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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 […]


Affordable Care Act

Looking for information about the Affordable Care Act? Find resources and a link to enroll at the Health Insurance Marketplace with a few easy clicks. What is the Affordable Care Act?  Click here to learn more.

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 Joyce Dunbar, Columbia County UW-Extension, 120 West Conant Drive, Suite 201, Portage, WI 53901.  If you are a governmental agency, you may request a bill from […]

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Columbia County Local Foods

(last updated 6/25/15) Click on the Brochure to see Farmers Market locations, Food Resources, and more 2015 Columbia County Local Foods Brochure (PDF, 2 pages, 103 KB) 2012 Columbia County Local Foods Resources  (PDF, 3 pages, 134 KB) Also visit the Wisconsin Local Food network for more Local Food events and information http://wilocalfood.wordpress.com/. Food and Value […]