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UW Extension Tar Spot and White Mold Updates Scheduled for Dec 9 and 10

Contact: Alana Voss, UW Extension Agriculture Agent Phone: 608-477-3945   UW Extension Tar Spot and White Mold Updates Scheduled for Dec 9 and 10 at Mauston and Centerville   The later part of the growing season saw significant outbreaks of tar spot in corn fields and white mold in soybean fields across the state.  West […]

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BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE

To attend the in-person meetings, farmers should register 7 days before the meeting date as attendance may be limited based on location capacity and to follow any COVID guidelines in place at that time.  Walk-ins may be allowed.   Due to limited capacity, it is encouraged that one individual per farm attend the in-person meetings.  The […]

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2021 Well Water Testing Program

In October the Towns of Honey Creek, Prairie du Sac and Troy will have the opportunity to participate in a well water testing program designed to make learning about the quality of their drinking water easy and convenient.  View Kevin Masarik’s 2021 presentation.

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Protecting Sauk County Pollinators

Sauk County Land Resources & Environment (LRE) and the University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension Sauk County are currently working to provide education programs and resources to help protect our pollinators.  One goal of the group is to increase pollinator habitat.  As part of their efforts, the group worked together to provide pollinator garden […]

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Grow Solar Sauk County is Back!

Grow Solar Sauk County program returns to soak up more sun this summer Baraboo – The sun is shining for homeowners and business owners throughout Sauk County, as the Grow Solar Sauk County (http://sauk.growsolar.org) program commences this April. The program will allow individual home and commercial property owners to access competitive prices for solar installations […]

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Navigating Your Restaurant through COVID-19

Restaurants have become an important part of our communities. They have become a dominant force in the revitalization of our downtowns and provide a quality life benefit to residents, tourists, and business travelers. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the future of this industry will depend on changes to ensure safety, customer volume, and business profitability.  Restaurants […]

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Results from the Sauk County Groundwater Monitoring Program: Year 2

Sauk County and the UW-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education initiated a five-year project to gather information on well water quality that will allow for analysis of groundwater quality trends throughout the county. The goal of the program is to determine where groundwater quality is getting better, worse, or staying the same. If […]

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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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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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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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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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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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