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Avian Influenza and Steps to Take to Protect Your Flock

Avian Influenza has been found on poultry farms in four counties around Wisconsin; the closest being Jefferson County, where two farms have tested positive for the disease. Since this is a highly contagious disease and because of its proximity to Dane County, poultry producers and small flock owners should be concerned and take steps to protect their birds. […]

Supervisor Jenni Dye, US Representative Mark Pocan and Peggy Compton, UW-Extension Natural Resource Educator

Supervisor Jenni Dye visits Washington, D.C. as member of Wisconsin delegation

Jenni Dye, Dane County Board Supervisor, represented Dane County UW-Extension as part of a Wisconsin delegation attending the 2015 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C. The Public Issues Leadership Development Conference was held April 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. More than 200 representatives from across the nation […]

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Make Your Money Talk

Learn the secrets of effective personal money management like creating a personal budget, saving money on your food and utility bills, developing a savings and investing plan that works for you, and dealing with past and future credit. This course will get you on your way to a more secure and prosperous financial future. Lunch […]

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2015 Spring Plant Sale

2015 Spring Plant Sale: From our gardens to yours, we offer hundreds of perennials for shade or sun, native plants, vegetable & herb starts, garden art and more! Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions. Plants are reasonably priced. Cash or checks only, please.

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Retirement Planning Classes – Spring 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 […]

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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, […]

Canner Testing

Testing Pressure Canners

Testing of your dial gauge pressure canner can be done at the Dane County UW-Extension Office. Call Deb Neubauer, Family Living Educator,  at (608) 224-3722 to make an appointment for testing. There is a $3 charge per canner. Please bring the entire canner with you.


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 […]