2022 Organics Management Grant: Helping Pave The Way for More Community Composting in Dane County

Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables is launching a new grant that seeks to provide funding for community composting projects that help reduce the amount of organics (food scraps, yard waste) being sent to landfills. All Dane County businesses, institutions, municipalities, Native American tribal governments and organizations, community groups and nonprofit organizations are eligible […]

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Deb Neubauer Announces Retirement

For more than 16 years, Deb Neubauer, Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator, has provided financial education, coaching, and resources to individuals and families throughout Dane County. In addition, she served as the Director of the Financial Education Center and coordinated the Richard Dilley Tax Center, the largest volunteer tax preparation center in the State. […]

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Now Available! 2022 Dane County Plat Book

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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Alison Pfau Joins UW-Madison Extension as Regional Dairy Educator  

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension welcomes Alison Pfau as the Regional Dairy Educator for Dodge, Dane, Jefferson, Rock, and Walworth counties. Originally, from Bogota, Colombia, Alison is passionate about dairy cattle and the dairy production industry. She earned her animal science degree from the National University of Colombia-Bogota in 2017. Alison recently completed […]

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It’s All Connected–How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lakes

By Michelle Probst, Natural Resources Educator  I attended a workshop where participants in the room were asked to silently pick two random people in the room and, without those people knowing, you had to stay equally distanced from the two people. People moved throughout the room, slowly, carefully, to make sure they stayed in between […]

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Learn about Nonprofit Board Development: New Video Launched

By law, every nonprofit organization is run by a Board of Directors. Boards can be composed of anywhere from 3 individuals on up. Nonprofit Executive Directors (even those who are founders) are staff to the organization. Boards set strategic direction, assure financial wellbeing of the organization, and attend to proper organization management. Learn about board […]

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Toward a Stronger Nonprofit Sector

Research done by Madison Community Foundation and UW-Madison Extension Dane County highlights key strategies that could help strengthen the local nonprofit sector. Nonprofit organizations have become an essential component of community wellbeing and play a critical role in addressing societal challenges here in Dane County. But how are nonprofits themselves sustained and strengthened? This paper […]

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Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Meal

When you think “Thanksgiving”, what comes to mind?   Turkey!  According the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 46 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one-sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year.  There are a few tips that will ensure that your holiday […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training Update- 10/15/21

Dane County Extension is working on details for Pesticide Applicator Training. With COVID-19 all certifications expiring in early 2021 or late 2020 were extended to December 31st, 2021, meaning there are near double the amount of people to certify. We will send out letters notifying you if your certification is expiring in December or early […]

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