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New Opportunity! Family Engagement & Relationships Educator

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension seeks an innovative and community-focused, asset-based educator for the position of Family Engagement & Relationships Extension Educator. This educator will work with Dane County families in transition including justice involved families, those with limited financial resources, and others to maintain family ties and build resiliency. This position (.8 […]

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VITA Site- Richard Dilley Tax Center

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing. Have your taxes (including Homestead) prepared for FREE at the Richard Dilley Tax Center, a partnership with Dane County UW Extension, City of Madison, […]

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Emily Randerson Joins Dane County Extension

On January 3rd, Emily Randerson began as a new Nutrition Educator for Dane County. Previous to this role, she was a club manager for Anytime Fitness in Madison for over two 2 years. In this role, she managed operations of the club and personally trained in a small group setting. Emily has a degree in […]

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New Regional Crops Educator

Will Fulwider began on December 3 as the Regional Crop and Soils Educator for Dane and Dodge County Extension. In this position, he will work with farmers across the two counties on field and forage crop production. Prior to joining Extension, Will worked with grape growers in California, diversified coffee farms in Kenya, and rice […]

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Toward a Stronger Nonprofit Sector

Research done by Madison Community Foundation and UW-Madison Extension Dane County highlights key strategies that could help strengthen the local nonprofit sector. Nonprofit organizations have become an essential component of community wellbeing and play a critical role in addressing societal challenges here in Dane County. But how are nonprofits themselves sustained and strengthened? This paper […]

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Two Dane County Residents among 2021 Local Government Leadership Academy Graduates

Nineteen participants from across the state and serving in a variety of local government positions graduated from the 2021 Local Government Leadership Academy including Valese Adams, Board of Public Works Board Member, City of Madison and April Kigeya, Middleton Police Commission and Dane County Equal Opportunities Commission. The Local Government Leadership Academy is a 9 month program […]

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Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Click to learn more and register for 2022! February 3, 4, 7, & 8 2022  Ι  Online This producer-initiated conference is designed for advanced growers and attracts participants from throughout the Midwest and beyond. Hu rau Cheu Vang ntawm 414-238-7777 rau kev pab rau npe ua lus Hmoob. Llame a Javiera Morales al 608-224-3704 para […]

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Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Meal

When you think “Thanksgiving”, what comes to mind?   Turkey!  According the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 46 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one-sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year.  There are a few tips that will ensure that your holiday […]

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Upcoming Pesticide Application Training

To get certified or recertified in Wisconsin: Required: You must purchase the base training fee with manual (book). This is $30.00. Required: You must take and pass the certification test (General Farming, Fruit Crops or Greenhouse & Nursery). Training (optional): You can do 1 and 2 above (self-study) and pass the test getting at least […]

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