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Local Government Center News & Notices

Local Government Center News & Notices

  The Local Government Center is a unit of the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Division of Cooperative Extension. About UW-Extension’s Local Government Center Mission The mission of UW-Extension’s Local Government Center is to provide focus, coordination, and leadership to UW System educational programs supporting local government, and to expand the research and knowledge base for local […]

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Economic Impact of Recreational Trails

Economic Impact of Recreational Trails

Multi-use trails provide both community-wide and business specific economic development opportunities. Trails increase transportation linkages, expand and conserve greenways, and can provide a much-needed “shot in the arm” for downtown businesses. Most importantly, trails have become “the central focus of tourist activities in some communities and the impetus for kick-starting a stagnating economy. Clearly trails, […]

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How Fast is Your Internet?

How Fast is Your Internet?

This educational event is for residents and businesses interested in learning more about the future of broadband in Sauk County. A recent Link Wisconsin survey revealed “holes” in Sauk County’s broadband (high speed internet) service, with a key gap located just outside of Plain, WI. In order to verify the findings the University Wisconsin-Extension and […]

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Paddle the Baraboo:  Baraboo River Map

Paddle the Baraboo: Baraboo River Map

The Baraboo River is once again a free-flowing river.  An effort began in the mid-1990’s to restore the river through dam removal, culminating in October, 2002 with removal of the Linen Mill dam.  Now recognized nationally, the Baraboo is the longest stretch of U.S. river restored through dam removal.  About 120 miles long, it begins […]

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Sauk County Resource Guide

Sauk County Resource Guide

Looking for help in Sauk County?  This indispensible guide is updated routinely to connect you to our community resources, including: Aging Resources Children’s Programs (ages 0-5) Food Pantries Health Care Providers Job Resources Transportation Volunteer Opportunities 24 Hour Crisis Lines and Much More! Sauk County Resource Guide 2014

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4-H Senior Leaders Meeting Follow-Up

4-H Senior Leaders Meeting Follow-Up

Message from Meg Sage, 4-H Youth Development Agent: Thank you for your continued leadership and dedication to the Sauk County 4-H program.  This email has some follow up information from the meeting this past Tuesday. If you were unable to attend the meeting, there are packets at the Extension Office for you to pick up […]

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Cow-onomics

Cow-onomics

Cow-onomics is a curriculum adapted from Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.  It teaches basic economic concepts like advertising, goods and services, entrepreneurship, opportunity cost, scarcity, and more.  Students focus on the dairy industry as they learn through active, highly personalized experiences with economic understanding.

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Motorized Recreation in Trailside Communities: A case study of Cheese Country Trail users and economic impacts

Motorized Recreation in Trailside Communities: A case study of Cheese Country Trail users and economic impacts

Motorized use of recreation trails is an important activity throughout the Lake States and an important component of outdoor recreation in Wisconsin.  It is an enjoyable activity for all ages and an important form of outdoor recreation for older adults.  Places to ride and trails that connect communities provide a unique way for motorized recreationists […]

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2013 Farm Connect Guide

2013 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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Young Children of Jailed Parents Research Study

Young Children of Jailed Parents Research Study

The Young Children of Jailed Parents project is a partnership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Extension/Cooperative Extension/Family Living Programs and jails in Racine County and Sauk County. Together, UW-Madison campus researchers and specialists along with Racine County and Sauk County Family Living Educators and jail officials will provide leadership for this study of young children […]

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