Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much […]

Free Online Gardening Programs

The Extension Horticulture Program has a new lineup of free online gardening programs to celebrate National Pollinator Week in June. These programs are intended to help gardeners of all skill levels to be more successful with helping pollinators throughout Wisconsin. There is no cost to attend, though registration is required for each session. Learn more […]

Clothing Preview

When: Monday, June 24, 2024 Time:  Register at 9 a.m. Judging begins: 9:30 a.m. Where: Assembly Room, Monroe County Justice Center, Sparta Entry Deadline:  June 17, 2024 Registrations are due to the Extension Office or postmarked no later than June 17. Once your registration form is received, more information will be sent to you with details […]

Shooting Sports – Shotgun & .22 Rifle

All 4-H members who signed up for shotgun, .22 rifle or shooting sports projects, have been sent the registration form, safety rules and assumption of risk in mid-April. If you want to participate but didn’t receive the materials, please call the office and we can get them to you. WI State 4-H rules require members […]

Mental Wellness Fair

The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Taskforce, Nutrition Coalition, and Mental Health Coalition is hosting a Mental Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Mueller Square in Sparta from 2 – 6 p.m. Come join us for music, prizes, raffles, root beer floats, popcorn, resources and more!

2024 Summer Intern

We’re looking for an awesome person who is a self starter and likes working with Monroe County youth, partners and volunteers! Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. This is a great opportunity to build your leadership skills. Apply today and help us plan fun summer programs!

Fur, Fin & Feather

This small animal show will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Sparta Barney Community Center and is open to all youth in grades 3-13. There are some classes available for K-2nd. The show gives our youth the opportunity to show their rabbits, poultry, cats and small pets with face-to-face judging. They receive […]

2024 FEED Webinar Series

Learn tips for running and growing a successful food business from specialists and entrepreneurs! This no-cost series of online trainings is for food entrepreneurs and farm-based food businesses. Register now! The UW-Madison Extension Community Food Systems Program will provide no-cost virtual workshops for small-scale food and farming business start-ups during Mondays in April, from April […]

Festival of Arts

Please plan to join us to showcase your talents and skills on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Meadowview Middle School. Review the guidelines and then register by February 24th. Participants will receive an email or letter indicating when their performance is scheduled.

4-H Meats Judging Contest

Mark your calendars for the upcoming State 4-H Meats Judging Contest on Saturday, February 3, 2024. If you have participated in the past or this is the first time you are hearing about the contest, we would love to have you join us for this day of learning, fun, and competition.  What is the 4-H Meats Judging Contest? Have you been to […]

January 2024 Activity Challenge

The Monroe County Nutrition Coalition is running a physical activity challenge during the month of January 2024.  The goal of the challenge is to promote physical activity during the winter by asking participants to complete 30 minutes of activity for at least 20 days throughout the month of January.  A tracking calendar for the challenge […]

Apple Sauce Recall Information

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising consumers to continue to be aware that specific brands of applesauce containing cinnamon have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Do not buy or use the recalled cinnamon applesauce puree pouches because the product may contain harmful levels of lead. These products are no […]

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