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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New Dairy & Livestock Educator Joins Dane County Extension

We are excited to welcome María José Fuenzalida to the Dane County Extension team as the new Bilingual Extension Educator in Dairy and Livestock. María José shared, I was born in Arica, Chile, and I studied veterinary medicine at the Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile. I came to the United States in 2009 and I have […]

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Karina Mendoza returns to Dane County

We are excited to welcome Karina Mendoza back to Extension Dane County as a Bilingual Financial Educator. Karina had worked with us previously as financial educator and a nutrition educator before moving to the East Coast. As a financial educator, Karina will be working with families to increase their abilities to meet future needs while keeping pace with daily expenses […]

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Claudia Wiederholt joins Extension

Claudia Wiederholt is a Bilingual Spanish support staff for Extension Dane County. She was born in Mexico City and moved to Madison in February 2006. For the past 11 years Claudia served in the banking industry where she provided high quality public service. She lives in Madison and her volunteer community service is a very important part of […]

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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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UW-Extension releases new series on Wisconsin Economy.

Windicators The UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) has announced a new series on the Wisconsin economy. This new series, referred to as “WIndicators”, is available here:  http://cced.ces.uwex.edu/windicators/ The first issue in this new series discusses income inequality in Wisconsin.  Future topics will include exploration of the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Index, and patterns in housing stress […]

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