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Government Center offices are open regular business hours.

  • Visitors must follow all required health and safety measures. 
  • It is recommended to call before visiting!  Thank you.


Extension Door County
University of Wisconsin-Madison
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Phone: 920-746-2260 (individual e-mail addresses can be found in the directory)
Regular Office Hours:  M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm   Please call before visiting!




Mental Health First Aid programs are free.  For more information and to register, click on the flyers below.  

  • Mental Health First Aid  flyer
  • Mental Health First Aid (Spanish)    flyer
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid    flyer





One of the first steps to having a successful lawn or garden is having your soil tested. A soil test provides more information about the nutrient status of your soil, pH level, organic matter content and texture. The test report also suggests various soil management practices to improve the fertility of the soil for a given crop. 

Follow these steps to properly submit your soil sample:

Note:  The UW Lab does not test/screen for Lead.  Please contact the State Lab of Hygiene if you would like lead screening.  Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene



“Home Owner’s Guide to Pesticide Safety”



Private Applicator:  A person who applies pesticide to produce an agricultural commodity AND pesticides are applied on property that they own, rent or their employer owns or rents. If an applicator does not meet BOTH parts of the definition, they are considered commercial applicators. Example of commercial applicator: Lawn care company or
County Highway employee.

Manual Fee:  $40 — must be purchased online at the UW PAT Store:  https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/default.asp   Scroll down to Private Applicator Training; then select “General Farming 100/101”.  A paper mail order form is available – mail order form a check must be mailed with this option.  


Pesticide Applicator Training

  • SELF-STUDYPurchase a manual on-line at the UW PAT Store.  Each person being trained must purchase a manual.  You then study the manual; when you are ready, contact the Extension office to schedule a date and time to take the test. You must get a 70% passing grade with this option.  Manuals must be purchased on-line from the PAT Store.
  • ON-LINE TRAININGPurchase a manual on-line at the UW PAT Store.  This online training can take the place of in-person training. From time of starting you will have 14 days to complete the training. Please keep the email with link to get back to the training if you leave it. Online training can be taken at any time. You will have access to training for 120 days of registration.  Once you have completed the training you will receive a Completion Receipt that you must show to the test proctor to be coded as attending a training. Register For Online Training   https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/browse_cat.asp?category_id=30

Remember … After completing the on-line training or self-study, you must TEST IN-PERSON at the Door County Extension office. You must call ahead to schedule a time to take the test!  920-746-2260.  With a passing grade, you will receive a 5-year certification.

What to bring on test day:

  • Wisconsin requires that any person taking a certification exam must provide positive identification (a driver’s license) and know their social security number.  Other acceptable forms of ID are: a photo ID, a Birth Certificate plus another form of ID, and your Social Security Number.
  • Your manual with the registration form in the front of the book (will be collected on the day of your test). If you have a “Completion Receipt” from the on-line training, bring that, also.
  • A pocket calculator for the exam, if you think you will need one. Cell phones are not allowed during testing!
  • If you have questions, please call the Extension Door County office at 920-746-2260.

Another option for testing:
Self-Study Test Out Dates at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds  

  • April 6, 9:00 am
  • Must register by calling the Kewaunee County Extension Office at 920-388-7141 or send an email to: erin.dahle@wisc.edu
  • Must bring a #2 pencil, ID, calculator, and Social Security Number








This site can help you learn about becoming a Master Gardener, find information about horticultural topics, and connect to the statewide network of Master Gardener associations.


Learn more about:
Master Gardener Program in Wisconsin
Door County Master Gardeners
Door County Seed Library
The Garden Door — Self-guided tours (Free) – Open every day dawn to dusk.  Located at the Peninsula Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42, Sturgeon Bay



Phone:  920-743-5406


Door County Quality Market Animal Sale