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Beef Quality Assurance Training

**New**BQA Certification Requirement Some large packers and processors have announced that effective January 1, 2019, they will only purchase from farms that are BQA or FARM Certified.  Most dairy farms are FARM certified through their milk processor.  Ask your dairy plant representative for help to get a copy of your completed FARM evaluation, or a […]

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Parents Forever

Parents Forever: A Co-Parenting Class Parenting Forever will help you understand the role self-care plays in supporting transition, how to build better parent-child relationships with your kids to help them through transition, and then you’ll explore co-parenting and skills that will successfully form a parenting partnership with your child(ren)’s other parent. Parenting Forever is available online or in-person. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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2018 Sauk County Farm Connect Guide

Ever wonder how to find your local farmers? 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 2018 is available for the 2018 season. This publication connects you with your local producers throughout Sauk County. The publication is free […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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