2020 Wisconsin Regional Waterhemp Workshop -March 24: Arlington, WI

  Dane County Extension invites farmers and crop advisors to attend one the 2020 Wisconsin Regional Waterhemp Workshop held on Arlington, WI on March 24, 2020 This workshop is FREE with 3 CEUs (PM) available. The workshop is designed for farmers and crop advisors and will build on the 2019 Regional Waterhemp Workshops (Waterhemp 101). […]

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2020 Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well Being Conference

The Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-being Conference will be held on February 21, 2020 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Cattleman’s Association Winter Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. It will feature industry-leading professionals addressing animal well-being topics of concern to Wisconsin’s dairy and beef industries. This conference promises to offer exciting opportunities […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training- Dane County

If you wish to apply Restricted Use Pesticides, you must hold a current Applicator Certification. Dane County farmers whose pesticide applicator certification’s have expired, will be expiring, or first-time applicators, will want to register for one of two training sessions. The exam is based on both the manual and the training program. If you are […]

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Zegler Steps into Crops & Soils Educator Role

Chelsea Zegler has spent the last 10 years in Dane County learning about agriculture across the state through diverse perspectives, including weed science, forage production, and soil science. Most recently she managed UW-Extension State Specialist, Matt Ruark’s, Nutrient Cycling and Agroecosystem laboratory, where she conducted research on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in grain, forage, and […]

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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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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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