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New Dairy & Livestock Educator Joins Dane County Extension

We are excited to welcome Marìa Josè Fuenzalida to the Dane County Extension team as the new Bilingual Extension Educator in Dairy and Livestock. Marìa Josè 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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Dane County Emergency Notification System – Are You Registered?

COUNTY OF DANE Department of Emergency Management JOE PARISI, County Executive       CHARLES A. TUBBS, SR., Director Dane County’s Emergency Notification System is used to alert people and provide important information during an emergency.  In the event of an emergency, officials can identify the affected area and send a message that describes the situation and recommends […]

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Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater

 Heavy rains and the flowing water that results can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard. As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm and domestic animal waste, river or pond water, and agricultural run-off, all of which can be sources of human pathogens such […]

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