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2015 Master Gardener Volunteer Course

2015 Master Gardener Volunteer Course

The UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer 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 MGVs will stay with the program 2-3 years, volunteering a minimum of 24 hours per year. For 2015, a short group interview will […]

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Living on the Land Series

Living on the Land Series

Dane County UW-Extension 5201 Fen Oak Dr. Madison, WI  $25 per  person per session or $45 for both sessions These workshops will feature interactive presentations for people owning or working smaller (up to 35 acres) parcels of land.  Knowing Your Resources – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 This workshop is designed to help you build awareness […]

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Informational Meeting

Dairy Margin Protection Program Informational Meeting

In February of 2014, President Obama signed into law the new Farm Bill.  Under this bill, the old MILC program will go away and be replaced by a new dairy safety net referred to as the Margin Protection Plan for Dairy, or MPP-Dairy.  Like MILC, this new program will be administered through your local Farm […]

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Agronomy and Soils Field Day

Agronomy and Soils Field Day

The Agronomy/Soils Field Day will be held at Arlington Ag Research Station on August 27. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on emerging technologies, greenhouse gases in agriculture, and relevant crop production issues. AGENDA 8:00  Registration & Coffee 8:30  Soils, Forages, and Greenhouse Gas Tours depart 10:30  Grains, Forages, and Greenhouse Gas Tours depart 12:00  […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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