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Garden Basics Class Registration Ending Soon!

Registration Extended through March 2nd!  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 […]

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Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grant Writing Workshops

The March 3rd and 4th workshops have been cancelled and rescheduled for April – We apologize for any inconvenience. See new dates below. The Regional Rural Development Centers in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) have developed workshop materials and resources focused on improving the funding success rate of applicants to USDA AMS […]


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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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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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 […]