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Supporting the Growth of Tomorrow’s Leaders

Star Blends is proud to support the growth of tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture. For each bag of Star Blends calf feed or milk replacer purchased, Star Blends will donate $0.50 to a local 4-H club or FFA Chapter of your choice. There is a maximum of 600 tags per organization. All submissions must include original […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines Spanish Virtual Town Hall

The Division of Extension Institute of Health & Well-Being is hosting a Spanish language virtual town hall for parents, caregivers, and families where we will share an update on the pandemic, vaccines, and how to keep kids safe while returning to schools. The event will take place Monday, September 27th, 2021 at 10am on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Xx83mic5m8U. *This event will […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Fruits and Vegetables

The Monroe County Nutrition Coalition is offering an activity to highlight September as National Fruit and Vegetable month as well as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. The activity consists of visiting the five designated bridges in Sparta where a different sign has been placed at both entrances to each specific bridge. It provides […]

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2021 Plat Books Have Arrived!

The NEW 2021 Plat books have arrived! Books can be purchased at the Extension Office, Register of Deeds or the Local History Room. Call us at 608-269-8722 for more information. Exact cash or check is appreciated, sorry no credit/debit cards. THANK YOU for your support!

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Late Season Lawn Care Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Monday, August 23rd from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss late season lawn care with Doug Soldat, UW-Madison Turfgrass & Urban Soil Specialist.  During this online talk we will: explore grass selection and ecology discuss aeration, overseeding, and renovation touch on weed control, fertilization, and mowing at this critical […]

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Industrial Hemp Field Days

The UW-Madison Extension Offices of Buffalo, Chippewa and Monroe Counties will host Industrial Hemp Field Days at three locations in western Wisconsin. The dates are August 17, 18, and 25, 2021. The field days will provide information on research projects and results conducted in western Wisconsin. Research and project partners include The HoChunk Nation, Sustainable […]

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Aging Mastery Program

The gift of time, what will you do with it? The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), developed by the National Council on Aging is a nationwide program whose core philosophy believes modest lifestyle changes can produce big results, leading to improved health, stronger economic security, and overall well-being. UW-Madison Division of Extension, in partnership with Monroe County ADRC are excited […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines: On Your Back-to-School Checklist

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

There will be an in-person Beef Quality Assurance Training on September 9, 2021, at the American Legion in Sparta, 1116 Angelo Road.  Check-in at 5:00 p.m., starts at 5:30 p.m., ends by 8:30 p.m. RSVP REQUIRED Seven (7) days before the meeting date as attendance is based on location capacity and any COVID guidelines in place […]

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Moratorium on Residential Evictions Ends

The CDC’s moratorium on residential evictions is ending on Saturday, July 31, 2021, and many renters who have missed payments may be worried about keeping their housing. Financial educators Todd Wenzel and Amanda Kostman have created the following fact sheets – one for renters and the other suggesting eviction alternatives to landlords – to help […]

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