Responding to Horticulture Inquiries

Members of the UW‐Extension Horticulture Team will be hosting the annual professional development “Responding to Horticulture Inquiries” at three locations in cooperation with the respective County UW‐Extension offices.  The program objectives are to:

Acquaint UW‐Extension agents, educators, office staff and Master Gardener Volunteers with information on UW‐Extension diagnostic services, written and web‐based horticulture resources, and UW‐Extension personnel who can assist in answering horticulture‐related questions.

The program information and schedule are as follows:

Dunn County
Friday April 20th, 2018


Dunn Co. Comm. Services Bldg
3001 US Highway 12 E, Room 54
Menomonie, WI 54751

Registration deadline: April 13th

Katie Wantoch

Link to registration flyer at

Dane County
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm

Dane County UW‐Extension
5201 Fen Oak Dr, Ste 138
Madison, WI  53718

Registration deadline: May 15

Lisa Johnson

Link to online registration at

Portage County
Wednesday May 23, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm

Portage County UW‐Extension
1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481‐2947

Registration deadline: May 16

Denise Rocha

Link to the registration flyer at

The sessions this year will be $20 (except Dane Co., at $25), which includes lunch. You must make a reservation by the deadline listed for each location with the respective UW‐Extension office where you would like to attend. Please use the appropriate registration form for the county where you would like to attend the program!
Program includes:

  • Strategies for Effectively Answering Horticulture Questions in a County UW‐Extension Office, by host group
  • 2018 Plant Insect Update, PJ Liesch, UW‐Extension Insect Diagnostics Lab
  • Communicating Pesticide Risk and Sustainable Pest Management to the General Public, Paul Koch, UW‐Extension
    Turfgrass Specialist
  • 2018 Weed Update, Mark Renz, UW‐Extension Weed Scientist
  • 2018 Plant Disease Update, Brian Hudelson, UW‐Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
  • UW‐Madison/Extension Diagnostic Services, Brian Hudelson, UW‐Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic

Directions to our building: The UW Extension Dunn County office is located in the Dunn County Community Services Building (formerly the Dunn County Health Care Center) on the East side of the City of Menomonie.  Our red brick building is located on a frontage road just off of Highways 12 and 29 East.  Conference room 54 is located in the basement of our building.

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