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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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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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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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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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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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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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