Program Areas

4-H and Youth

Preparing youth to become effective, empathetic adults. Our research-based programs build youth and adult capacity and partnerships that help all grow.


Supporting the agriculture community, promoting economic and environmental sustainability through applied research.

Community Development

Delivering resources on organizational capacity, leadership development, and local government education to support leaders, communities, and organizations.

Families & Finances

Providing well-researched information about families and relationships, and helping families and individuals achieve financial well being.

Food Systems

Promoting resilient, place-based food systems by assisting community organizations, tribal partners, & local governments.


Providing nutrition education to advance healthy eating habits and active lifestyles for families with limited incomes.


Covering everything from soil to trees, water quality to plant health, and every insect in between.

Natural Resources

Delivering resources to address environmental challenges, training and education on sustainable management of food, water, and energy sources.


Elevando Wisconsin

Empoderando líderes hoy para un mejor mañana. Elevando Wisconsin es un programa de desarrollo de liderazgo con éxito comprobado en el desarrollo de capacidades y caminos de liderazgo. Es un programa educativo donde las personas perfeccionan sus habilidades de liderazgo y se preparan para roles de liderazgo, creando una red de líderes activos y eficaces. Requisitos […]

Triple P: Stepping Stones

About Triple P Stepping Stones Come connect with us! These classes offer tips for positive parenting, skill development, and managing behavior. We offer 1-2 hour classes online. Other Classes include Our classes include: Learn how to use positive parenting techniques that support your family. Choose what works for you! Click here for more information

Green Thumb Gardening: Vegetable Garden Series

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener. Simultaneous interpretation can be requested. Register for the complete live online class series at a discounted price or for individual classes. Classes are recorded (except […]

Latest News

The annual tree and shrub pruning workshop is coming soon!

If you want to learn about proper tree and shrub pruning, this hands-on workshop will begin with an indoor PowerPoint program on proper pruning techniques and afterwards, the class will move outside into the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden for a demonstration/participatory pruning session on shrubs and trees in the Garden. The PowerPoint lecture will […]

Seed Starting Workshop

An in-person workshop featuring a lecture on seed starting techniques and principles followed by a hands-on session in the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden Greenhouse where attendees can practice planting seeds and will take home some seeds in packs that they have planted. Location: 5201 Fen Oak dr. Room Drumlin Madison, WI 53718 Class is […]

Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit?

This workshop will cover four things to think about before starting a nonprofit. Attendees will take away a better understanding of whether to proceed with plans to start a nonprofit, what they need to be able to be successful at this, and what alternatives there are to starting a nonprofit. This workshop will be lead […]

Annual Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshops

This hands-on workshop will begin with an indoor program on proper pruning techniques for trees and various shrub species. Afterwards, the class will move outside into the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden for a demonstration/participatory pruning session on shrubs and trees in the Garden. Wear appropriate clothing and bring pruning shears and/or loppers if possible. […]

Our Office

Dane County-UW Extension
5201 Fen Oak Dr. Ste 138
Madison, WI 53718-8827

Phone: 608-224-3700
Fax: 608-224-3727
711 for Wisconsin Relay

Hours: M-F 8am – 4:30pm

Link to directions

Closed all major holidays (if the holiday falls on a Sunday we are closed the Monday after) AND the day after Thanksgiving.


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