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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4-H Youth Development Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY – 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR FOR DANE COUNTY UW-EXTENSION Dane County UW-Extension is looking for a 4-H Youth Development team member who is committed to improving the lives of youth by providing educational experiences and working to change systems and transform communities. UW-Extension’s values of community, discovery, inclusiveness, relationships and respect will guide […]

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2017 Spring Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for the Dane County Master Gardener Plant Sale on Sunday, May 21st, 11 am to 3 pm at the Dane County/UW-Extension Office parking lot, 5201 Fen Oak Drive in Madison 53718.  The Rain date will be Sunday, May 28th.  We offer hundreds of perennials for shade or sun, vegetable & herb starts, […]

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Applications Open for John Lyle Memorial Scholarship

John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to help support the education of youth in Dane County, Wisconsin. The number and amount of the scholarships vary annually. The UW-Extension Committee of the Dane County Board approves the applications for the scholarships using the following criteria, not necessarily in the order given: Graduate of a Dane County high school Current Dane […]

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Gehin named Dane County FoodWIse Administrator

Jackie Francois Gehin has joined the Dane County FoodWIse Nutrition Education team as the Program Administrator. She officially started her new role on Monday, November 28, 2016. FoodWIse is the new name of the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) which is a federally funded program to help limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase […]

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New Healthy Communities Coordinator to serve Dane County

Claire Mance joined the Dane County UW-Extension team as the Healthy Communities Coordinator in November 2016. The position is funded through the University of Wisconsin Extension’s FoodWIse program and will address diet-related disparities by contributing to advancing policy, systems, and environmental changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity.  Claire has a passion for discovering […]

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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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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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