Retirement Planning Today: Fall 2022

//You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Now, there is a course that teaches how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you. This educational workshop is hosted by the Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center and the team of advisors at […]

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2022 Dane County Master Gardener Plant Sale

The 2022 Dane County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held Sunday, May 22nd. This sale includes hundred of perennials for shade or sun, native plants, vegetable and herb starts, annuals, house plants and more.  Plant Health Advisors and other master gardeners are on-hand to answer gardening questions from the public. The annual plant sale […]

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Carla Williams Joins Dane County Extension

Carla Williams is the new Communications Specialist for Extension Dane County. Carla provides digital media support and engagement. She is responsible for content development, communications planning, and marketing. Her experience includes market research and analytics, marketing strategy, as well as audio, video, and print production. Before joining Extension, Carla covered crime, court, and justice as […]

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Emily Randerson Joins Dane County Extension

On January 3rd, Emily Randerson began as a new Nutrition Educator for Dane County. Previous to this role, she was a club manager for Anytime Fitness in Madison for over two 2 years. In this role, she managed operations of the club and personally trained in a small group setting. Emily has a degree in […]

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StrongBodies™ in Dane County

StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older women and men. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include: increased muscle mass, strength and improved bone density as well as many more benefits physically and emotionally. The StrongBodies™ program includes progressive […]

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COVID-19 FOOD ACCESS RESOURCES

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the face of food access in Madison and Dane County. There are new challenges for individuals who historically have had low access to food. There are also emerging challenges for the broader community as citizens grapple with changes to the way they previously visited the grocery store and purchased […]

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Dane County Plat Book

The 2020 plat book is the current version, plat books are updated approximately every 2 years, 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, […]

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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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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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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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