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UW-Extension Douglas County to Hold Office Hours in Towns and Villages

UW-Extension will be conducting office hours and attending town and village meetings throughout the remainder of 2016.  Walk-in office hours will depend on the availability of town or village office space  (see below).  These visits are intended to help town and village residents learn more about the services that UW-Extension provides.  The visiting educator(s) will […]


Inventgenuity Camp

“Inventgenuity” is made up of two words:  Invent and Ingenuity.  Ingenuity is being clever and thinking creatively, and of course Invent means to make something new.  Our camp is designed to allow for a lot of freedom while working on projects.  But be warned, this format will also produce moments of frustration!  Many projects will […]

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64th Annual Spooner Sheep Day

The 64th Annual Spooner Sheep Day will be held at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. at the Station Headquarters (W6646 Hwy 70, Spooner, WI 54801). The educational program will start at 9:15 a.m. and end at approximately 3:30 p.m.


2016 Organic Grain Field Walk Series – July 7th

Topic:  Organic Small Grains Production, Milling and Marketing Locations:  Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI and Lonesome Stone Milling, Lone Rock WI     Time:  10 am – 3 pm Date:  July 7th, 2016 Field days are open to all farmers, agriculture professionals, and those interested in organic and sustainable farming practices.  

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Wisconsin Horticulture Updates

Please join us for this week’s Wisconsin Horticulture Update on Friday mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am through September. Upcoming topics include: June 24:  Open source seeds program July 15:  Mitigating risk of pollinators to pesticides (insecticides, and fungicides) in turf and ornamentals July 22:  Updates on Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stinkbug July […]



4-H JUNIOR CAMP 2016 CAMP INFORMATION; 4-H Junior Camp is for children ages 8-13 as of August 1, 2016. Douglas County has openings for 36 campers. Youth experience a wide range of educational and fun-filled activities and make new friends! CAMP STAFF: Includes the county 4-H educator, kitchen staff, lifeguard, trained 4-H teen counselors, and […]


Interested in making more than $100/hour?!

Interested in making more than $100/hour?! This is not a scam! 4-H youth members from 3rd grade and up can earn $50 – $200 dollars just for filling out some paperwork!  Deadline is June 2nd. If you are diligent about keeping a list of your projects and 4-H activities, simply transfer that information to an […]


Invasive Plant Identification

Help us to learn about the emergence of invasive species!  If you find them in your yard or neighborhood, send a photo and location or GPS point to:  Jane Anklam, Agriculture/Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension, Douglas County at jane.anklam@ces.uwex.edu.  Or post it to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UWEXDouglas .

Parenting Newsletter

Parenting Information When You Need It

Finding reliable parenting information and advice on the web can be overwhelming! How do you know what you can trust — especially when you are busy and there’s just so little time? Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. They are […]


Cyber Security for Home Computer Users, Stop-Think-Connect

Cyber Security presented to: Douglas County – Home and Community Education Conference The Internet provides endless possibilities to connect citizens to the world.  However, the Internet also presents a number of security threats to users – novice to experienced.  At the April 21st regional HCE conference, James Anderson presented on cyber security to help HCE […]