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Dane County Extension Office closed to public due to COVID-19

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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Free Tax Assistance Available at the Richard Dilley Tax Center

Free tax assistance is available at the RDTC again this year, but due to COVID 19, the operating procedures have changed.  To limit in-person interaction, we are operating on a drop-off format BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  This brief appointment consists of arriving at your scheduled time with your paperwork prepared, meeting briefly with an intake interviewer, […]

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COVID-19 FOOD ACCESS RESOURCES

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 changes to the way they previously visited the grocery store and purchased […]

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Apply Now for the 2021 John Lyle Memorial Scholarship Program

Each year, Dane County Extension awards scholarships to high school graduates and continuing college students who live in Dane County and intend to pursue a career in agriculture or a related field, exhibit a strong sense of community volunteerism and service, maintain high grades, and participate in 4-H or FFA. The scholarships are funded from the […]

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Habecker Retiring After Three Decades of Service to Dane County

Mindy Habecker, Natural Resources Educator in the Dane County Extension office, is retiring on Feb 2, 2021. Mindy has been an educator with Dane County Extension for nearly 32 years working across various disciplines including agriculture, community and organizational development, and natural resources education. As part of her educator role, Mindy served as staff to […]

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ARC/PLC Recommendations from UW-Extension

You have until March 15 to sign up for the ARC/PLC choices for the 2021 crop year with FSA, but that does not mean that you must wait that long to make your selections.  FSA would appreciate that you take care of that sooner rather than later.  Give them a call before you forget. It […]

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Dane County Plat Book

The 2020 plat book is the current version, plat books are updated approximately every 2 years, 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, […]

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Pesticide Applicator In-person Certification Testing Suspended – Certification Extended to December 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide applicator in-person certification testing until further notice. As a result, DATCP is extending current pesticide applicator certifications until December 31, 2021. Private and commercial pesticide applicators with certifications that expire January 31, 2020-November 30, 2021, can continue to operate […]

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Extension Dairy Programming 2021 James W Crowley Summer Internship

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with farmers, consultants, and other ag-professionals to help support the dairy industry in Wisconsin. This paid internship position is May 17 to August 6, 2021 for a total of 195 hours. For more information and the internship description visit: 2021 James W Crowley Summer Internship Questions: […]

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Eating Smart – Being Active, Free classes!

Free Classes! For Parents, Foster Parents, Guardians & Childcare providers with children under the age of 19, who are eligible for WIC and/or SNAP-Ed Benefits. Sign up here:  Eating Smart ~ Being Active Eating Smart – Being Active (ESBA) is a program that helps participants learn to plan and prepare healthy, low-cost meals for their […]

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