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Great Space Superior, a holiday pop-up

  Visit Great Space Superior on Facebook. UW-Extension Douglas County is excited to be a partner in this project that we have been working on for a couple of months with the area economic development community. We are excited to announce Great Space Superior, a holiday pop-up market. This is a great opportunity for makers, […]

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Recovering Produce from Flooded Fields and Gardens Resources

Resources are available to help growers and consumers with assessing whether or not they can recover produce from flooded fields and gardens: Food Safety for Flooded Farms https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/2018/08/31/food-safety-for-flooded-farms/ Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater (for consumers) https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/2018/08/30/guidelines-for-consuming-late-season-produce-exposed-to-floodwater/  

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7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers

UW-Extension and the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board are partnering to bring AARP Foundation educational programming to the area. UW-Extension in Douglas County is facilitating 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers throughout the county. In July and August the first sessions were held in Solon Spring at the Community Center, and in Superior at the […]

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Douglas County Businesses are Mirroring Demographic Changes

In July, UW-Extension researchers released Slow Churn: Declining Dynamism in America’s Dairyland (Conroy, Chen, Chriestenson, Kures, & Deller). This special report on the Wisconsin economy examined business births and deaths in all 72 Wisconsin counties. Outside of Dane and Eau Claire Counties, the picture for net business growth in Wisconsin is bleak. Most Wisconsin counties […]

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Recovering Flooded Forages and Food Safety Resources for Flooded areas

Recovering Flooded Forages (pdf version available) Source: Team Forages, Prepared by Dan Undersander, Professor Emeritus Recovering Flooded Forages Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean (pdf version available) Source: Shawn Conley, UW Soybean Specialist Please click to view information on: Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean Safely Using Flooded Produce (pdf version available) Source: Wisconsin Horticulture: Prepared by […]

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Husky Listening Session – Full Report (Release 1)

UW-Extension Douglas County and The Reserve (National Estuarine Research Reserve) would like to thank everyone who participated in the May 14 community listening session. We have done our best to capture citizen comments, concerns, and outstanding questions as presented. We have then sorted, and in some cases re-classified (from one question to another) or duplicated some […]

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Husky Fire – Listening Session, Draft Report

The first part of the draft report of citizen comments and questions collected at the May 14 community listening session is now posted. The second half of the report with themed and grouped comments will follow, following an internal review and editing. Download the draft report in PDF format by clicking the link below. Husky […]

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Soil and Gardening Health Information

Do you have questions about any potential contamination to soils following the Husky Superior Refinery fire?  Douglas County Public Health released this fact sheet (download here) on May 3, 2018. In addition, the UW-Extension publication: Soil Contaminants in Community Gardens (UWEX Learning Store, scroll down and click PDF for free download), might of useful.

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