Identification Guide to Toxic Plants in Forages and Pastures Available

New UW-Extension identification guide to toxic plants in forages and pastures available Madison, Wis. – While most plants are safe for livestock to consume, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals if ingested. Recognizing poisonous plants and knowing proper livestock management are important steps in minimizing the potential for poisoning according to […]

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2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report is out.  You may download the PDF (link below), or stop by our office to pick-up a hardcopy in color.

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UW-Extension, Using Evidence Based Strategies Locally and Abroad

In May, I experienced my first international volunteer opportunity, something that many of my fellow UW-Extension educators have done when they can link the volunteer work to their academic work.  While I have traveled extensively on my own, this was the first time I volunteered on a trip.  This opportunity was presented by USAID grant […]

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Photos Needed of Your Home or Community Garden

Show us your communities Garden!   UW Extension needs pictures of excellent examples of home and community gardens growing food!  There are some beauties throughout Douglas County.  If you are a Master Gardener you  will receive one hour of volunteer hours for every 3 pictures sent in! Send to : mailto:Cheryl.shockley@ces.uwex.eduor  jane.anklam@ces.uwex.edu. Along with photos please fill […]

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“Ask a Master Gardener” at Solid Rock Gardens 4:30-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays

The community is invited to stop bye and “Ask a Master Gardener” on Tuesday evenings during the summer from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Solid Rock Garden. University Information will be available for reference.  The Solid Rock Garden is also the Lake Superior Master Gardeners supplemental food garden project site, the gardens are on Weeks Ave and 6th.

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Soil Testing 2017

Soil Testing Soil tests provide specific fertilizer recommendations for your lawn and garden and can help you avoid over-application of fertilizer.  Soil testing is recommended for lawns, gardens, fields, wildlife areas and vegetable and fruit production. Visit our soil testing page for homeowners or our soil test page for farmers for more information or call […]

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What’s the Buzz about Native Bees?

Who and What?  Crystal Boyd will discuss the diversity and status of Minnesota’s native pollinators, plus the challenges they face—including climate change. She will also describe her work updating the Minnesota state species list of bees, how to create a bee-friendly backyard, and potential work in the Laurentian Mixed Forest region. Please buzz on by […]

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Apple Tree Pruning Fact Sheets

UW-Extension Horticulture Agent, Matt Cogger demonstrates proper apple pruning at recent Dahlia Garden Club workshop in the Town of Bennett. It is time to prune your apple trees for a productive harvest.  See this fact sheet for approved techniques! Apple Tree Pruning Fact Sheet

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Douglas County Broadband Forum

On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 UW-Extension in Douglas County hosted a broadband forum for town and village officials, providers, and interested citizens.  If you were unable to join us, please find the resources we discussed here. Materials Presented the Session: Session Agenda – Agenda 011817 Session PowerPoint (what is broadband and creating change) – Douglas County Broadband Forum […]

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Tap Into It

How do you tap into UW-Extension? Help us tell our story by sharing yours UW-Extension wants to hear from you! Tap Into It, is collecting stories and feedback from clients, volunteers, friends and partners like you. We will use your input, stories and testimonials to share the value of our work, to help us tell […]

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