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Spend the Summer with Sauk County UW-Extension

Sauk County UW-Extension is hiring a 4-H Summer Assistant Sauk County UW-Extension is looking for a summer assistant for 2017.  The position is designed to assist the Sauk County 4-H Youth Development program during the busy summer months.  The position provides valuable pre-professional experience for education and community-based careers.  The assistant will increase their knowledge of […]

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Sauk County Farm Connect Guide Listing

Farm Marketers Can Get Free Listing The Sauk County UW-Extension Office is currently updating the Sauk County Farm Connect Guide: A directory designed to help Sauk County area farmers reach more customers who are interested in buying local goods like meat, vegetables, honey, syrup, flowers and other agricultural products directly from the farmers who grew […]

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Design Reedsburg Project

There is currently an exciting initiative underway in Reedsburg, in cooperation with UW Extension, called Design Reedsburg.  This effort will bring a group of professionals to Reedsburg from May 4th – 7th, 2017, to help us create a cohesive vision for our community.  This design team, made up of architects, landscape architects, planners, economic development […]

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Cancer Clear & Simple Classes Offered

The Cancer Clear & Simple training will continue in Sauk County.  It is a free educational series that includes understanding cancer basics, cancer prevention and self-care, and cancer screening and detection.  All three classes will be offered from 12pm to 1pm at the Sauk County Human Services Reedsburg location, 425 Sixth Street, Reedsburg, WI.  Join for […]

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UW-Madison Small Business Development Center Classes

UW-Madison Small Business Development Center Classes January 2017- August 2017 The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the UW-Madison School of Business cares deeply about helping you grow your business.  The SBDC at UW-Madison provides three core services Wisconsin Business Answerline for resources and quick answers Classes for you and your employees No-Cost Business […]

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Megatrends: Transportation

In this edition of Megatrends, we address issues of the impact of transportation on individuals, businesses, communities, the environment, and the state by taking a closer look at statewide land use and transportation trends. We provide a timeline of Wisconsin’s transportation history and discuss how people and goods move around, how different users rely on […]

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2017 Sauk County 4-H Farm Safety Certification

Sign up now for the 2017 Sauk County 4-H Farm Safety Certification course starting February 7, 2017.  The Farm Safety course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Loganville, WI.  The cost is $20 for six evening classes and one driving test.  Enrollment is open […]

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Get Ready, Get Set, Garden! Seminar

  Sauk County’s 17th annual “Get Ready…Get Set…Garden!” event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8:30 – 2:30 PM, at the West Square Building in Baraboo. This popular conference is sponsored by Sauk County UW-Extension, HCE (Home Community Education) and Master Gardeners. It features classes, an optional lunch, fresh baked goods, vendors, […]

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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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2017 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences

Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Winter-Spring 2017 For local government officials, planners, attorneys and interested citizens. These programs are offered by teleconference and are audio-only. You attend using your home or office telephone. Topics Insights on Recent Changes to Wisconsin Land Use Law Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Cooperative Boundary […]

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What is Placemaking?

You may have seen the work Placemaking showing up in a lot of places these days.  What is placemaking?  What does it mean?  How do I learn more? The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) surveyed website visitors about what Placemaking means to them.  They found that is is a crucial and deeply-valued process for those […]

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Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with limited incomes. While the program remains strong, much has changed at […]

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Population Trends in Post-Recession Rural America

Population Trends in Post-Recession Rural America provides information about current trends confronting rural people and their communities in the United States. The briefs are available in an interactive format or can be downloaded as PDFs. (http://w3001.apl.wisc.edu/)

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Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies

2016-17 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Monthly Teleconferences now through July 18, 2017 Hear experts discuss issues of current concern to local government officials in Wisconsin–from elections to broadband to road funding. There will be time for questions. All teleconferences are on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Assessing And Addressing Local Service […]

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Sauk County Farm Connect Guide

This special listing ties together Wisconsin’s largest industry – agriculture – with another of its top segments – tourism. You don’t have to be a Sauk County visitor to locate area farmers who directly market their products to discerning consumers – everyone is welcome to shop at these local agribusinesses and, in the process, put […]

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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 […]

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Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) Accepting Applications

The Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) is accepting applications. SCIL is a nine month leadership development program that targets emerging leaders that live or work in Sauk County. The participants meet once a month from September through May on the second Thursday of each month. The first session is an overnight retreat and the […]

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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 Survey Report

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 […]

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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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