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Sauk County Institute of Leadership Program (SCIL)

Interested in becoming a community/workforce leader? Interested in learning more about Sauk County? Check out our Sauk County Institute of Leadership Program (SCIL)! The Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) is a nine month leadership development program consisting of an initial two day retreat followed by once monthly, full day workshops and a graduation dinner. […]


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 […]


Avian Bird Flu

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has all of the latest information on Avian Influenza on their website. Click here for the latest information on Avian Bird Flu

WI Rural Partners

Two Sauk County Initiatives Receive Statewide Honors

Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc., a statewide non-profit corporation, will award the Top Rural Development Initiatives for 2015 at a ceremony at the Heidel House Resort and Spa in Green Lake Wisconsin on Thursday, April 23 at 1:30 PM. The awards will be presented by Wisconsin Rural Partners president Don Sidlowski and awards committee chairperson Coreen […]

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Assessing the Madison Region’s Agriculture, Food and Beverage Industry Cluster

Many cities, regions and states including the Madison metro area are working to build an Agriculture, Food and Beverage (AFB) industry cluster around opportunities in food manufacturing; agricultural production; food and agricultural technology; and other related industries.  The challenge for the Madison Region is to build the AFB cluster around its comparative advantages in a […]

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Sauk County Drinking Water Testing Program

The luxury of quality drinking water is something that many of us commonly take for granted. Municipal and other public water supplies are subject to strict guidelines and water quality testing to ensure that the water meets the current drinking water standards and is safe to drink. However there are over 800,000 private wells which […]


Current Issues Affecting Local Officials- Teleconference Series

The UWEX Local Government Center is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Current Issues Affecting Local Officials”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The following teleconferences will be held on various Mondays from October to February from 10:00AM-11:00AM: October 5th: Engaging the Public When […]