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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Understanding Your Property Tax Bill

  Do you need help understanding your property tax bill?  Download this one-page guide (PDF), which will show you how to interpret the information. This guide will help you understand: Land value vs. improvements value Total assessed value Average assessment ratio Estimated fair market value Taxing jurisdictions that are included on your bill Net assessed value […]

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Welcome to the New Douglas County Master Gardener Volunteers

After a rigorous, hands-on training the Douglas County Master Gardener trainees have completed their training and are planning their projects.  Many thanks to Jane Anklam, Agriculture/Horticulture educator from UW-Extension, Douglas County who led the group through gardening practices, actual pest and disease problems, what questions to ask and how to organize a project – plus […]

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Straw Bale Gardening Update

As the snow flies and the temperatures drop, let’s not forget the hard work and great results we had over the last summer.  Many homeowners tried straw bale gardening and help us help others by sharing their challenges and success. From the garden of Ruth and John Ludwig:  Year 2

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Agriculture Podcasts – A new way to learn from UW-Extension

Check out Agriculture Podcasts from UW-Extension!   This month’s podcast is  Fall Manure Application: Part 4 Preventing Nutrient Loss Manure is a valuable source of nutrients, so it’s important to retain as much of that manure on the field as possible. In this podcast episode, UW-Extension specialists discuss ways to prevent nutrient loss after fall manure […]

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Multiple Life Roles may be Source of Caregiver Stress

Informal caregiving may offer personal benefits to person providing care It’s no mystery that many informal caregivers—individuals who provide unpaid support to family members or friends with illness or disabilities—often feel stressed. “Informal caregivers’ responsibilities can cover a wide range,” says Kristin Litzelman, a University of Wisconsin-Extension specialist in family and financial well-being during mid […]

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