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Wise Wisconsin Winter Series

On Zoom Wednesday mornings 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. February 3rd through March 10th, 2021 Registration Required: https://go.wisc.edu/8s973c  UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Life Span program presents Wise Wisconsin Winter Series. Life Span Educators from around to state will host sessions on topics that will help you increase joy and satisfaction in your life and help you connect […]

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Raising a Thinking Child Classes to start in January of 2021

The Raising A Thinking ChildProgram (RTC) is an evidence-based, 6 week, 2 hours per/ week, education program for parents and caregivers of children ages 4-7 years of age.  Parents will learn and practice skills in class, then use a workbook at home to teach and practice the same skills with their children. The program teaches […]

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Farm Ready Research Webinar Series to Start in December

Whether you’re interested in dairy production, livestock production, or farm management, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Farm Ready Research webinar series has the most up-to-date information for you. Beginning in December 2020 and continuing through April 2021, Extension experts will host webinars throughout the week on topics ranging from determining cost of production […]

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Wisconsin Beef Special Edition Webinar Series

Join us for our free webinar series! UW-Madison Extension Cow/Calf Days and Wisconsin Feeder Workshops will be combined to create the Wisconsin Beef Special Edition Webinar Series. Join your local Extension Livestock Program Educators, UW Outreach Specialist, and esteemed keynote speakers as they present current topics on beef production. A different topic will be presented […]

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Women and Leadership

We are proud to see Sauk County Educator, Jennifer Erickson, with two others,  Melissa Kono and Victoria Solomon, pre-recorded session titled “Recruiting the Next Generation of Elected Leaders.” Go watch on our website at https://hr.wisc.edu/women-and-leadership/31days/.  They were featured on Monday, August 24th. The recent National elections saw historic increases in the number of women seeking […]

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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 Year 1 of Groundwater Monitoring Program

In June of 2019, 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 in the county. This project is a joint effort between Sauk County Land Resources and Environment, Public Health, and […]

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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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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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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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