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Message to our community

We are heartbroken by the senseless loss of yet another Black life, a reflection of the ongoing systemic racism and the broader social and economic injustices in our country. As members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dane County community, we concur with the words of Karl Martin, Dean of Extension and our County Executive […]

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Dane County Extension Office is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Extension staff are working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. The latest health guidance on responding to the COVID-19 virus is “flattening the curve” or limiting the spread of the virus via protective measures. We are following best practices and the latest policy guidelines […]

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COVID-19 and Extension Resources

Public Health Madison/Dane County COVID Resources – Public Health Madison/Dane County has the latest announcements and really helpful information and links to the CDC and other resources on this page. Extension Specific Resources Dane County Extension is closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on our community and our Extension programming. We are following the […]

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The 2020 Dane County Plat Book is still available

The book offers detailed information about county roads, rural land ownership, parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. Additionally, the book details land ownership, approximate parcel size, and county and town roads. It also shows the locations of Dane County parks, publicly owned lands, churches, schools, cemeteries and municipal halls. Other unique features of the book include […]

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Alissa Grenawalt named Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for Dane County

Dane County Extension welcomes Alissa Grenawalt as their Ag in the Classroom Educational Program Coordinator.  Alissa hales from Beloit, WI, where she grew up on her family’s beef and crop farm in the southwest corner of Rock County and earned her BS and MS degrees in Animal Science and Agriculture Industries from UW Platteville. In […]

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Online StrongBodies Classes

UW-Madison Extension is offering virtual StrongBodies/Women classes for participants in WI (English & Spanish) WHEN: Tues/Thurs 9am starting July 7th, 2020 through August. HOW TO SIGN UP: ● English StrongBodies Statewide Virtual Registration: English Registration ● Spanish StrongBodies Statewide Virtual Registration: Spanish Registration ● Confirmation of online access to classes will be sent with a follow-up […]

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Taller Para Productores Lecheros: Manejo De Datos

Mejore su entendimiento acerca de informes DHI y conteo de células somáticas Este taller se llevará a cabo el 8 de Julio a través de una video conferencia Regístrese via Eventbrite aquí: Taller Para Productores Lecheros: Manejo De Datos Los productores lecheros pueden aprender a mejorar la gestión y toma de decisiones basándose en datos generados dentro […]

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DATCP Announces Details for $50 Million Wisconsin Farm Support Program

DATCP press release announcing the timeline and eligibility requirements of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, which will provide $50 million in direct aid payments to Wisconsin farmers who have experienced losses due to COVID-19. The application window is 2 weeks long and starts June 15, 2020. To know more please visit: DATCP Eligible farmers should […]

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Question Persuade Refer—QPR training for Ag-Business Professionals

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension of Dane County and Brown County will offer a program for agribusiness professionals to address farm stress and farmer health. The program will train agribusiness professionals in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). The program will be offered via zoom/video conference on May 21, 2020 at 1:00-2:30 pm  As agriculture professional […]

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COVID-19 Food Access Resources for Dane County

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the face of food access in Madison and Dane County. There are new challenges for individuals who historically have had low access to food. There are also emerging challenges for the broader community as citizens grapple with Governor Evers’s Safer at Home order. This document developed by Public Health Madison/Dane […]

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