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Opportunity Available: Agriculture Extension Educator – Crops & Soils

Join our team!  Dane County Extension is currently recruiting for a Crops & Soils Educator. Extension educators deliver education where people live and work – on farms and in communities. This position is a part of the Division of Extension Agriculture Institute. The Agriculture Institute facilitates and develops research-based educational programs and informational materials around agricultural […]

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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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Jess Guffey Calkins Named as New Community Food Systems Coordinator

Jess Guffey Calkins started as the Community Food Systems Coordinator (.5 FTE) in May 2019. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate community food systems educational programs and public events. As Community Food Systems Coordinator, Jess will work closely with the Dane County Food Council, Dane County UW-Extension educators, the Gardens Network and […]

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Fall Training for Master Composters

A Master Composter workshop will be held this fall to provide training for anyone who wishes to teach others about home composting, including backyard composting and vermicomposting. The two-part training will take place at the Lyman F. Anderson Center, located at 5201 Fen Oak Drive Madison WI 53718 on the Mondays of October 28 and […]

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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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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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