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2016 Fall Beef Meetings – Wednesday – September 7th

Dodge County Extension will be hosting a fall beef meeting with a focus on direct marketing on Wednesday, September 7th. This educational opportunity will start with a tour of Cedar Road Meat Market (N5200 Cedar Road, Iron Ridge) at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will then move to the Dodge County Administration Building (127 East Oak […]

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Conservation Aids Grant – applications due Sept 5, 2016

Conservation Aids Grant – applications DUE NO LATER than September 5, 2016! Applications for the County Conservation Aids Grant Program are now being accepted in the Dodge County UW-Extension office. To be eligible, projects must improve fish and wildlife habitat in Dodge County. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered. Complete information […]

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Ask A Master Gardener!

The Dodge County Master Gardener Association, in conjunction with UW Extension, offers help to all gardeners when problems arise or when they simply need a little encouragement. The Help Line is open at 127 E. Oak Street, Room E on Tuesday mornings 9-12 and Thursday afternoons 1-4 until September 1, 2016. However, if a gardener […]

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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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Bee a Wasp Promoter

Most people have come to realize that bees are important pollinators and with the exception of a few unfortunate encounters, peacefully coexist with them. However, wasps are an entirely different matter. Even cartoonists depict bees as cute, sweet, friendly creatures, while wasps are shown as evil, angry characters. So, are wasps beneficial or just pests? […]

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Roadside Beauties

July brings patriotism, hot weather, hot dogs, fireworks, and beautiful chicory blooming along the roadsides in Wisconsin. The pretty blue blooms are common chicory, Cichorium intybus, a plant that originated in the Mediterranean and was cultivated in North America from the 1700s until the 1950s when it became more economical to import it. Now, it […]

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Summer Berries

What are the berries that first come to mind? Blueberry? Strawberry? Raspberry? What about bananas, watermelon, tomatoes or grapes? According to the botanical definition of a berry, berries include currants, blueberries, cranberries, and also bananas, tomatoes, watermelon, grapes and pumpkins. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are not berries at all, but are classified as an aggregate […]

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