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2015 Woodland Owners Conference

On Saturday, February 28th the Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference will feature presentations focusing on oak woodland management, planning and caring for wetlands and ponds, Native American influence on woodlands, milestones in forestry conservation management, and managing large animal wildlife. This annual conference is held at the American Family Insurance Training Center in Madison. You […]

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Garden Basics and Beyond

Taught by UW-Extension Educators & Specialists, Master Gardener Volunteers, and local experts this short course will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! Classes will be held Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30pm at the Dane County UW-Extension office. March 3   – Soils & Composting March 10 – Plant Propagation March 17 – Tree Planting, […]

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2015 Southern WI Vegetable Production Workshop Series

This workshop series will provide detailed production information on three vegetable crops, from variety selection to postharvest handling. The last session will cover pack shed design and flow. Farmer presenters represent a variety of scales and techniques and will focus on unique and successful aspects of their own operations. Each participant will receive a handout […]

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Retirement Planning Classes – Winter 2015

Whether you are just beginning to develop a retirement plan, rapidly approaching retirement or recently retired; consider this upcoming course. You will learn how to define long-term goals and return from the class with practical information you can apply immediately. This course includes a 230-page illustrated textbook and a UW-Extension estate planning publication. Couples may […]


2015 Master Gardener Volunteer Course

The UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides horticultural training to adults who, in turn, volunteer with horticulture-related projects that benefit their local community in support of the County Extension office programming. There is an expectation that MGVs will stay with the program 2-3 years, volunteering a minimum of 24 hours per year. For 2015, a short group interview will […]


Dane County Plat Books

The 2014 version of the Dane County Plat Book is available for purchase at the Dane County UW-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 […]


John Lyle Memorial Scholarship

John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to encourage the education of youth, both male and female, in the agricultural areas of Dane County, Wisconsin, in farming and in the making of farm life more enjoyable. The number and amount of the scholarships vary annually.

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Winter Seminar Series 2015

Green Industry Professionals: You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Winter Seminar Series, offering educational sessions that will allow you to improve the quality of service and the profitability of your horticultural business. This continuing educational series for green industry professionals is offered annually in January. The series runs for four weeks on Thursday mornings. University […]

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Seminars to help farms, food businesses grow local markets

If your business plan includes producing, processing or handling Wisconsin-grown food, then the Local Food Business Seminar Series is designed for you. This series, scheduled between October and March, will feature seven different topics – including business planning, food safety and marketing. Each topic will be presented at four locations around the state. The Madison […]

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Community Food Systems AmeriCorps Vista Position Available

Are you committed to making a difference? Dane County UW Extension is seeking candidates for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position to work within our community food system to assist with community gardens throughout Dane County and to increase access to healthy foods for people living in poverty. This is a one year appointment beginning in […]

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Beekeeping Classes

You are invited to attend one of our day-long Beekeeping Classes  to be held at the Lyman Anderson Ag and Conservation Center, 5201 Fen Oak Dr,  Madison, WI  53718. Beginners Class begins on Jan 31, and the class will repeat February 28, March 28, April 11 and May 2, 2015. Second Step Class is on March 21, […]