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Sauk County 4-H 2016 Fall Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, November 13th at 4pm.

2016 Sauk County 4-H Fall Awards Banquet

ALL 4-H FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!! The Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, November 13th at 4pm.  The Awards Banquet will be held in at the First United Methodist Church, 615 Broadway, Baraboo, WI.  The cost is $5/person and includes dinner. The event will be hosted by the Baraboo Valley 4-H Club.  Please RSVP […]

FoodWIse is the new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program

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 […]


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/)


Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies

2016 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. Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Taking […]

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Enroll in 4-H Today

NEW 4-H Year Begins October 1     October 1 brings the beginning of the NEW 2016-2007 4-H Year.  4-H Enrollment is now open on wi.4honline.com . All 4-H members must be enrolled and have their final projects selected by December 1, 2016. The following are instructions for RE-ENROLLMENT.  If you did not enroll in 4-H last year, […]

Get ready for next season while you can.

Garden Calendar for October

As the gardening season slows down, preparation for the next season starts.  It’s a race against time to get it all done!  Here is a helpful article brought to you by Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent from Milwaukee County, to help you get all those chores done.  


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 […]


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 […]