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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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2019 Spring Plant Sale

Plant Sale sponsored by Dane County Master Gardeners Hundreds of plants for sale ! Perennials (shade and sun), native plants, vegetable and herb starts, annuals – and more! Reasonably priced Cash or checks only please! Date: Sunday, May 19 (rain date May 26) Location: 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison (Parking Lot) Time: 11am-3pm 2019 SPRING […]

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New Dairy & Livestock Educator Joins Dane County Extension

We are excited to welcome María José Fuenzalida to the Dane County Extension team as the new Bilingual Extension Educator in Dairy and Livestock. María José shared, I was born in Arica, Chile, and I studied veterinary medicine at the Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile. I came to the United States in 2009 and I have […]

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Teen Employment Opportunity! Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH)

The Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH) program is a paid opportunity for high school students aged to gain hands-on experiences improving health at the local level. A small group of youth will work as a team to identify strategies and develop plans to address a community health issue they care about. In Dane County, […]

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Karina Mendoza returns to Dane County

We are excited to welcome Karina Mendoza back to Extension Dane County as a Bilingual Financial Educator. Karina had worked with us previously as financial educator and a nutrition educator before moving to the East Coast. As a financial educator, Karina will be working with families to increase their abilities to meet future needs while keeping pace with daily expenses […]

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Claudia Wiederholt joins Extension

Claudia Wiederholt is a Bilingual Spanish support staff for Extension Dane County. She was born in Mexico City and moved to Madison in February 2006. For the past 11 years Claudia served in the banking industry where she provided high quality public service. She lives in Madison and her volunteer community service is a very important part of […]

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Green Thumb Gardening Classes

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! University of Wisconsin Extension educators and local horticulture experts will provide in depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. REGISTER NOW! In Spring 2019, classes will be held Thursday evenings,  Feb. 21st – […]

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