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2018 Well Water Testing Program Results

Sauk County Well Water Testing Program Sponsored by Local Town Boards, Sauk County UW-Extension and the Conservation, Planning & Zoning Department. 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 […]

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2018 Sauk County Farm Connect Guide

Ever wonder how to find your local farmers? Interested in buying local but unsure where to go? Need to find fresh, delicious food? We know where to look!! The Sauk County Farm Connect Guide 2018 is available for the 2018 season. This publication connects you with your local producers throughout Sauk County. The publication is free […]

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The Digital Divide and Sauk County

Is Sauk County’s digital divide hindering our local economy? According to Purdue Center for Regional Development Sauk County is missing out on $15.4 million dollars in economic benefit over the next 20 years as a result of a lack of broadband infrastructure.  Interested in learning more? Contact Community Resource Development Educator, Jennifer Erickson, at 608-355-3252 or […]

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Design Reedsburg Final Report

On May 4, 2017, a group of 21 planning and design professionals found their way to Reedsburg, Wisconsin to dedicate their time and expertise in hopes of helping the community discover their shared vision for the future.  The Design Reedsburg Final Report documents the outcomes of the Design Wisconsin Team’s visit. The Design Wisconsin Team The […]

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Women and Political Ambition

Studies have documented the disproportionately low number of women holding state and federal elective offices.This is also true of local elective offices in Wisconsin. So, why don’t women run? Learn more about women running for office by reading the article “Women and Political Ambition: The Wisconsin Local Government Perspective” by Community Resource Development Educator, Jennifer […]

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Sauk County Population and Demographic Trends

Sauk County UW-Extension recently had Dan Veroff, Extension Demographic Specialist, from the Applied Population Laboratory compile population and demographic trends within Sauk County.  The data includes information on overall population changes, age and aging, what date says about race and ethnic diversity, languages spoken at home, housing, employment and commuting, and crimes and arrests. Sauk […]

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Paddle the Baraboo Guide and Map Now Available

Take a look at our recently updated and published Paddle the Baraboo River Guide and Map. The map have been updated with new access information and better paddling time estimates.  The map is intended for people interested in paddling the Baraboo River and are primarily distributed through the Baraboo and Reedsburg Chambers of Commerce or the […]

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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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Sauk County Rail Economic Impact Findings

The University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX) in Sauk County has collaborated with the Pink Lady Rail Transit Commission (PLRTC) to conduct periodic surveys of rail users on the Merrimac to Reedsburg freight rail line (26 miles) since 1988. The purpose of this effort is to track rail usage and assess the economic impact of the rail […]

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