WiBee App Tracks Wild Bee Pollinators

The WiBee App (pronounced wee-bee) is publicly available for anyone to use, whether you are a gardener, grower, student, or just interested in bees. The goal of the WiBee App is to observe and collect data on the abundance and diversity of wild bees visiting blooming crops on your farm. With the app, you complete […]

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Rampant Ravaging Rusts

I really love this time of the year as plants emerge once again after their long winter naps.  I also love the fact that I now get to start looking once again for some of my favorite plant diseases.  At the top of the list at this time of the year are the rust diseases.  […]

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Did you remember to do your tick check?

Warmer temperatures mean that Wisconsinites are spending a lot more time enjoying the outdoors with activities such as gardening, hiking, picnicking, and camping. However, spring also happens to be a season of peak tick activity in the Midwest. Ticks may be small but can have big health impacts as they carry diseases such as Lyme […]

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Shoreline Gardening Free Webinar Event

Shoreline Gardening for Healthy Lakes – March 18th, 6:00-7:30pm Healthy shorelines provide many benefits, especially when it comes to keeping our lakes free from pollution and places where we want to live and play. In this webinar, you will learn what rain gardens are and how this special type of low maintenance garden can filter […]

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Take Action To Keep Our Lakes Healthy

Our lakes are vital to where we live, work and play. But they need our help! Lesser celandine, Phragmites, and knotweed are three invasive plants in southern Wisconsin that grow in wet areas, such as shorelines, and have significant impacts on our lakes. Learn how to identify them, their affects, and how you can take action […]

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WISCONSIN DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES COVID-19 GUIDELINES

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. WALWORTH.EXTENSION.WISC.EDU or call (262) 741-4951 for more. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin […]

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UW-Madison Science Expeditions (CANCELED)

Do not miss this incredible FREE opportunity! Explore science, engineering and what UW-Madison has to offer! This three day weekend is exploding with an amazing range of different sciences and engineering! Talk with researchers and UW scientists! Visit research labs, libraries, and field sites! This open house is FREE and open to all! 3 days! […]

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Lifelong Gardening

On Monday, November 11, in conjunction with Rotary Botanical Gardens, Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association will host the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, who will present Lifelong Gardening – an award winning presentation on how adaptive tools can make gardening as we age easier, more convenient and safer. The Lifelong Gardening Committee of the Southeast Wisconsin […]

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2019 Prairie Walk

The 2019 Prairie Walk has been scheduled on Tuesday July 23 in Burlington. Registration will begin at 8:30AM followed by our program at 9AM. We have some very special guests this year that will speak on pollinators and conservation. This year we will meet at Jeff and Molly Keller’s property on Spring Prairie Road. W775 […]

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Tractor Safety Course 2019

Our goal in offering the Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Course is two-fold. First, it provides parents with an opportunity to meet State and Federal mandates for children who will be operating farm equipment. Second, and equally important, our efforts are meant to keep our children safe on the farm and the busy highways we deal […]

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