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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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Estate Planning: Understanding and Preparing For Illness, Death and Taxes

Join us for a virtual zoom presentation on December 3, 2020 by Attorney Melinda Gustafson Gervasi, who will cover the key elements of estate planning (for illness, death and taxation) and discuss the topic of marital property and safekeeping of your documents. Date: December 3, 2020 Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm Cost: Free The presentation is […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage Decision-Making Webinar

UW-Madison, Division of Extension, is providing dairy producers an extra opportunity to help ensure they are making the correct DMC coverage level decision for their operation. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, and the Center for Dairy Profitability with UW-Madison, will be presenting through a free webinar offered live on Thursday, December 3rd, starting […]

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Fall Series 2020 – Green Thumb Gardening

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! Dane County Extension educators and local horticulture experts will provide in depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. Register for the complete class series at a discounted price ($40.00) or individual […]

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Upcoming Local Government Programs November-December 2020

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education announces statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Madison Division of Extension programming and other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education programs. Information about UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education and its programming […]

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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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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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