News Release: DATCP Extends Pesticide Applicator Certifications to October 31

Private Pesticide Applicator The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide certification testing as of March 18, 2020. Exams scheduled on and after March 18, 2020,​ are canceled. If you have scheduled a certification exam do not go to the testing location. If your certification expires January 31-May 31, 2020, […]

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Tax Return Preparation List of Helpful Resources

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, we have closed the Richard Dilley Tax Center until further notice. Fortunately, the IRS and Wisconsin Department of Revenue have both extended the federal and state tax filing deadlines until July 15th, 2020. We will keep our website updated as we have more information about if and when the Richard Dilley Tax Center will reopen during this extended tax season. Until then, we have compiled a list of helpful resources for you to use during our absence.

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Extension Soybean Recommendations

Soybean Planting Recommendations Extension Soybean State Specialist, Shawn Conley, has released his planting date, seeding rate, and seed treatment recommendations for the 2020 growing season! Check out the blog post and his website for other useful information regarding soybeans and small grains. Call or email Crops and Soils Educator, Chelsea Zegler, with any questions.   […]

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Dane County Extension Office is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Extension staff are working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. The latest health guidance on responding to the COVID-19 virus is “flattening the curve” or limiting the spread of the virus via protective measures. We are following best practices and the latest policy guidelines […]

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The Latinx Parent Workshop Series.

Important Announcement: We are postponing the Finding Answers to the Educational System for My Children  with the intention of reducing the risk of COVID-19 for our community. We will be posting the new dates as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation and patience!   Anuncio Importante:  Vamos a postergar la serie Encontrando Respuestas […]

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COVID-19 and Extension Resources

Public Health Madison/Dane County COVID Resources – Public Health Madison/Dane County has the latest announcements and really helpful information and links to the CDC and other resources on this page. Extension Specific Resources Dane County Extension is closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on our community and our Extension programming. We are following the […]

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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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New publication: Water Conservation for Home and Gardens

Dane County Extension developed a new publication to help citizens conserve our local water resources in our homes and while gardening.  These practices will protect the future of our water supplies, save energy and help save you money. Download the new 4 page publication here: Water Conservation for Home and Gardens PDF 1MB For more information […]

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Welcome Our Positive Youth Development 4-H Intern

We would like to introduce our new Positive Youth Development 4-H Intern from the Masters of Social Work at UW-Madison. Hollie Blum, originally from a small town of about 3,000 people near the Wisconsin/Illinois border is currently living in Madison. Hollie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lakeland University in 2016, and […]

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