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Nutrition Educator Positions Available

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Bilingual Nutrition Educator (100%) Dane County Working Title: Dane County WNEP Bilingual Nutrition Educator (100%) Official Title: Associate Instructional Specialist Location: 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 138, Madison, Wi 53718 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time Application Due Date: July 21, 2015 Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Educator (100%) Dane County Working Title: […]

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Dane County Educator Awarded Grant for On-Farm Cover Crop Research

Dane County UW-Extension’s Small Scale Organic Produce Educator, Claire Strader, was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR ­SARE) for the project, Cover Crops as Living Mulch under Organic Vegetables. For the 2015 Partnership Grant, 52 applications were received and 12 were selected for funding. Strader says, […]

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Global Health Interns Serve and Learn in Gardens for Empowerment Program

Ruth Gebremedhin is an intern working in the Brentwood Gardens for Empowerment program with Sharon Lezberg, Dane County Community Development Educator, and Joe Hankey, 4-H Youth Development Educator. In the fall, Ruth will be completing her senior year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Nutritional Sciences along with a certificate […]


New VISTA Joins Dane County UW Extension

Desiré Smith is the new AmeriCorps VISTA  serving as a Community Food Systems Educator for Dane County UW-Extension. She will  serve in  this position for a year and will work on several food system projects including with community gardens on building capacity. This May, Desiré became a first generation college graduate from the University of […]

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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 […]


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. […]

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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 […]