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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Habecker Retiring After Three Decades of Service to Dane County

Mindy Habecker, Natural Resources Educator in the Dane County Extension office, is retiring on Feb 2, 2021. Mindy has been an educator with Dane County Extension for nearly 32 years working across various disciplines including agriculture, community and organizational development, and natural resources education. As part of her educator role, Mindy served as staff to […]

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Support for Non-profit Organizations Goes Virtual

Dane County Extension has long provided non-profit organizations with strategic planning, program planning, facilitation, and evaluation support. This support has continued through the coronavirus pandemic, with modifications for a virtual environment. Our programs to support non-profits have expanded to address the unique circumstances that organizations are operating under at this time. When COVID-19 hit, our […]

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New Videos on Parliamentary Procedure from the Local Government Center

Elected officials, appointed member of a local government unit, and facilitators of formal bodies that operate under Robert’s Rules of Order will find it essential to understand the nuances of parliamentary procedure. UW-Extension’s Local Government Center recently produced a series of brief videos that offer guidance on four critical and sometimes confusing topics related to parliamentary procedure including: Calling the Question […]

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Pollinator Educational Gardens Getting Ready to Bloom in Dane County

Pollinators aid plant reproduction by transferring pollen from flower to flower. Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce.  Wisconsin’s pollinator dependent crops account for $44 million in annual production. Wisconsin pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flower flies, beetles, wasps, and hummingbirds. Pollinators and bees in particular are currently threatened by an […]

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UW-Extension releases new series on Wisconsin Economy.

Windicators The UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) has announced a new series on the Wisconsin economy. This new series, referred to as “WIndicators”, is available here:  http://economicdevelopment.extension.wisc.edu/windicators/ The first issue in this new series discusses income inequality in Wisconsin.  Future topics will include exploration of the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Index, and patterns in housing stress […]

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