Engaging Young People & Community Food Systems Teams In-service Registration Open for Extension Colleagues

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The UW-Extension Engaging Young People in Sustaining Communities, Families and Farms and Community Food Systems interdisciplinary teams will hold their third annual in-service on September 16-17th near Stevens Point at the beautiful Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES). This two-day in-service will begin with registration at 12pm, September 16th and will end at 4:00pm on September 17th. We invite Extension staff from ALL program areas to attend. 

In-service objectives 

  • Increase inter-county and inter-program networking, collaboration, and engagement
  • Build capacity in interdisciplinary practice
  • Build colleague capacity within the Community Food Systems and Engaging Young People teams
  • Set priorities for CFS and EYP team work
  • Have fun 🙂

This year, the agenda will include a tour of Central River Farmshed.

View draft agenda 2014.

Farmshed is a non-profit organization based in Stevens Point representing all aspects of the food system whose members are committed to making Central Wisconsin a renowned, local food community.  The Greenhouse Project is an on-going transformation of a foreclosed garden center  into a community food center to include an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.  The tour will highlight the infrastructure of the site including renewable energy and the design features of the community food center.  In addition, we will engage in conversation of Farmshed programming focusing on how it is supporting and bringing about sustainable community food systems and how the organization engages young people in programming and leadership.

Click here to register.

 *Please fill out the registration form by COB September 2nd to help us plan the logistics*


Lodging information and instructions for travel reimbursement


The lodging facilities are camp bunkhouses that sleep 8-11 people in a room (not private rooms) and have shared shower/bathroom facilities.

If you require hotel-style accommodations for your evening lodging, the closest hotel is about 15 miles or a 20 minute drive from the station and is in Stevens Point.  See below for more information.  We encourage you to stay at the CWES if you are able to!

Alternative lodging:

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 

La Quinta Inn

Holiday Inn

Fairfield Inn 

Please make your own reservations if you stay at the hotel.  We encourage you to do so as soon as possible to ensure you can get a room.


Snacks and meals will be provided by CWES and will include local ingredients!


The cost of attending the in-service on September 16-17th will be reimbursed by both teams.

Costs covered are:

-mileage to and from the in-service

-meals and lodging Sept 16th-17th (meals and snacks will be provided at CWES and therefore other food purchases will not be reimbursed)

***Participants will need to submit a TER to Jim Smith to receive reimbursment***

Jim Smith

UW Coop Extension

432 N Lake St, Rm 227 Ext Bldg.

Madison, WI  53706




If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nosal, amy.nosal@ces.uwex.edu, or Erin Peot, erin.peot@ces.uwex.edu.

We are looking forward to a magical two days together!

EYP & CFS Team Planning Committee