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Dane County Emergency Notification System – Are You Registered?

COUNTY OF DANE Department of Emergency Management JOE PARISI, County Executive       CHARLES A. TUBBS, SR., Director Dane County’s Emergency Notification System is used to alert people and provide important information during an emergency.  In the event of an emergency, officials can identify the affected area and send a message that describes the situation and recommends […]

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Registration open for Edible Startup Summit 2018, to be held 10/26

Registration for this year’s Edible Startup Summit is now open. You can register here! DATE: Friday, October 26 TIME: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm LOCATION: American Family Insurance Training Center (6000 American Family Insurance Parkway, Bldg. A, Madison) The Edible Startup Summit is a one day training program for food business entrepreneurs. Workshop sessions will […]

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Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater

 Heavy rains and the flowing water that results can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard. As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm and domestic animal waste, river or pond water, and agricultural run-off, all of which can be sources of human pathogens such […]

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New Videos on Parliamentary Procedure from the Local Government Center

Elected officials, appointed member of a local government unit, and facilitators of formal bodies that operate under Robert’s Rules of Order will find it essential to understand the nuances of parliamentary procedure. UW-Extension’s Local Government Center recently produced a series of brief videos that offer guidance on four critical and sometimes confusing topics related to parliamentary procedure including: Calling the Question […]

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John T Lyle Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2018

The following students have been selected to receive a scholarship from the John T. Lyle Memorial Trust Fund for the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarships are awarded annually to Dane County students who have a career goal in agriculture or a related field, exhibit a strong sense of community volunteerism and service, maintain high grades, […]

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Claire Strader selected as 2018 SARE Fellow

Claire Strader, Small-Scale and Organic Produce Educator for Dane County UW-Extension, has been inducted as one of four leading Extension educators into the ranks of the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows Program. Each year, four Fellows are chosen to participate in a two-year series of sustainable agriculture tours to learn and experience how sustainable strategies work […]

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Dane County UW-Extension Welcomes Summer Interns

UW-Extension is excited to welcome two new summer interns, Renatou Zongo and Mara Shelley!   Renatou Zongo is a student at East High School who will be interning with UW-Extension through a partnership with Centro Hispano’s Escalera program. She will be working with several program areas to explore and learn about the efforts of UW-Extension within the community. […]

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Simpson Street Free Press & Dane County UW-Extension

During the summer of 2018, Dane County UW-Extension will be hosting staff writers from the Simpson Street Free Press, a nonprofit newspaper and youth center that teaches critical thinking and writing skills in hopes of bridging Madison’s achievement gap. Learn more about the student writers and read the articles they have written in the sections below. Articles […]

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Pollinator Educational Gardens Getting Ready to Bloom in Dane County

Pollinators aid plant reproduction by transferring pollen from flower to flower. Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce.  Wisconsin’s pollinator dependent crops account for $44 million in annual production. Wisconsin pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flower flies, beetles, wasps, and hummingbirds. Pollinators and bees in particular are currently threatened by an […]

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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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