Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

Science-based pest management strategies to integrate beneficial insects back into crops, orchards and gardens for natural pest control. Learn science-based pest management strategies to integrate beneficial insects back into crops, orchards, and gardens for natural pest control. Find out how to support these insects that provide pest control, how common farm and garden practices can […]

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Youth Development Professionals Join Dane County UW-Extension Team

We are excited to welcome two new colleagues to Dane County UW-Extension. Both will be working in our Positive Youth Development Institute. Lisa Curley, Dane County 4-H Program Coordinator, comes to UW-Extension with more than 20 years of leadership development experience with non-profits and a passion for youth development. She delights in helping youth and volunteers […]

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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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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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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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2018 Dane County Plat Books

The 2018 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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