Apply Now for the 2021 John Lyle Memorial Scholarship Program

Each year, Dane County Extension awards scholarships to high school graduates and continuing college students who live in Dane County and intend to pursue a career in agriculture or a related field, exhibit a strong sense of community volunteerism and service, maintain high grades, and participate in 4-H or FFA. The scholarships are funded from the […]

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ARC/PLC Recommendations from UW-Extension

You have until March 15 to sign up for the ARC/PLC choices for the 2021 crop year with FSA, but that does not mean that you must wait that long to make your selections.  FSA would appreciate that you take care of that sooner rather than later.  Give them a call before you forget. It […]

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Dane County Plat Book

The 2020 plat book is the current version, plat books are updated approximately every 2 years, the book 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 of Dane County parks, […]

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Pesticide Applicator In-person Certification Testing Suspended – Certification Extended to December 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide applicator in-person certification testing until further notice. As a result, DATCP is extending current pesticide applicator certifications until December 31, 2021. Private and commercial pesticide applicators with certifications that expire January 31, 2020-November 30, 2021, can continue to operate […]

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Extension Dairy Programming 2021 James W Crowley Summer Internship

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with farmers, consultants, and other ag-professionals to help support the dairy industry in Wisconsin. This paid internship position is May 17 to August 6, 2021 for a total of 195 hours. For more information and the internship description visit: 2021 James W Crowley Summer Internship Questions: […]

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Information for Immigrant Workers

Facts about Immigration and Public Benefits for Immigrant Workers María José Fuenzalida, Dane County Dairy & Livestock Educator, prepared a series of articles to educate immigrant workers about true facts related to the public charge rule and to provide information about health care options for members of the family, especially for children. For more information […]

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Datos sobre inmigración y beneficios públicos para los trabajadores inmigrantes

María José Fuenzalida, educadora lechera y ganadera del Condado de Dane, preparó una serie de artículos, el propósito de estos artículos es educar a los trabajadores inmigrantes sobre hechos reales relacionados con la regla de carga pública y brindar información sobre las opciones de atención médica para los miembros de la familia, especialmente para los […]

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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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Impact of Heat Stress in Cows

What is heat stress in dairy cattle? How can you best estimate the impact of heat on your cows? In this month’s Wisconsin Agriculturist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Dane County UW Extension Dairy Educator Maria Jose Fuenzalida and UW-Madison Dairy Science Associate Professor Laura Hernandez discuss how mammary gland development is impacted during […]

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