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Summer intern focuses on gardening, healthy eating and leadership skills for youth in Dane County

Dane County UW-Extension welcomes Donale Richards to the team for the summer. Donale is working with other Dane County UW-Extension Educators and community partners to develop hands-on gardening, healthy eating and leadership development activities for youth involved in gardening programs. He works directly with youth in garden-based activities and provides training and youth mentoring support in the Meadowood and […]

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Youth Agriculture Leadership Scholarships Now Available

Does your organization offer agricultural programming for youth that develops leadership skills? We encourage you to apply for the Dane County UW-Extension Youth Agriculture Leadership Scholarship. The Youth Agriculture Leadership Scholarship is a one time scholarship program for youth involvement in leadership development, agriculture, and food system summer programs. Our aim is to facilitate greater […]

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John T Lyle Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

The following students have been selected to receive a scholarship from the John T. Lyle Memorial Trust Fund for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarships are awarded annually to Dane County students who have a career goal in agriculture or a related field, exhibit a strong sense of community volunteerism and service, maintain high grades, […]

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Cover Crops for the Home Vegetable Garden

Cover crops have long been used on organic vegetable farms as a way to hold soil in place, improve soil’s physical structure, and even to increase fertility. With a little planning, they can achieve all these same benefits in a vegetable garden. The only tricky part is figuring out when and where to fit them into […]

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Rent Smart Train-the-Trainer

This summer only!  Rent Smart Train-the-Trainer is available. Register here:  http://go.wisc.edu/xb4wwp Visit the new Rent Smart site http://fyi.uwex.edu/rentsmart/ to learn about UW-Extension’s NEW course to help people understand how to acquire and keep housing in Wisconsin. Get trained in Rent Smart to so you can help people with little to no rental experience, or those […]

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MASTER COMPOSTER PROGRAM

Dane County UW-Extension and the City of Madison are pleased to offer the Master Composter 2017. The Instructor Workshop will take place on Monday September 25 and Monday, October 2, 2017 (6-9 p.m.) and will be held at the Dane County UW-Extension Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison. To become certified as a Master Composter […]

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Dane County UW-Extension Welcomes Sandy Jensen

Sandy Jensen has joined Dane County UW-Extension as an Account Clerk III.  A long-time resident of New York City, she recently returned to her native state to enjoy a less frenetic pace. Sandy is a strong believer in the Wisconsin Idea, and loves the variety of services provided to Dane County residents by our Extension […]

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2017 Green Thumb Gardening Classes

Are you a home gardener looking to become more experienced? This spring, Dane County UW-Extension is hosting the Green Thumb Gardening class series! Taught by University of Wisconsin educators and local experts, this lecture series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving across the seasons.

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Cover Crop Research in Dane County

Claire Strader, Small Scale and Organic Produce Educator, and Heidi Johnson, Crops & Soils Educator, are counting weeds and cutting biomass samples as part of an on farm research trial looking at cover crops as living aisles under organic vegetables at Blue Moon Community Farm. After the samples, they will till 24″ planting rows into […]

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