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2015 Southern WI Vegetable Production Workshop Series

2015 Southern WI Vegetable Production Workshop Series

This workshop series will provide detailed production information on three vegetable crops, from variety selection to postharvest handling. The last session will cover pack shed design and flow. Farmer presenters represent a variety of scales and techniques and will focus on unique and successful aspects of their own operations. Each participant will receive a handout […]

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Winter Seminar Series 2015

Winter Seminar Series 2015

 Green Industry Professionals: You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Winter Seminar Series, offering educational sessions that will allow you to improve the quality of service and the profitability of your horticultural business. This continuing educational series for green industry professionals is offered annually in January. The series runs for four weeks on Thursday mornings. University […]

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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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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. March 3   – Soils & Composting March 10 – Plant Propagation March 17 – Tree Planting, […]

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Retirement Planning Classes – Winter 2015

Retirement Planning Classes – Winter 2015

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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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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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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Community Food Systems AmeriCorps Vista Position Available

Community Food Systems AmeriCorps Vista Position Available

Are you committed to making a difference? Dane County UW Extension is seeking candidates for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position to work within our community food system to assist with community gardens throughout Dane County and to increase access to healthy foods for people living in poverty. This is a one year appointment beginning in […]

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4-H Youth Development Position Available

4-H Youth Development Position Available

This position is a part time (50%) limited term employment position in the Dane County University of Wisconsin Extension department.   Purpose and Primary Focus of Position: 4-H is the youth development component of University of Wisconsin-Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Dane County […]

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Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping Classes

You are invited to attend one of our day-long Beekeeping Classes  to be held at the Lyman Anderson Ag and Conservation Center, 5201 Fen Oak Dr,  Madison, WI  53718. Beginners Class begins on Jan 31, and the class will repeat February 28, March 28, April 11 and May 2, 2015. Second Step Class is on March 21, […]

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Cooking a Turkey from the Frozen State

Cooking a Turkey from the Frozen State

A common problem on Thanksgiving is waking up in the morning and realizing that the turkey has not been thawed, and there is not enough time to thaw the turkey in the refrigerator or in flowing water at 70°F, either of which can take hours. However, there is a very simple solution – cook the […]

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New Dairy and Livestock Educator Joins Dane County UW-Extension

New Dairy and Livestock Educator Joins Dane County UW-Extension

Jennifer Blazek began her new role as the Dane County UW-Extension Dairy and Livestock Educator on October 1st. Prior to this position, Jennifer had been with UW-Extension for over three years as the Agriculture Agent in Polk County. Originally from La Crosse County where her family has a small beef cow-calf operation, Jennifer grew up […]

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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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