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Wildlife Damage Primer

Worried about rabbits nibbling on your woody ornamental plants over winter? Chipmunks or squirrels terrorize your garden beds? Confused about best tactics for combating deer browsing? In this program, we will learn how to apply the concepts of randomness and diversity in tackling wildlife damage in our landscapes. This event is in-person and will not […]

Winterizing the Lawn and Garden

Learn how to put your garden and lawn to bed. We will cover the steps to prepare perennial and vegetable beds to rest for the winter as well as fall lawn care. In many ways, the work done in the fall is the most important to prevent pests and disease damage. This event is in-person […]

Wisconsin State Fair 2024 Farm and Home Applications

The 2024 Wisconsin State Fair Sesquicentennial and Century Farms applications are now available. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. Please contact Jill Albanese at 414-777-0580 or jill.albanese@wistatefair.com with any questions. 2024 Century Farm and Home Application 2024 Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Application

Extension Office Closed

The UW Marathon County Extension office will be closed October 27 from 12-4:30pm and November 1-3. Please plan accordingly. If you need to reach someone during these times, contact Jeremy Solin at 715-498-7051.

Extension Central News Fall 2023

Check out the latest fall edition of Extension Central News. The mission is to be the primary sources of research based agricultural information and education for the agricultural community in Central Wisconsin. Extension Central News Fall 2023

Come Derby with Us!

Come Derby with Us!  Do you have a youth that is interested in cars and racing?  Then we have the event for you.  Pinewood Derby is an event that allows youth to decorate wooden cars that can then be raced for fun. If your youth is interested in creating and racing a derby car, sign-up […]

Bring Them Inside

As the nightly temperatures turn cold, it is time to bring our plants inside for the season. The transition indoors can be very stressful on plants. In this program, we will cover considerations to help reduce the stress, including light, fertilizer, pests, and watering. For registration and more information, go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.

Sustainable Lawn Care

What does it mean to have an organic lawn? How does that compare with reduced risk turf management? Can you have a beautiful lawn and reduce the amount of inputs like fertilizers and pesticides? In this program we will cover specific strategies to improve your lawn’s health while reducing the risk to the environment. For […]

Choosing Herbaceous Ornamentals

Ornamental plants add enjoyment and therapeutic benefits to our lives, but they require proper care to perform their best. In this class, you’ll learn about growing annuals for specific purposes, selecting perennials, and general perennial maintenance. For registration and more information go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.

Don’t Waste Your Thyme! Composting 101

Learn the best practices to effectively manage yard trimmings and other organic materials generated at your home. This class will be interactive in nature. We will cover the composting process, materials and methods, using the compost and other options for managing yard trimmings and food scraps. This event is in-person and will not be recorded. […]

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