JOHN LYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- Deadline extended to May 22nd

John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to encourage the education of youth in Dane County. The fund awards a number of scholarships every year, and over the last decade has paid over $51,000 to 57 awardees. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduates interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture and/or family […]

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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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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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