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Tractor and Machinery Safety

Wisconsin Safe Operation of Tractor and Machinery Certification Program 2017   Who should attend? 12-16 year olds who will be operating tractors or self-propelled farm machinery on public roads for their own family 14-15 year olds who need the federal certificate of training for employment on farm in accordance with Part 570, Child Labor Regulations, […]

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Parenting Education and Support Programs

**NEW WEB PAGE** (added 5/11/16) Columbia County CARES (Creating a Responsive and Effective System for Promoting and Protecting our Children’s Wellbeing) is a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to promote the wellbeing of children, youth and families in the county. We have created this list of Parenting Education and Support Programs in Columbia […]


Columbia County Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts of Columbia County is a project of the Columbia County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) and Columbia County UW-Extension.  The mission is to celebrate the agricultural heritage of our county through the warmth and beauty of quilting art.  To learn more, click here.    


Because of UW-Extension

“Because of UW-Extension” Social Media Campaign Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-2017 Wisconsin budget included a $250 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System. This severe and abrupt cut represents an approximate 13 percent reduction to the State of Wisconsin’s General Purpose Revenue (GPR) support for the UW System. Because UW-Extension is part of the UW […]

2015 Columbia County Plat Book Front Page Photo

2015 Columbia County Plat Book

2015 Columbia County Plat Books are $28.00 per book, plus an additional $2.75 per book for shipping.   Please mail a check for $30.75 made payable to Columbia County UW-Extension to LuAnn Olson, Columbia County UW-Extension, 120 West Conant Street, Suite 201, Portage, WI 53901.  If you are a governmental agency, you may request a bill from LuAnn […]


Columbia County Local Foods

(last updated 5/23/16) More Information will be coming soon!! Click on the Brochure to see Farmers Market locations, Food Resources, and more 2016 Columbia County Local Foods Brochure  (PDF, 2 pages, 103 KB) Also visit the Wisconsin Local Food network for more Local Food events and information http://wilocalfood.wordpress.com/. Food and Value Added Agriculture http://fyi.uwex.edu/aic/local-food/