• Office Access During Pandemic

    The Rock County Extension Office will have limited capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak and is currently closed to visitors. Extension staff will be working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. Employees will have access to email and phone messages.

    See below for how to learn more about our events and programming:

    La oficina de Extension Rock County tendrá una capacidad limitada durante la epidemia de COVID-19, y en el presente, está cerrada al público.  El equipo de Extension estará trabajando de una forma remota en acuerdo con el reglamento de las agencias locales y del estado.  Además, respetará las decisiones de UW-Madison.  Los empleados tendrán acceso a sus correos electrónicos y sus mensajes de voz.

    Lean a continuación para aprender más acerca de nuestros eventos y programas.

    Phone: 608-757-5066
    Email: tara.hanley@wisc.edu
    Facebook: UW-Madison Division of Extension Rock County

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