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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Training Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

In April, I had the privilege to be invited to return to Bangladesh to continue work I started in the spring of 2017. In May 2017, I visited Bangladesh on an USAID Farmer-to-Farmer trip to consult with the Department of Youth Development on an entrepreneurship curriculum. This year, I returned to help them implement this […]

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Pink Eye of Potato

pink eye potato disease photo is pink eye? Pink eye is a disorder of potato tubers that can cause costly storage losses for potato growers and can reduce tuber quality to the point where tubers will be rejected by potato processors. Pink eye not only directly affects tubers, but also makes tubers more susceptible to […]

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Douglas County Continuity of Operations Planning

UW-Extension has been offering project management and educational services to Douglas County as it updates departmental and county-wide continuity of operations plans (COOP). UW-Extension facilitated a two-part workshop series that provided an active learning environment for departments to learn about the COOP planning process, and begin drafting their departmental plans. Below are the documents used […]

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UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Badger Bonanza Lamb Show ~ April 29, 2018

UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Badger Bonanza Lamb Show Mark your calendar for this year’s Badger Bonanza Lamb Show on Sunday, April 29, 2018! This event will again be a double-header show that will take place at the Arlington Public Events Center (N695 Hopkins Rd., Arlington, WI 53911). UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club annually hosts the […]

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2018 Responding to Horticulture Inquiries

2018 Responding to Horticulture InquiriesMembers of the UW‐Extension Horticulture Team will be hosting the annual professional development “Responding toHorticulture Inquiries” at three locations in cooperation with the respective County UW‐Extension offices. The programobjectives are to: Acquaint UW‐Extension agents, educators, office staff and Master Gardener Volunteers with information on UW‐Extension diagnostic services, written and web‐based horticulture […]

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