-water quality and quantity, and what actions they take to protect Sauk County’s groundwater.  Water test results will be returned and discussed at an educational program […]


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 […]


Reality Check Day

Cambria-Friesland School District hosted the second annual Reality Checks program for area high school juniors. The school district opens the program up to local high schools in Columbia County to teach juniors how to better financially plan around their anticipated career while make everyday life choices. Area juniors did a fantastic job learn valuable life […]


Sauk County Town Official Survey Report

The results from a recent online survey of Sauk County Town Board Officials.  The survey was completed by 56 officials, a 43% response rate. The purpose of the survey was twofold: to develop a better understanding of the issues facing town government and ultimately potential strategies to address those issues; and to encourage more participation […]


Flooding Resources

This page is a collection of information and resources on dealing with the impact of heavy rain and flooding. Homeowner Current Hazardous Weather Outlook ~ National Weather Service Coping with Flooding ~ Wisconsin DNR Flood Publications ~ North Dakota State University Manage Flood Risk ~ US Environmental Protection Agency Wisconsin Flood Toolkit~ Wisconsin Department of Health Services Resources for […]


Design Reedsburg Final Report

On May 4, 2017, a group of 21 planning and design professionals found their way to Reedsburg, Wisconsin to dedicate their time and expertise in hopes of helping the community discover their shared vision for the future.  The Design Reedsburg Final Report documents the outcomes of the Design Wisconsin Team’s visit. The Design Wisconsin Team The […]


Women and Political Ambition

Studies have documented the disproportionately low number of women holding state and federal elective offices.This is also true of local elective offices in Wisconsin. So, why don’t women run? Learn more about women running for office by reading the article “Women and Political Ambition: The Wisconsin Local Government Perspective” by Community Resource Development Educator, Jennifer […]


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 […]


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 […]


Tap Into UW-Extension

This past year Cooperative Extension educators made more than 1 million educational contacts.UW-Extension educators make a difference in the communities they serve!  This video features interviews with organizations and community members that use our services, drawn from our Tap Into It (https://uwcx.org/) campaign testimonials. A number of the interviews feature Sauk County UWEX programming. Thank […]