Juntos Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Positive Youth Development Institute is excited to offer the Juntos Program to Wisconsin families this fall. Juntos, which means “together” in Spanish, seeks to engage Latino middle and high school students and their parents in a series of workshops focused on education. The Juntos Program is an opportunity for families to […]

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Extension statement on shooting of Jacob Blake

The UW-Madison Division of Extension is deeply saddened about the senseless violence directed toward Jacob Blake and his family in Kenosha. This is another display of unnecessary police force that makes our communities less safe. This is yet another preventable action that undermines the connectedness and cohesiveness of our communities. Extension strongly condemns all forms […]

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The 2020 Dane County Plat Book is still available

The book 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 of Dane County parks, publicly owned lands, churches, schools, cemeteries and municipal halls. Other unique features of the book include […]

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Wisconsin Farm Support Program Reopens for Applications on August 10-24, 2020

With $8.4 million still available to support Wisconsin agricultural producers, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reminds farmers who have been impacted by COVID-19 that the Wisconsin Farm Support Program will reopen for applications from August 10-August 24, 2020. Payments are expected to be issued by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue […]

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Impact of Heat Stress in Cows

What is heat stress in dairy cattle? How can you best estimate the impact of heat on your cows? In this month’s Wisconsin Agriculturist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Dane County UW Extension Dairy Educator Maria Jose Fuenzalida and UW-Madison Dairy Science Associate Professor Laura Hernandez discuss how mammary gland development is impacted during […]

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Extension tool helps families decide when to see other people safely

“Quaranteam”? “Double bubble”? These terms are showing up more and more in the media as individuals and families make decisions about when they will start to see other people again. In other families, questions are bubbling up about when and how it will be safe to get much needed support, like childcare or respite care.   The decision to see others or […]

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New Online Pollinator Habitat Assessment Tool Available

You can help support insect pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, through habitat you provide on your property or in your gardens. Pollinators need shelter and food to thrive, but how do you know if your property is achieving this potential? To help promote local habitat for pollinators, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Gratton Lab in […]

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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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Alissa Grenawalt named Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for Dane County

Dane County Extension welcomes Alissa Grenawalt as their Ag in the Classroom Educational Program Coordinator.  Alissa hales from Beloit, WI, where she grew up on her family’s beef and crop farm in the southwest corner of Rock County and earned her BS and MS degrees in Animal Science and Agriculture Industries from UW Platteville. In […]

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