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Annual Sheep Fitting Contest

Come to the Dodge County Fairgrounds in the Farm Progress Arena Tuesday, August 18th at 8 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Sheep Fitting Contest. This event gives sheep project youth the opportunity to demonstrate project growth by practicing their fitting skills and competing for prizes. Fitters will have one hour total to fit their animal. […]

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge – Everyone Wins!

Explore another world! Visit places you never imagined visiting! Do it through reading! Relax with a book, kindle or nook. Record your reading on a 4-H Reading Challenge Record Sheet. Read any number of books and you can receive a prize at the Dodge County Fair.

Help Line

Ask A Master Gardener!

Dodge County Master Gardener Association and Dodge County UW-Extension announce the opening of the Ask A Master Gardener Helpline. Certified Master Gardener Volunteers will answer your questions about your yard, garden or plants every Tuesday morning from 9-noon and every Thursday afternoon from 1-4 pm, beginning Tuesday, May 5th. The Certified Master Gardener Volunteers will […]

4-H Clover

4-H 101

Check out 4-H 101, the Special Emphasis theme designed to offer 4-H members and volunteers an opportunity to go back to the basics about the 4-H program.

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July 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 July DCMGV Meeting Recap 7/23/15 The July program was a tour of the BrynTeg Farm by Gary and Caryl Watterson. The acreage of BrynTeg Farm has been in the same family since 1963. They use all-natural, time-tested growing processes: vegetables, herbs, and most fruits are grown free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and the […]


June 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 June DCMGV Meeting Recap 6/25/15 The June Master Gardener Meeting featured veterinarian Dr. Vicky Smith. Her practice is at Wyllow Pet Hospital in Beaver Dam. Dr. Smith’s topic was “Pets and the Garden.” In her PowerPoint presentation and accompanying handout, she focused on three areas: safety, environmental enrichment and coexistence of pets and plants. […]

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May 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 May DCMGV Meeting Recap 5/28/15 The subject of the Dodge County Master Gardener Association program was Composting. Carol Shirk and Diane Hemling, both Master Gardeners and Master Composters, shared what they have learned about composting through their formal training and from their own experiences. Carol and Diane began their presentation with two pre-tests. One […]

Common Purslane

Purslane: To Eat or Not to Eat

One of the bane’s of gardening is weed management. Some weeds fall into the “if you can’t beat them join them” category. Purslane is one of those weeds. Common purslane, Portulaca oleracea, is an edible weed. In fact, in many parts of the world, it is cultivated because of its high nutrient value. It has […]