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Extension Snapshot

The Extension Snapshot provides a brief overview of happenings the Columbia County Extension Educators have been participating in. Click on the link to see the latest edition. Extension Snapshot – June 30, 2020 (PDF, 4 pages)

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Extension is following the guidance of the CDC, Wisconsin DHS, the Governor, and the UW-Madison Campus. Our priority is the health of ourselves, our coworkers, our neighbors, and everyone in our communities. We are telecommuting and limiting events to virtual or no-contact in our efforts to protect those around us.

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Food safety at farmers’ markets this summer

Spring is a time when we prepare gardens for new seedlings, clear pots for new flowers, and enjoy fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs and much more. While there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by food, take some commonsense precautions and help keep everyone safe and healthy this summer. At the […]

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Broadband Availability

Below are some resources for broadband availability. Click on the “Read More” link to read more about the resources. 1)      Charter Communications: Will offer free access to broadband for 60 days to households with K-12 and / or college students 2)      AT&T: Removing data caps associated with their wireless and wired connections (see “Customer Offers”) 3)      Comcast:  Increases access and speeds to […]

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COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed to no sooner than July 15, 2020. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin […]

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Parents Forever

Parents Forever is a co-parenting class available online or in-person.  For more information and a schedule:  https://columbia.extension.wisc.edu/family-living/parents-forever

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Pressure Canner Testing

  Extension Columbia County can test the dial gauge on pressure canners.  If you have a pressure canner that you’d like to have checked, please bring it in to your county Extension Office.  You may also want to review the publication “Using & Caring for a Pressure Canner” by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Presto Pressure […]

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COLUMBIA COUNTY BARN QUILTS

See one of the recently added quilts to the Columbia County barn quilts trail!  It is located at the Historic Indian Agency House, 1490 Agency House Road, Portage. The house was built in 1832, and the honeycomb pattern was commonly used in quilting with the colors turkey red and indigo blue.  See more barn quilts around Columbia […]

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2018 Columbia County Plat Book

The 2018 Columbia County Plat Book is now available to pick up at the Columbia County UW- Extension Office, located at 112 E. Edgewater Street, Room 212, Portage, WI. The price of the new Plat Book is $30.00 and checks can be made payable to:  CC 4-H Leader’s Association.  The 2018 Plat Book is a […]

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