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Retirement Planning Today: Fall 2022

You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Now, there is a course that teaches how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you. This educational workshop is hosted by the Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center and the team of advisors at […]

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Youth Development Educator – Bilingual (Spanish/English)

This position is a part of the Division of Extension’s Positive Youth Development Institute and supports programs that contribute to the development of children, youth, and emerging adults who are healthy and productive, and who make a positive contribution to their communities. The position has an emphasis in the Community Youth Development Program (https://youth.extension.wisc.edu/) including: Coordinating […]

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Local Government Leadership Academy Graduates Recognized at WCA Conference

Fifteen individuals, including two from Dane County (Julia Arata Fratta, Fitchburg, and Jacob King, Sun Prairie), were recognized this month for completing the Wisconsin Local Government Leadership Academy. Their graduation took place at the Wisconsin Counties Association annual conference in the Wisconsin Dells. The Local Government Leadership Academy is a collaborative effort between UW-Madison Division […]

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Tree Canopy – A Tool To Build Climate Resilience

Author: Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator County Office of Energy and Climate Change has created a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon emissions in half within the next decade. One of the ways to help achieve this goal is to protect existing trees and increase tree canopy cover in the county. The non-profit American Forests recommends […]

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Welcome Four New Staff Members To The FoodWIse Team At The Dane County Office

Food Wise nutritionists assist limited resource communities in acquiring knowledge for nutritionally sound diets to contribute to their personal development and improvement. Phin Ter Thao: Nutrition Educator Bilingual (Hmong) As a Nutrition Educator, Phin Ter will be working with the Hmong communities in the Madison area. He has lived in Madison for 25 years. He […]

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Food Waste & Composting

Approximately ⅓ – or 1.3 billion tons– of food is wasted annually, posing a critical humanitarian and environmental issue (2021 UNEP Food Waste Index). Composting is one of five actions outlined in the Food Recovery Hierarchy that should be taken to prevent and divert food waste from landfills. Source Reduction: The first step towards food […]

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Climate Change & Composting

Author: Maya Walther, Natural Resource Intern Composting is a practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy that can be adopted at the individual level. As a climate action strategy, composting has the potential to divert a large portion of organic materials from landfills, while returning these nutrients to the soil. Composting offers a solution for […]

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