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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 Location: Eagle Heights Community Center 611 Eagle Heights Drive, Madison, WI 53705 Dates: Monday, Jan 27-March 23 […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training- Dane County

If you wish to apply Restricted Use Pesticides, you must hold a current Applicator Certification. Dane County farmers whose pesticide applicator certification’s have expired, will be expiring, or first-time applicators, will want to register for one of two training sessions. The exam is based on both the manual and the training program. If you are […]

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2020 Madison Area Woodland Owners’ Conference

This annual educational event is sponsored by the WI Department of Natural Resources, Dane County Extension, UW-Madison Division of Extension and WI Woodland Owners Association Download brochure here: WOC Brochure 2020 (PDF,2 pages, 444KB) Topics this year include: Severe Weather Events – What to Look for in Your Woods Preparing for Changing Weather Conditions Forest […]

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Zegler Steps into Crops & Soils Educator Role

Chelsea Zegler has spent the last 10 years in Dane County learning about agriculture across the state through diverse perspectives, including weed science, forage production, and soil science. Most recently she managed UW-Extension State Specialist, Matt Ruark’s, Nutrient Cycling and Agroecosystem laboratory, where she conducted research on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in grain, forage, and […]

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2020 Dane County Plat Books

The 2020 version of the Dane County Plat Book is available for purchase at the Dane County Extension office.  The book now 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 […]

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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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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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Extension creates new guide to healthy and sustainable meetings

Creating a culture of health at conferences and meetings is one way to model wellness and encourage those we work with to eat healthy and be physically active. Claire Mance, Dane County Extension Healthy Communities Coordinator, has developed this guide to assist you in planning your own healthy meeting with foods and activities that are […]

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