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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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Build It Strong: Childcare Business Workshops Offered This Summer

Build It Strong: Childcare Business Foundations Workshops are a series of four FREE, online workshops are open to individuals new to the childcare sector and existing childcare directors/staff interested in optimizing their childcare business practices. What you will learn: •Basics of child care business: Bolster your budgeting, marketing, and use of technology •Operations overview: Learn […]

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SCIL is Accepting Applications NOW

Sauk County Institute of Leadership brings together potential leaders from various segments of the community in a program that empowers, engages, and equips participants to make a positive difference in Sauk County. Our goal is to develop dynamic leadership skills that transfer to county work, business growth, and community development. The nine-month program kicks off […]

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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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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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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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Sauk County Farm Connect Guide Accepting Registrations for 2021

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. Although 2020 brought much uncertainty and new ways of doing things, the agriculture community continued to work together to provide […]

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