2022 Extension Iron County Program Survey

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Iron County office would like to invite you to complete our 2022 Extension Iron County Program Survey, which was created to gather feedback for future programming. Your input will help us better understand our program impact and opportunities.

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Home Composting

The following video is designed as an overview of composting for the home composter so that they can successfully recycle their lawn, garden and food wastes back into their environments. Continue reading to learn more about compost and the different components of an efficient home composter.

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2021 Annual Report to the Iron County Board of Supervisors

WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE OUR 2021 ANNUAL REPORT TO THE IRON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WITH YOU!

This report features the impactful programming conducted in 2021 by the Extension Iron County office, from all of our major educational programs in Community Resource Development, 4-H Youth Development, FoodWIse Nutrition Education and Horticulture/Agriculture.

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Maple Syrup Processing-Sap to Bottle

Our final video in our Beginner Maple Syrup Maker Series is now available! In this video, you will learn about the different methods and containers you can use to cook your syrup! For more details, continue reading. Happy Tapping!

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Tapping Maple Trees for Maple Syrup Making

Just in time for maple sugaring season, Extension Agriculture Educator, Darrin Kimbler with special guest Extension Maple Syrup Project Manager, Jeremy Solin, present the third video in the Beginner Maple Syrup Maker series. In this video, you will learn about the proper tools for tapping trees, appropriate size of trees, number of taps you can put in a tree for a sustainable sugarbush, and much more!

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A Guide to Taps and Containers used in Maple Syrup Making

It is important to gather your gear for maple syrup making well before the sugaring season begins. Check out the second video in a four-part series designed for the beginner maple syrup maker. In this video, we discuss the different sizes and types of taps available to use when tapping your maple trees, containers to use and MORE!

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Master Gardener Volunteer Week, April 5-9, 2021

The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program will be celebrating Master Gardener Volunteer Week April 5-9, 2021!
Master Gardener Volunteers are an important part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Iron County.  Volunteers make a positive difference in our communities.  Through hours of community service by answering diagnostic questions, educating the public on horticultural topics, growing and donating food to local pantries, beautifying community spaces, conducting workshops, and more, these volunteers work tirelessly to make our communities an incredible place to live.

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Growing Tomatoes in Cool Climates

A fresh off the vine homegrown ripe tomato is the pinnacle of many folks’ gardening season but getting tomatoes to ripen in our northern climate can be tricky some years. Join Darrin Kimbler, Extension Iron County’s Agriculture Educator and the Mercer Library on Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 am for a Growing Tomatoes in Cool Climates virtual Zoom class. Darrin will be discussing strategies on how to get the best homegrown tomatoes. Pre-registration is required!

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Planning a Seed Saving Garden

Join UW-Madison Extension Iron County’s Darrin Kimbler and Mercer Library on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 am for a Planning a Seed Saving Garden virtual Zoom class. Are you interested in saving your vegetable seeds from year to year for your garden? Maybe you want to create your own heirloom vegetables to pass down to your family? We will be discussing common vegetable: life cycles, pollination requirements, isolation distances and the “sneaky” problem plants. Pre-registration is required!

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