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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APUNTE LA FECHA: EDIBLE START UP SUMMIT del 9 al 10 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2020

Edible Startup Summit es un programa virtual de capacitación de dos días que le brindará los conocimientos y las conexiones para iniciar su negocio de alimentos. Escuche hablar a emprendedores de alimentos exitosos y expertos en desarrollo de negocios sobre diversos aspectos del desarrollo de un negocio de alimentos sostenible. Inscríbete Aquí: Edible Startup Summit 2020  Si […]

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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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JOHN LYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- Deadline extended to May 22nd

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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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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