Welcome Casey Vetter as the new FoodWIse Office Operation Associate

Casey Vetter brings her expertise to the Foodwise team as the Office Operations Associate, where she oversees reporting and provides invaluable support to our dedicated nutrition educators. With a proven track record for organization and empowering individuals engaged in meaningful endeavors, Casey is perfect for the role. Her prior experience includes contributions to Extension’s VITA […]

Now Available! 2024 Dane County Plat Book

The book now offers detailed information about county roads, large land ownership, parks, and outdoor recreation opportunities. It also shows the locations of Dane County parks, publicly owned lands, churches, schools, cemeteries and municipal halls. Other unique features of the book include aerial photos of jurisdictions. This plat book was created entirely in-house, helping to reduce production […]

Welcome our new Natural Resources Educator!

We are thrilled to welcome Wade Moder as the new Natural Resources Educator at Dane County UW-Madison Division of Extension. In this new role, Wade will offer invaluable support to community organizations, spearheads educational programs, and works passionately to raise awareness about Dane County’s natural resources and conservation initiatives.  Before joining Extension, Wade served as […]

Focus on Fathers

A series of online classes designed for dads and open to all. Connect with other fathers while learning to boost your child’s social and emotional skills. Topics include building strong relationships through communication, teaching children about feelings, helping children stand up for themselves and more!  Discover Focus on Fathers.

New Tree Planting Handout

One of the tools we have for climate resilience and mitigating the effects of urban heat islands in cities is planting more large-scale trees. This new two-sided publication from Dane County Extension Horticulture and the Tree Canopy Collaborative illustrates the steps in planting a tree, whether it is in a pot, bare root or has […]

Protect Evergreens From Winter Burn

‘Winter burn’ is a type of damage to evergreen foliage that occurs over winter or in early spring. Symptoms include browning and dying from foliage tips, extending inward. Several factors cause winter burn, including winter ‘thaws’ where the temperatures rise above freezing for a long period of time such that the plants come out of […]

Tree Canopy Collaborative has New Spongy Moth Resources

The invasive spongy moth (formerly known as gypsy moth) is back in high numbers this year as part of its typical 10-year outbreak cycle. Spongy moth is a pest of many deciduous trees, especially oak, crabapple, hawthorn, birch, willow and linden.  The Tree Canopy Collaborative, an initiative of the Dane County Office of Energy and […]

Need your pressure canner tested?

Pressure Canner Testing is available by appointment. Please contact Claire Mance to schedule an appointment at 608-224-3699 or mance.claire@countyofdane.com.  Pressure Canner Testing is available by appointment.  Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm,  Monday through Friday.  We are closed major holidays. The charge is $3 per gauge. In addition to your gauge, please […]

Local Government Leadership Academy Graduates Recognized at WCA Conference

Fifteen individuals, including two from Dane County (Julia Arata Fratta, Fitchburg, and Jacob King, Sun Prairie), were recognized this month for completing the Wisconsin Local Government Leadership Academy. Their graduation took place at the Wisconsin Counties Association annual conference in the Wisconsin Dells. The Local Government Leadership Academy is a collaborative effort between UW-Madison Division […]

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