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Position Available: Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program County Administrator

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program County Administrator (100%) Dane County Application Due Date: September 6th, 2016 Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for the Dane County Nutrition Education Program including: collaborating with local agencies to ensure the delivery of nutrition education to low-income residents (especially people who are eligible to receive […]

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Position Available: Healthy Communities Coordinator

Healthy Communities Coordinator (100%) Dane County Application Due Date: September 6, 2016 Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is to address diet-related disparities by contributing to advancing policy, systems, and environmental changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among low-income residents (especially people who are eligible to receive SNAP/FoodShare) served by the […]

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Urban Forestry Workshop: Pest Management with Pollinators in Mind

The 2016 Urban Forestry workshop will focus on the best management practices and stewardship to protect pollinators, the biology and management strategies for key pests of trees and shrubs, and the latest on the revised worker protection standards. What chemicals and practices have actually been shown to be harmful to pollinators and how to minimize […]


Dane County UW-Extension Committee Members Honored

Supervisors Stubbs, Dye and Veldran recognized for 5 years of service Shelia Stubbs, Jenni Dye and Matt Veldran of Dane County were recognized recently for 5 years of service on the Dane County UW-Extension Committee. The awards were presented at the Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees, Inc. (WACEC) annual recognition ceremony during the Wisconsin Counties […]

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Welcome Barbara to Dane County UW-Extension!

Barbara Nunez joined Dane County UW-Extension as the Bilingual Clerk Typist in July 2016. Barbara has an extensive background in helping the community through various projects and organizations. Most previously she served as an advocate through the Dane County CASA Program helping foster care children in the Dane County Courthouse. She is currently finishing her […]

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2016 Community Garden Education Series

The Gardens Network and Dane County UW-Extension are offering a four part series of workshops in and about community gardens. Join the fun and learning – all it takes is showing up! Extension educators, community gardeners, and garden leaders will collaborate in teaching this series. Workshops: Composting, Weeds and Cultivating Community Troy Community Garden (502 Troy […]

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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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Ag Clean Sweep Program

Dane County received a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) agricultural clean sweep grant award for 2016. This grant underwrites our disposal costs so there will be no cost to farmers to dispose of agriculturally-related chemicals through the Dane County Clean Sweep program in 2016.  Agricultural-related businesses will pay only one-half the […]

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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 […]