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Summer AmeriCorps Vista Position Available

Summer AmeriCorps Vista Position Available

Dane County UW-Extension is seeking candidates for a summer  AmeriCorps VISTA position to work with youth in the Gardens for Empowerment program.  This is a short term appointment for 6/24/2014-8/18/2014. In return for their service, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will receive a modest living allowance and an option for receiving an education award after completing […]

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Organic Gardening Short Course

Organic Gardening Short Course

Join area horticulture education professionals for this series on organic gardening. Subjects covered are creating and maintaining healthy soils, weed identification and control strategies, insect management techniques, avoiding plant diseases in vegetable gardens and practical tips and techniques. Registration is available on-line for a small additional fee at www.organicgarden2014.eventbrite.com, or download the fillable course registration form. Register now […]

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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 […]

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John Lyle Memorial Scholarship

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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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 […]

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Welcome to New Community & Economic Development Educator

Welcome to New Community & Economic Development Educator

Sharon Lezberg has joined Dane County UW-Extension as the Community & Economic Development Educator. Sharon has lived in Dane County for over 20 years. During that time, she has worked at various non-profit organizations and at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. Most recently, she served as an Associate Scientist at the Environmental Resources Center, where she contributed to research […]

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Joe Hankey Joins Dane County UW-Extension

Joe Hankey Joins Dane County UW-Extension

Joe Hankey is the new UW Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator in Dane County.  He started in this position on February 3, 2014. Joe’s most recent experience was as the Director of Youth Programs at La Casa Norte, a community based social service agency in Chicago providing a wide variety of support to young people […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping Classes

Beginning Beekeeping: This day-long Saturday class will repeat on January 25, February 22, March 29, April 12, and May 10, 2014. Learn to Keep Bees Flyer and Registration Form    Second Step Beekeeping: This class is for those who have had bees for one year and would like additional information. This day-long Saturday class will be […]

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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 […]

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WE Badger Volunteers Lead Compost Demonstration Project

WE Badger Volunteers Lead Compost Demonstration Project

WE Badger Volunteers, Daniel and Chris are working closely with Joe Muellenberg, Horticulture Coordinator this semester to research and develop a home and work place compost demonstration site. They set up and led a very successful work day with the Master Gardener Volunteers constructing several types of compost demonstration bins.  They also created signage that will prove useful […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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