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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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COVID-19 and Extension Resources

Public Health Madison/Dane County COVID Resources – Public Health Madison/Dane County has the latest announcements and really helpful information and links to the CDC and other resources on this page. Extension Specific Resources Dane County Extension is closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on our community and our Extension programming. We are following the […]

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Edible Startup Summit 2020

“Whether you’re just getting started with your business, or ready to take it to the next level, the Edible Startup Summit can be a great source of information,” said Sharon Lezberg, Dane County Extension Community Development Educator. Register through Eventbrite here: Edible Startup Summit 2020 Cost: $25 for both days Review the agenda and learn more […]

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Election Worker Training – Updates for the 2020 Election

The Local Government Education website (UW-Madison Division of Extension) has election training materials that municipal clerks may use in training election workers. There are two different trainings: Election Worker Refresher for the 2020 Election includes information on Voter Registration updates, Health and Safety, and Processing Absentee ballots, along with other election information. Election Worker Basics […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage Program Enrollment for 2021 Now Open

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun accepting applications for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 for 2021 enrollment. Signup runs through Dec. 11, 2020. Producers can utilize an online dairy decision tool to determine the appropriate level of coverage for their specific dairy operation. The decision tool is designed […]

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Wisconsin Small Business Better Process Control School

The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension is holding a virtual training for small businesses involved in canning sauces, pickles, or dressings. Monday, November 16, 2020 7:45 am – November 17, 2020, 3:00 pm  Advance registration is required. A training agenda and link to online registration is here. The Wisconsin Small Business Better Process Control School meets the licensing requirement for […]

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Volunteers needed: Food Care Boxes

The Hmong Institute is looking for volunteers to help them pack Food Care Boxes, boxes of food and supplies for Asian refugee and immigrant families that are impacted by COVID-19. Help them make this service available on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Sign up to volunteer here: Food Care Boxes Flyer volunteers […]

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Hmong Institute: COVID 19 Resource line

Dane County Extension would like to share this resource from our friends at the Hmong Institute: COVID 19 Resource line. This resource line is set up to close the language barrier gap and provide bilingual and bicultural support to support Southeast Asian and other refugees in Wisconsin affected by COVID-19 to better access resources and […]

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Watch the video: Interview with Dr. María José Fuenzalida

Join us as Dr.María José Fuenzalida explains her new factsheet entitled, “Impact of Heat Stress in mammary gland development and health in dairy cows” This interview conducted by Heather Schlesser with the Marathon County Extension office highlights the main takeaways of the new factsheet. You can find the factsheet here: Dairy Extension Resources Printable factsheet […]

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Safe Preserving Tips in the time of COVID-19

Whether you are new to canning, returning to canning because of the pandemic, or have always canned the bounty of your harvest, there are certain tips that will help ensure that your time and efforts lead to safe, healthy food for your family. Use recipes that are up to date. Some canning recommendations have changed […]

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Juntos Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Positive Youth Development Institute is excited to offer the Juntos Program to Wisconsin families this fall. Juntos, which means “together” in Spanish, seeks to engage Latino middle and high school students and their parents in a series of workshops focused on education. The Juntos Program is an opportunity for families to […]

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Extension statement on shooting of Jacob Blake

The UW-Madison Division of Extension is deeply saddened about the senseless violence directed toward Jacob Blake and his family in Kenosha. This is another display of unnecessary police force that makes our communities less safe. This is yet another preventable action that undermines the connectedness and cohesiveness of our communities. Extension strongly condemns all forms […]

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