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Wild Wacky Weekday Camp 2016

Crazy Ocean Creatures are coming to Wild Wacky Weekday Camp this year on July 8, 15, and August 9 from 8:30am-2:00pm. Open to all youth ages 5-9 years old. Pre-registration required. Three dates, three locations – choose one day camp to attend! Register today!

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Summer Reading Challenge

Explore another world and visit places you never imagined through reading! Youth in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge and win a prize at the Dodge County Fair.

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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 9am-12pm and every Thursday afternoon from 1pm-4 pm, beginning Tuesday, May 3rd through September 1st. The Certified Master […]

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Nitrate Screening Available

Dodge County UW-Extension is offering nitrate screening beginning February 1st through 2016. Water samples must be submitted in a clean jar. The cost is $3 per sample.

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Master Gardeners – Annual Bus Trip – July 12th

The Dodge County Master Gardener Association are in the final stages of planning for their annual bus tour for 2016 and have a limited number of seats available to the general public to experience this fantastic trip. The tour will be held on Tuesday, July 12th. The trip is open to anyone regardless of affiliation […]

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Lovely Lilacs

“Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes Aside from roses, there is no flower as beautiful and aromatic as lilacs. Lilacs have a distinctive, memorable fragrance. When the smell of lilacs heralds the arrival of spring, where does the […]

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]

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Crops & Soils Agent Arrives – Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing

Let me introduce myself. I am Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, the new UW-Extension Crops and Soils Area Agent with 50% responsibilities in each of Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties.   Both counties have such a rich agricultural history that will let me utilize my diverse background which includes a B.S. in agronomy (crop protection), an M.S. […]

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Kids, Cops & Canines Summer Safety Day Camp

The Dodge County Law Enforcement, Shop with the Cops, and Dodge County 4-H invite ALL youth ages 5-10 to attend the KIDS, COPS & CANINES Summer Safety Day Camp July 20 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Registration deadline is July 8.

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Dame’s Rocket

A plant with pretty pink to purple flowers, a long bloom season, fragrant – especially in the evening, attracts butterflies, deer don’t like it, no disease problems, and easy to grow. Sounds like a perfect ornamental plant for the home garden. Not so fast! This “perfect” plant is dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and it’s on […]