Question Persuade Refer—QPR training for Ag-Business Professionals

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension will offer a program for agribusiness professionals to address farm stress and farmer health.The program will train agribusiness professionals in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) on May 7, 2020 from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Register through Eventbrite here As agriculture professional consultants work closely with farmers, they are often […]

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JOHN LYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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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Zegler Steps into Crops & Soils Educator Role

Chelsea Zegler has spent the last 10 years in Dane County learning about agriculture across the state through diverse perspectives, including weed science, forage production, and soil science. Most recently she managed UW-Extension State Specialist, Matt Ruark’s, Nutrient Cycling and Agroecosystem laboratory, where she conducted research on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in grain, forage, and […]

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2020 Dane County Plat Books

The 2020 version of the Dane County Plat Book is available for purchase at the Dane County Extension office.  The book now 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 […]

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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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Extension creates new guide to healthy and sustainable meetings

Creating a culture of health at conferences and meetings is one way to model wellness and encourage those we work with to eat healthy and be physically active. Claire Mance, Dane County Extension Healthy Communities Coordinator, has developed this guide to assist you in planning your own healthy meeting with foods and activities that are […]

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Teen Employment Opportunity! Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH)

The Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH) program is a paid opportunity for high school students aged to gain hands-on experiences improving health at the local level. A small group of youth will work as a team to identify strategies and develop plans to address a community health issue they care about. In Dane County, […]

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