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Join the Innovation Champions Group

Do you have an idea for a business, an invention, or want to expand your business?  Get help from area mentors from Columbia, Marquette, and Sauk county who have successful businesses.  Join us at the initial meeting of the Innovation Champions Group. The first meeting will be held July 21, 2016 at 5pm at the […]


nEXT Generation: Changes within UW-Extension

The nEXT Generation is a framework to address the UW-Extension (Cooperative Extension) $3.6 million share of state cuts to the University of Wisconsin System. The overall goal: Establish a model that is fiscally sustainable and makes Cooperative Extension more relevant, flexible, and digital—positioned to serve further generations of Wisconsin residents. Over the past century, UW-Extension, […]

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Sauk County Next Generation

The Sauk County Economic Development Committee launched an initiative to learn more about the desires of adults, ages 25-35, and how to attract and retain them to live and work in the county. The initiative, called Next Generation Sauk County, is the county’s first placemaking area of focus. To learn more read the full report. Next Generation Sauk […]


Women Owned Businesses: An Economic Growth Opportunity for Wisconsin?

The surge of women entrepreneurs and business owners in recent decades coupled with the increasing number of women in management has changed the gender composition of business leaders in the U.S. Recent reports by UW-Extension provide a detailed descriptive analysis of women owned and managed businesses, and they outline specific strategy and policy options. The […]


How to Get More Women to Run for Public Office

Our Community Resource Development Educator, Jennifer Erickson, was recently featured in Madison Magazine shining light on women running in public office. Check out “How to Get More Women to Run for Public Office” to learn more. Contact Sauk County UW-Extension at 608-355-3250 to find out more.  

Save the Date!

2016 Wisconsin Regional Small Town Downtown Forum

The 2016 Wisconsin Regional Small Town Downtown Forums are coming to a location near you!  There will be four sessions in Wisconsin.  Locations near us are in La Farge, WI on September 7th at 4:30pm and Eagle, WI on September 14th at 4:30 pm.