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FREE Compost Available at Dane County UW-Extension!

The Dane County UW-Extension has compost available for home, community, and school gardens to pick up using their own vehicles and tools. See here for directions: Office map and directions. The parking lot will be open at any time of the day/week until the supply is exhausted. Please take from the side of the pile indicated in the […]

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Women Caring for the Land Workshop

Women who own or manage farmland in Dane County are invited to participate in a conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona 53593. The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, is called Women Caring for the LandSM. […]


Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Course

Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Course The Tractor and Machinery Safety course certifies youth under 16 to operate tractors on public roads or work near dangerous equipment on farms. This certification allows 12 and 13 year olds to drive equipment on public roads for their parents’ farm, while 14 and 15 year olds are certified […]


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 […]

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 […]