2020 Dane County Plat Books

The 2020 version of the Dane County Plat Book is available for purchase at the Dane County Extension office.  The book now offers detailed information about county roads, rural land ownership, parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. Additionally, the book details land ownership, approximate parcel size, and county and town roads. It also shows the locations […]

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2020 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meeting- Dane County

Dane County Extension is hosting a 2020 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meeting on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at the Comfort Inn in DeForest. Joe Lauer and John Gaska from the UW Department of Agronomy will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production. Certified Crop […]

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2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Connect with experienced vegetable growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa at this producer-initiated event grounded in farmer-to-farmer skill sharing. Farmer panelists representing small, mid, and large scale operations cover technical production information on several vegetable crops enhanced with detailed handouts and photos. Management topics round out the agenda and include soil test analysis, […]

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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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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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