Skip Navigation
Retirement Planning Classes

Retirement Planning Classes

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 […]

Read More
Storm Drain Marking Can Cut Down on Water Pollution

Storm Drain Marking Can Cut Down on Water Pollution

Storm drains empty directly to local waterways, allowing runoff from rain storms or snow melt to flow directly to our waterways and carry pollutants such as sediments or nutrients to them. Community members in Dane County cities, towns, and villages can help spread the word that storm drains empty directly to local waters by marking […]

Read More
Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

By law, you can obtain three free credit reports each year. The information in your credit report affects your life in important ways–your ability to get a loan, how much you pay for credit and insurance, obtaining a job, renting a house or apartment, and preventing identity theft. It is important to check your report […]

Read More
New Youth Gardening Publication developed by Dane County UW-Extension Educators

New Youth Gardening Publication developed by Dane County UW-Extension Educators

Youth gardens are popping up everywhere: schools, parks, churches, and community centers. Authors of this new publication, Youth Gardening, are Joe Muellenberg, Dane County UW-Extension Nutrition and Horticulture Program Coordinator and former Dane County UW-Extension Youth Development Educator, Lesly Scott. The publication, part of our community garden series, covers: the many benefits of youth gardens how to start a […]

Read More

Pinned

Testing Pressure Canners

Testing Pressure Canners

Testing happens on Wednesday mornings. Canners with dial gauges (we do not test weighted gauges) can be dropped off at the Dane County UW-Extension Office during our office hours, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm,  Monday through Friday. Have your canner here by 9 am Wednesday to meet the Wednesday testing schedule for that week. Canners can be picked up as […]

Read More
Dane County Plat Books

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 […]

Read More
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is Found in Madison

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is Found in Madison

The ash tree insect pest emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Madison. This pest attacks only ash trees. It will kill trees in 1-3 years if not treated. The Wisconsin EAB website https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/eab/ explains how to identify an ash tree, what the symptoms are, how to report a suspected find and treatment options […]

Read More
New online resource supports sustainable energy use

New online resource supports sustainable energy use

State Energy Office and UW-Extension team up on information clearinghouse for local governments, business, energy providers Wisconsin communities have a new resource to boost their efforts to become more energy-efficient. A website launched by Energy On Wisconsin, a partnership between the Wisconsin State Energy Office and UW-Extension, is designed to promote sustainable energy practices through […]

Read More
Program for Fathers Experiencing Divorce or Separation

Program for Fathers Experiencing Divorce or Separation

Children of divorce benefit from having a relationship with both of their parents. Research cites the best ways for fathers to stay connected to their children.  Divorce or separation is the furthest thing from a man’s mind on the day he says, “I do.” And being separated from his child is the farthest thing from […]

Read More
Jessica Zirn Featured for her Work in Madison Schools

Jessica Zirn Featured for her Work in Madison Schools

Through the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program offered by Dane County UW Extension, Jessica Zirn is in the Madison schools every day providing education in classrooms on good nutrition and eating healthy.  Her work has recently been highlighted not only on the Madison Metropolitan School District website but also on the National Education Association’s website. Jessica uses […]

Read More
Summer food programs help ensure kids don’t go hungry

Summer food programs help ensure kids don’t go hungry

New online tool gives communities information to plan food resources During the school year, hundreds of thousands of state children benefit from nutrition-boosting school breakfast, lunch and afterschool snack programs. But access to the programs ends along with the school year–leaving many students at risk for hunger over the summer months. About 40 percent of […]

Read More
Dealing with the Drought – Extension Resources

Dealing with the Drought – Extension Resources

Dane County and southern Wisconsin are now in drought conditions that rival those of 1988. These conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural. Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as they struggle to meet commitments, and for livestock farmers who require large amounts of quality feed and forage. […]

Read More
Cooperative Extension Honored by Wisconsin State Legislators for Centennial Celebration

Cooperative Extension Honored by Wisconsin State Legislators for Centennial Celebration

Wisconsin’s 132 state legislators passed a joint resolution Tuesday in the senate and assembly to honor Cooperative Extension’s 100th anniversary. Thank you to the Dane County 4-H families and leaders, Master Gardeners and other Extension supporters who came to the Capitol today to help us celebrate our centennial! For more information check out: http://100.ces.uwex.edu/2012/02/21/state-legislators-unanimously-support-100-years-of-cooperative-extension/

Read More
Wisconsin communities’ bike-friendly efforts backed by new research

Wisconsin communities’ bike-friendly efforts backed by new research

Study ties benefits of short bicycle trips to better public health, air quality Short bike trips can be long on benefits according to researchers writing in the January issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. A new study conducted by UW-Madison scientists looked at whether running errands or commuting by bike rather than by car […]

Read More