Economy Looms Large in 2020 Election Battle for Wisconsin

VOA News
Dec. 18, 2019

“We’ve actually run into a bit of a bottleneck in the sense that we don’t have enough people to fill the jobs that we have,” said Steven Deller, economics professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who says economic strength is good news for President Donald Trump’s re-election efforts in the state


Whitewater officials working with UW on small business study
Dec. 10, 2019

With assistance from an outside entity, Whitewater officials are hoping to find out what the city excels in, and where it can improve, in fostering small businesses within the community. The Community Development Authority on Nov. 21 discussed with City Manager Cameron Clapper the partnership, which involves the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is being funded through a grant opportunity.


Comedian Charlie Berens to headline block party at Farm Technology Days

Wisconsin State Farmer

June 1, 2019

“No doubt, agriculture is a challenging position right now,” said LaVern Georgson of the Jefferson County UW-extension office who helps lead the 2019 Farm Technology Days committee. “Yet for the sake of our future workforce and food supply, we need to keep an eye to the future of Wisconsin agriculture by trying to expand our reach to ignite interest in the career opportunities available,” he added.


The Challenges And Successes Of Farmers’ Markets In Wisconsin

Aug. 8, 2018

Farmers’ markets have grown in popularity in recent years, but despite their rise, many local markets still fail in their first four years. We discuss the challenges and successes farmers’ market managers face in Wisconsin with a University of Wisconsin Extension researcher.


Farmers’ market survey reveals the numbers and issues in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal
Aug. 8, 2018

The authors of the survey were Laura Witzling, a Ph.D candidate in the UW-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication; Marlie Wilson, a UW-Madison graduate with a joint degree in agroecology and urban and regional planning; Bret Shaw, an environmental communications specialist at UW-Extension and an associate professor at UW-Madison; and Alfonso Morales, a UW-Extension specialist and an associate professor at UW-Madison.


Economist: State economy OK, income growth flat

The Country Today
Aug. 6, 2018

UW-Madison professor Steve Deller said the amount of data available to look at the strength of Wisconsin’s economy can sometimes make it difficult to establish just how good the economy is doing. He said especially in an election year, data is cherry-picked to convey a particular story.


Wisconsin’s Farmers’ Markets Come In Many Sizes And Structures

Aug. 2, 2018

Farmers’ market managers in Wisconsin, along with other people who support farmers’ markets, expressed interest in learning more about what practices and features are common across the state. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences conducted a survey in 2017 to help answer their questions. It was based on self-reported data – primarily provided by market managers – about their practices and markets’ characteristics.


20under40 Amy Greil: Working to develop ‘community’

Kenosha News
July 30, 2018

As a community development educator with Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension, I am often asked, “But Amy, what do you do?… What does a community development educator actually do?” I aptly reply, “Well, how much time do I have? ”


Are There Enough Young People In Rural Wisconsin?

May 10, 2018

Alana Voss, 25, grew up on a family farm in Mauston. Like a lot of young people, she left her town to go to college at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. And right after she graduated, she moved back. “I could have waited, and came back a little bit later in my life,” she said. “My parents never forced me.” She got a job with UW-Extension in Juneau County and helps out on the farm. But she’s worried there aren’t enough people her age doing what she did.