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Get Ready… Get Set… Garden!

Sauk County’s 16th Annual Garden Seminar- March 19, 2016, 8:30am-2:30pm When you dig into our educational sessions and demonstrations you’ll be inspired to turn your garden dreams into reality. Whether you’re a novice gardener or a well-seasoned veteran, our knowledgeable speakers will give you tips and techniques for creating the most admirable outdoor living spaces […]


Wisconsin’s Unemployment

When we think about the performance of the Wisconsin economy there are several measures that come to mind. These include changes in employment, number of businesses, income levels and even retail sales and property values. Click here to view a simple fact sheet that describes the different ways unemployment can be measured and what those […]

Wisconsin Hospitals Economic Activity Report 2015

Wisconsin Hospitals Generate $26 Billion in Economic Activity

Patients traveling to Wisconsin for care generate well over $3 billion in economic activity, support more than 6,400 hospital jobs Wisconsin hospitals generate $26 billion annually in economic activity and directly employ more than 107,000 people in communities throughout the state, according to a new report released today by the University of Wisconsin/UW Extension and […]

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Wisconsin State Fair Century Farm & Sesquicentennial Farm Awards Programs

One of the most exciting events for many farm families attending the Wisconsin State Fair is the annual Sesquicentennial and Century Farm awards programs and breakfast. A Century Farm or Centennial Farm is a farm or ranch that has been officially recognized by a state or regional program documenting the farm has been continuously owned […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Sauk County Next Generation Survey Report

Sauk County commissioned a survey designed to gather information that might be used to attract and retain people age 25-35 to live and work in Sauk County.  Over 300 Millennials responded to the survey.  They listed the most desired characteristics of a community to live in and ranked best characteristics of Sauk County. Click below […]