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2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training

The UW-Extension Master Gardener 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 three years, volunteering a minimum of 24 hours per year and completing 10 hours of continuing education. Click […]

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2017 Tree Pruning Workshop

UW-Extension and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a tree pruning workshop at the Dane Co. UW-Extension Office on Wednesday November 15 from 8:30am-3pm. There will be an indoor program explaining proper pruning techniques and tree maintenance. The class will then go outside for a demonstration of personal protective equipment and pruning methods. Cost […]

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2018 Green Thumb Gardening Classes

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! University of Wisconsin Extension educators and local horticulture experts will provide in depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. In Spring 2018, classes will be held Thursday evenings,  Feb. 22nd – […]

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Continue to Check Your Credit Report After a Data Breach

The latest data breach in the news comes from Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S. It is now more important than ever to review your credit report every 4 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign makes the process of ordering and reviewing a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport.

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Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Impact Report 2016

Are you curious about the impact that 4-H has in the state of Wisconsin? Check out the 2016 Wisconsin 4-H Foundational Topics Impact Report for stories about how 4-H has strengthened communities throughout the state. Wisconsin 4-H Foundational Topics Report

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Edible Startup Summit Planned for November

If you’re considering starting a local food business or already in the early stages of development, then make plans to attend the Edible Startup Summit scheduled Nov. 17-18 at the American Family Center in Madison. Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Ag and Food Center and Dane County UW-Extension, the […]

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Tracy Smith Begins New Role as 4-H Youth Development Coordinator

We are excited to announce Tracy Smith began a new role as 4-H Youth Development Coordinator on August 1, 2017. In this new position, she will be delivering culturally relevant community-based educational programming and engaging with diverse audiences to ensure full access to programs and educational services. In September of  this year, Smith will have 9 years of experience with the Dane County UW-Extension […]

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UW-Extension releases new series on Wisconsin Economy.

Windicators The UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) has announced a new series on the Wisconsin economy. This new series, referred to as “WIndicators”, is available here:  http://cced.ces.uwex.edu/windicators/ The first issue in this new series discusses income inequality in Wisconsin.  Future topics will include exploration of the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Index, and patterns in housing stress […]

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Food Access Brief Developed for the Village of Marshall

A research project evaluating the food environment in the village of Marshall, Wisconsin has led to the development of the Marshall Food Access Brief describing food access resources and opportunities for the village. The research was performed by two Area Health Education Center interns, Ummu Drammeh and Cynthia Venters, and supervised by Carrie Edgar, Community Food Systems Educator […]

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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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