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Edible Startup Summit 2021 – Save the Date

The Edible Startup Summit is back again this year as a virtual, statewide Summit for food business entrepreneurs! The Edible Startup Summit is a training program for food business start-ups and entrepreneurs. We provide talks, workshops, and networking sessions so that you get the information, connections, and resources you need to help you launch and […]

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Nonprofit Peer Learning Program to Launch September 2021

Extension Dane County is launching a nonprofit peer learning program for early phase nonprofit organizations. This training program will cover foundational aspects of running a nonprofit organization, while centering peer learning, resource sharing, and collaboration. To find out more about this program, please visit HERE. For this first cohort, we are seeking to include a […]

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YOUTH GOVERNANCE PROGRAM

Applications are currently being accepted for Dane County’s Youth Governance Program (YGP) – a program that provides area high school students with real-life experience working as a member of a county committee. The program allows youth to serve on a county committee while developing life skills and youth-adult partnerships. YGP began in 2012, and since […]

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Current Conversations on Mental Health

Join us for in-depth and meaningful conversations on topics related to youth mental health.  This is a series where young people will build community across the state.  We will practice supporting each other in deep conversations. The first session will be on anxiety and the following session topics will be directed by what is important […]

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Gabriella Balza Joins Dane County Extension

Gabriella “Gabby” Balza is the new Associate Youth Development Educator with Dane County Extension. Prior to this role she worked as a Writers’ Room Program Coordinator with 826 Boston where she led programming focused on publishing and improving writing skills with high schoolers. Gabriella has experience collaborating with students to create after-school clubs, book publications […]

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The 2021 Environmental Grant Program is now open!

NEW this year!  With one application you can now apply to multiple grant programs and request native plants for your project if desired. We have partnered with the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department and Dane County Parks to simplify and improve the grant process. The 2021 application process has been revised so please […]

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We invite you to participate in the UW-Madison’s Dairy Brain survey

The Coordinated Innovation Network of the Dairy Brain project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to create awareness and guidelines regarding data in the dairy industry. We are an open community and need your input to learn more about a number of key topics related to data collection and utilization such as: data security; data ownership; best […]

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Anne Runde Joins Dane County Extension as Summer Intern

We are excited to welcome Anne Runde as the James W Crowley Summer Intern 2021, her first day was Thursday May 27th. Anne shared the following self-introduction: Hello! My name is Anne Runde, I am an Agriculture Business Management major going into my senior year here at the University of Wisconsin Madison. I am also […]

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StrongBodies™ in Dane County

StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older women and men. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include: increased muscle mass, strength and improved bone density as well as many more benefits physically and emotionally. The StrongBodies™ program includes progressive […]

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