Lake County Extension Office

Mission: To serve the people through an educational process that helps them improve their lives by applying unbiased, scientific knowledge focused on issues and needs.

Core Values:

  • Responsive: Extension will exceed client expectations in the timeliness and quality of programs and information presented.
  • Excellence: The motivating factor for Extension’s continued growth and improvement will be continued commitment to excellence.
  • Accountable: Relevant and useful data will be gathered and applied to decision-making about organizational changes, allocation of resources, program priorities, staffing patterns, and professional development for Extension personnel.
  • Credible: Extension will address problems and issues with unbiased analysis and research based answers.
  • Respectful: Rather than make decisions for the citizens of South Dakota, Extension will present alternatives and provide assistance in the decision making process.
  • Catalytic: Through cooperative and collaborative partnerships, Extension will help cause change across South Dakota.

Staff

Jennifer Hayford

4-H Advisor

Carrie Schiernbeck

Office Manager and 4-H Assistant Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Extension
1000 S Egan Ave
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7603

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday (excluding Holidays)

Announcements

Notice to Bidders - Weed Contract Spraying and Riprap
Monday, April 5, 2021

The County Commission will receive sealed bids until 9:00 a.m. on 4/19/21 for contract spraying of county right-of-way and riprap for noxious weeds. Bids will be publicly opened at 9:30 a.m. Bids will be reviewed and awarded by Lake County at a subsequent meeting of the Lake County Commission. Click here for the full notice.

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - First Half
Thursday, April 1, 2021

First half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes due by the end of April. Please bring your tax notices with you. Tax payments must be made for the exact amount only.
Tax payments may be sent to the Treasurer's Office at 200 E. Center St, Madison, SD 57042 and MUST be postmarked by April 30. Please send your tax stubs to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land. Please note: Payments received or postmarked after April 30th will reflect a late fee and interest.

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Treasurer's Office also offers a drop box for property tax payments located between the double doors of the north entrance to the courthouse. Payments must include the payment coupon or parcel number with each payment and be in the exact amount only (all others will be returned). If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments dropped off after 4:30 p.m., M-F will be credited the following business day.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 4/27/2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for May Planning Commission meeting.

Weed and Pest Board Vacancy
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

No interest applications have been received to fill the vacancy on our Weed and Pest Board. The application period will now remain open until the vacancy is filled. To download and view the interest application, please click here.

Load Limits - Effective 3/01/2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the list of restrictions. Seasonal road restrictions will remain in effect until lifted by the Lake County Highway Superintendent.

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