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Extension Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Extension Richland County is committed to serving and working with all residents of our community. We support the work of UW-Madison Division of Extension to further diversity and inclusion, and Richland County institutions who are working to end discrimination & racism.

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Office Staff, Procedures, and Contact Information

Due to the Safer at Home Order put out by the Governor, our staffing, hours, and procedures have changed to follow the latest information available. Please check back frequently as this will be updated and changed to reflect the latest information provided. Please read for more information.

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Richland County Summer Food Preservation Workshop Series 2022

When your garden yields a fresh surplus of produce, or when the farm stand has prices too low to resist, then it’s a good time to preserve your own food at home. If you are brand new to canning and preserving, these workshops will get you off to a great start with the basics of food safety and home food preservation. If you are a more experienced home food preserver, these workshops will help you update your recipes so that you can be sure you are preserving safe, high quality food for your family to enjoy year round.

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Badger Crop Connect Spring 2022 Series

The Badger Crop Connect series provides agronomists, crop consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. CEU’s are available by topic for each presentation. Sign up and join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s at 12:30 p.m. for various topics and discussion.

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“Jumping Worm” – Amynthas spp.

Amynthas species, invasive earthworms from temperate regions of Asia, were found in limited areas near the Visitor Center in fall 2013. Commonly called “jumping worms” or “crazy worms,” Amynthas have since been found elsewhere in Wisconsin, primarily in urban areas. What can you do and how to identify them are topics addressed in this article.

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Beef Cow Calf Workship Scheduled for February 2022

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host its Beef Cow Calf Workshop at three locations and virtually in February 2022. The workshop focuses on selection and development of replacement heifers, management and care of calving heifers, and secure beef supply planning. Pre-registration is required by calling the location you wish to attend; walk-ins are not allowed. Social distancing and other COVID-related recommendations will be followed.

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Annual CAFO update series

Jointly sponsored by UW Madison Division of Extension’s Conservation Professional Training Program and Wisconsin DNR, these workshops are designed for livestock operations near or at WPDES permit size (CAFOs) — owners/management and key staff, their agronomic and engineering consultants, and agency staff and others who work with these operations. Spread over two days, February 15 and 16 and covering a variety of topics.

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