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Question Persuade Refer—QPR training for Ag-Business Professionals

As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent a suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you save a life. QPR consists of these three skills: 1. Question…a person about suicide 2. Persuade…someone to get help and 3. Refer…someone to the appropriate resource   QPR training will take place in […]

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Welcome Our Positive Youth Development 4-H Intern

We would like to introduce our new Positive Youth Development 4-H Intern from the Masters of Social Work at UW-Madison. Hollie Blum, originally from a small town of about 3,000 people near the Wisconsin/Illinois border is currently living in Madison. Hollie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lakeland University in 2016, and […]

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Free Nutrition & Cooking Classes

Eating Smart ~ Being Active is taught as a series of interactive and fun sessions. -Taste nutritious, budget friendly recipes -Learn how to save time and money when shopping for food -Receive helpful items to use at home Dates: Thursday, Oct 10, 17, 31, Nov 7 & 21 @10am-12:30pm Tuesday, Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov […]

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2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Connect with experienced vegetable growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa at this producer-initiated event grounded in farmer-to-farmer skill sharing. Farmer panelists representing small, mid, and large scale operations cover technical production information on several vegetable crops enhanced with detailed handouts and photos. Management topics round out the agenda and include soil test analysis, […]

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2019 John T. Lyle Memorial Scholarships Announced

The following Dane County students have been selected to receive a scholarship from the John T. Lyle Memorial Trust Fund for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarships are awarded annually to Dane County students who have a career goal in agriculture or a related field, exhibit a strong sense of community volunteerism and service, maintain […]

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Public Health: Improving quality of life for individuals, families, and communitie affected by Alzheimer's disease

New Best Practice Guide from the Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network (WDRN)

  The Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network,would like to announce the latest WDRN Best Practice Guide, “Dementia Friends Wisconsin, A Guide for Getting Started”.  This guide along with all the WDRN Best Practice Guides can be downloaded from their website: http://www.wai.wisc.edu/publichealth/guides.html You will need to complete a very brief registration to connect to the guides.  The information […]

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Jess Guffey Calkins Named as New Community Food Systems Coordinator

Jess Guffey Calkins started as the Community Food Systems Coordinator (.5 FTE) in May 2019. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate community food systems educational programs and public events. As Community Food Systems Coordinator, Jess will work closely with the Dane County Food Council, Dane County UW-Extension educators, the Gardens Network and […]

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Fall Training for Master Composters

A Master Composter workshop will be held this fall to provide training for anyone who wishes to teach others about home composting, including backyard composting and vermicomposting. The two-part training will take place at the Lyman F. Anderson Center, located at 5201 Fen Oak Drive Madison WI 53718 on the Mondays of October 28 and […]

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