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Finding Farm Sustainability in Trying Times – Grower Gathering

When we talk about sustainability among CSA farmers, there are many factors that come into play. Environmental and financial sustainability tend to rise to the top. Social sustainability and farmer quality of life are also essential to the equation. Finding workers, accessing markets, and adapting production to climate change affect not only the sustainability of […]

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2020 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meeting- Dane County

Dane County Extension is hosting a 2020 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meeting on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at the Comfort Inn in DeForest. Joe Lauer and John Gaska from the UW Department of Agronomy will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production. Certified Crop […]

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2019 Dane County Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting

Dane County Extension is hosting a Soil Water and Nutrient Management meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Location: Lyman F. Anderson Agriculture & Conservation Center 5201 Fen Oak Drive Conference room 121 Madison WI 53718 Topics/Speakers will include: Comparing tillage practices and nitrogen rates for corn: Early corn development and yield impacts (Francisco Arriaga) Evaluating […]

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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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