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Educator Spotlight: Heidi Johnson

Heidi Johnson is the Crops and Soils Educator in Dane County. She has worked with UW-Extension since 1999, originally joining the institution while completing her undergraduate education. After learning more about the assistance Cooperative Extension provides, she decided to make it her career. Johnson discusses her work with farmers across the state on cover crops, […]

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Dye visits Washington, D.C., as member of Wisconsin delegation

Jenni Dye, Dane County Board Supervisor, was part of a Wisconsin delegation attending the 2016 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C. The Public Issues Leadership Development Conference was held April 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. More than 200 representatives from across the nation attended the conference, which […]

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Retirement Planning Classes – Spring 2016

Whether you are just beginning to develop a retirement plan, rapidly approaching retirement or recently retired; consider this upcoming course. You will learn how to define long-term goals and return from the class with practical information you can apply immediately. This course includes a 230-page illustrated textbook and a UW-Extension estate planning publication. Couples may […]

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Paid Internship working with cover crops on organic vegetable farms

Part-time position (8-10 hours a week)  runs May through October; transportation from Madison to farms is provided Work closely with successful organic farmers on innovative cover crop research Combination of on-farm field work and data processing Work in the FairShare CSA Coalition office at 303 S. Paterson St., near Willy Street Co-op​ Details in the […]

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Dane County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for the Dane County Master Gardener Plant Sale on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11 am to 3 pm at the Dane County UW-Extension Office parking lot, 5201 Fen Oak Drive in Madison, WI 53718.


Dane County Farm Technology Days grants now available

Funds left over after the 2015 Dane County Farm Technology Days show will be given back to the community in the form of grants.  The Dane County Farm Technology Days show took place at the Statz Brothers Dairy Farm in Sun Prairie at the end of August in 2015.  Over 45,000 people attended this agricultural […]

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Dane County UW-Extension Releases 2015 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2015 Annual Report with you. This year’s report highlights just a few of the great programs happening here in Dane County. Annual Report 2015 Want a paper copy? Just send a request by email to Carrie Edgar at edgar@countyofdane.com


John Lyle Memorial Scholarships Available

John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to encourage higher education for youth in Dane County, Wisconsin. The number and amount of the scholarships vary annually. The UW-Extension Committee of the Dane County Board approves the applications for the scholarships using the following criteria: Graduate of a Dane County high school Current Dane County resident Current or previous 4-H […]


Building Better Boards Bootcamp Sessions for Nonprofit Leaders

Nonprofit organizations rely upon strong Boards of Directors for organizational effectiveness. Boards may be responsible for setting policy and direction, for engaging stakeholders, for promoting and marketing the organization, for developing budgets, and for hiring and firing of the Executive Director. Invest in your nonprofit’s future by building your Board’s capacity today. The Building Better […]