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National 4-H Week Celebration

National 4-H Week Celebration

Join us in the celebration of National 4-H Week! Check out this great article from Farm Progress. Thank you to Florence Conners, Springdale 4-H Leader, for “passing it on”! www.farmprogress.com/blogs-4-h-great-youth-experience-pass-9000 4H Farm Progress Article Oct 2014

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Seminars to help farms, food businesses grow local markets

Seminars to help farms, food businesses grow local markets

If your business plan includes producing, processing or handling Wisconsin-grown food, then the Local Food Business Seminar Series is designed for you. This series, scheduled between October and March, will feature seven different topics – including business planning, food safety and marketing. Each topic will be presented at four locations around the state. The Madison […]

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2014 Food Summit to be held Oct 24th

2014 Food Summit to be held Oct 24th

“Digging Into the Local Food System: Be a Part of the Solution” The Dane County Food Council, City of Madison Food Policy Council and Dane County UW Extension, along with many other community partners, will host the 2014 Food Summit on October 24 in celebration of National Food Day. This year we will focus on locally-achievable change, partnerships, […]

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Garden Basics and Beyond

Garden Basics and Beyond

Taught by UW-Extension Educators & Specialists, Master Gardener Volunteers, and local experts this short course will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! Classes will be held Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30pm at the Dane County UW-Extension office. Register now! Cost is $130.00 – Class size limited Click here to register online:  www.gardenbasics.eventbrite.com […]

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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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Testing Pressure Canners

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.

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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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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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Wisconsin communities’ bike-friendly efforts backed by new research

Wisconsin communities’ bike-friendly efforts backed by new research

Study ties benefits of short bicycle trips to better public health, air quality Short bike trips can be long on benefits according to researchers writing in the January issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. A new study conducted by UW-Madison scientists looked at whether running errands or commuting by bike rather than by car […]

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Determining Land Rental Rates

Determining Land Rental Rates

Rental rates for farmland in Dane County have increased dramatically over the past several years. The increasing demand for farmland in the county has been driven by higher commodity prices, larger livestock farms seeking more land for both manure disposal and feed, and larger equipment allowing grain producers to run more acres. The high cost […]

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Poverty and Food Insecurity Report for Dane County

Poverty and Food Insecurity Report for Dane County

A new report is available from the UW Applied Population Lab on Poverty and Food Insecurity in Dane County.  The report summarizes recent trends in poverty and food security for the county with comparisons to the state, and includes a discussion of implications for policy and programs. Dane County Poverty and Food Insecurity Report PDF […]

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Glendale School Garden

Glendale School Garden

Joe Muellenberg, Dane County UW Extension Nutrition Educator, and Max Lubarsky, Glendale Americorps Coordinator, go way beyond the call of duty to insure the youth at Glendale Elementary are learning how to raise healthy food.  In addition to teaching nutrition in the school, Joe has donated his free time (along with recruiting Master Gardeners, Americorps members, friends and […]

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