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Avian Influenza in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has issued a news release: DATCP Implementing Response to Contain, Eliminate Avian Influenza Virus in Wisconsin. Strict biosecurity should be encouraged for all poultry producers, no matter the size of their operation.

'My Third Place' by James Anderson

My Third Place

As the Community and Economic Development Educator for UW Extension, the concept of the Third Place has a critical economic development role. While Oldenburg recognized that people often find such a place and coined the term Third Place… long before, William H. Whyte wrote and reflected on the idea that people seek public and open spaces to make their own.


Spring Lawn Care

A healthy, dense lawn offers numerous benefits to the environment and community. Read University of Wisconsin Extension Lawn Publications and Fact Sheets and fact sheets on grass species selection, establishment, fertilization, and maintenance of a healthy lawn.


Straw Bale Gardening

You can grow almost anything in a straw bale but some plants are easier than others. Carrots, onions, potatoes and corn may be a challenge. Besides vegetables, strawberries absolutely love to grow in straw bales. Annual flowers can be added to the sides to dress up your bales or the whole bale can be used to make a splash of color in the garden.