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Transitioning to Organic Dairy Workshop Offered!

The WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection & Dane County Extension are offering a workshop for dairy farmers and processors interested in transitioning to organic production. There will be 2 workshops: 1 for farmers and 1 for processors. Transitioning to Organic Dairy Workshop – For Farmers February 4th 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Are you […]


2016 Dane County Plat Books

The 2016 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 […]


2016 Dane County Agronomy Update Meeting

The Dane County 2016 Agronomy Update Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Where: Comfort Inn; 5025 County Highway V; DeForest, WI Time: 7:30am – noon Breakfast is included with reservation Cost: $40.00 if paid by December 30 $45.00 if paid after December 30 or walk-in Discussion topics include: Forages – Reduced alfalfa […]

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2015 Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting

The Dane County 2015 Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at the Alliant Energy Center. The meeting will run from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm – lunch will be provided. More details and registration information.

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2016 Green Thumb Gardening Classes!

The 2016 Green Thumb Gardening Series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! University of Wisconsin Extension educators, specialists, and local horticulture experts will provide in depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. Classes will be held Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, February 25-April 14, 2016 at the Dane County UW-Extension […]

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Registration now open for 2016 Master Gardener Volunteer Training!

The UW-Extension Master Gardener 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 Master Gardener Volunteers will stay with the program 2-3 years, volunteering a minimum of 24 hours per year and completing 10 hours of continuing […]

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“Current Issues Affecting Local Officials” Webinar Series, October, 2015 – February, 2016

Extension’s Local Government is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Current Issues Affecting Local Officials”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The following teleconferences will be held on various Mondays from October to February from 10:00AM-11:00AM: October 5th:                Engaging the Public When Issues Get […]

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Devon Hamilton Helps Develop Leadership in Community

Devon Hamilton is the Grassroots Leadership Development intern for Dane County UW-Extension working with Sharon Lezberg, Community Development Educator, and Joe Hankey, 4-H Youth Development Educator. This Fall, Devon will be completing his fifth year of his undergraduate career as a Posse scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Landscape Architecture and food justice principles. […]