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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2019 John T. Lyle Memorial Scholarships Announced

The following Dane County students have been selected to receive a scholarship from the John T. Lyle Memorial Trust Fund for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarships are awarded annually to Dane County students who have a career goal in agriculture or a related field, exhibit a strong sense of community volunteerism and service, maintain […]

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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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Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater

 Heavy rains and the flowing water that results can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard. As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm and domestic animal waste, river or pond water, and agricultural run-off, all of which can be sources of human pathogens such […]

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Pollinator Educational Gardens Getting Ready to Bloom in Dane County

Pollinators aid plant reproduction by transferring pollen from flower to flower. Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce.  Wisconsin’s pollinator dependent crops account for $44 million in annual production. Wisconsin pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flower flies, beetles, wasps, and hummingbirds. Pollinators and bees in particular are currently threatened by an […]

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