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Welcome to the Dane County UW-Extension Community, Economic Development and Natural Resources Program Website! This is your site for information about community development initiatives, natural resources programming, and economic development activities sponsored by Dane County UW-Extension or by our partner organizations and institutions. The tab links above represent our major programming areas, and include: Natural […]

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Upcoming Local Government Programs May-June 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center publishes a regular listing of training programs for local government officials. The listing for May-June 2018 can be found here. Of note this month is the County Officials Workshop, to be held in various locations throughout the state. This workshop is offered biennially, after spring elections bring on […]

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Dane County Public Issues: Affordable Housing

In Dane County a primary factor lending toward intractable poverty is the shortage of affordable housing units and the high cost of rental units. A significant portion of household income is allocated towards housing. The definition of housing affordability is based on the percent of household income spent on housing. Housing expenditures upwards of 30% […]

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Learn to Keep Bees! Beekeeping Classes 2017

Cost: $50.00, additional family members $25.00 each Beginners Class (Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6) For those with no experience at all in beekeeping, we will touch on everything you need to know for your first year: -Elementary Bee Biology -What to do About Swarming? -What About the Neighbors? -Splitting a […]

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Wisconsin One Stop Business Portal

An article in BizTimes, Milwaukee Business News, titled: New web tool streamlines business startup process, highlights a new State of Wisconsin initiative to create an entrepreneurs startup portal. The portal consolidates resources and paperwork for starting a business in one central hub. From the “Wisconsin One Stop Business Portal Website“: “This new system will assist you […]

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“Current Issues Affecting Local Officials” Webinar Series, October, 2015 – February, 2016

Extension’s Local Government is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Current Issues Affecting Local Officials”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The following teleconferences will be held on various Mondays from October to February from 10:00AM-11:00AM: October 5th:                Engaging the Public When Issues Get […]

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