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 OF VACANCY - SHERIFF
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

LAKE COUNTY is currently seeking a candidate for appointment of a full-time Sheriff. The appointment will be made by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The appointment will begin on January 9, 2023, and end on January 5, 2025. All letters of interest must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. Click here for the full Notice of Vacancy

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Second half property taxes are due by October 31. 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 October 31. Please send your tax stubs to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land.
Please note: Payments received or postmarked after October 31st will reflect a late fee and interest.

Application for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Due on 11/1
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Application must be made and submitted to the Director of Equalization on or before November 1.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 10/25/2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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

County Offices Closed - 10/10/2022
Friday, September 23, 2022

County offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Native American Day.

Absentee Voting Begins - 9/23/2022
Friday, September 23, 2022

Absentee voting begins on 9/23/2022 for the General Election on 11/8/2022.

Riparian Buffer Strip Deadline - 10/15
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Applications are due to the Director of Equalization's office on or before October 15, 2022. Per SDCL 10-6-116, landowners may receive a reduction in property value of 40 percent of any eligible riparian buffer strip. The law specifies 575 lake listings and 11,000 miles of streams that are eligible.

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