Virtual 4H classes open to all youth

Barron News-Shield
Jan 27, 2021

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit nearly one year ago, 4-H leaders already faced the challenges of distance, fewer available workers and adult volunteers, and winter weather, as they developed programs for youth in five northwestern Wisconsin counties, including Barron, Burnett, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn.


Raising a Thinking Child virtual class offered

The Chronotype
Jan 19, 2021

Missy Bablick, human development and relationships educator at the UW-Extension Office in Barron, said, “This class is being held virtually over Zoom from the comfort of your home. All you need is a smartphone or a computer with a webcam.”


Waterloo couple competes for Outstanding Young Farmer title

Watertown Daily Times
Dec 23, 2020

The OYF candidates are sponsored to the state event by past OYF finalists, UW Extension County Ag Agents or other agricultural groups; sponsors can still contribute to the overall event or a specific candidate. Due to Covid-19 the event will not be open to the public.


4-H youth development and targeting life skills

The Journal Times
Nov 14, 2020

4-H offers hands-on learning opportunities for youth to gain life skills that assist them in functioning effectively in the present and future. 4-H focuses on developing skills that are healthy and productive for both youth and their communities.


How can we celebrate Halloween safely?

La Crosse Tribune
Oct 27, 2020

UW-Extension Monroe County Health & Well-Being Educator/FoodWIse Coordinator April Anderson shares the following article from the University of Wisconsin-Madison News website


College-aged kids and stress

Columbus Journal
Oct 11, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension- Dodge County, asks parents and other caring adults to check in on their college-aged loved ones.


Virtual discussion for parents planned

Daily Citizen
Oct 4, 2020

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Human Development and Relationships Educators are working together to offer “The Parent Connect” a virtual education opportunity for parents and caregivers focused on “social emotional learning.”


Early childhood education: No small matter

The Journal Times
Sep 26, 2020

Did you know that babies are born ready to learn? In fact, 95% of a child’s brain develops between birth and age 5 with more than 1 million new neural connections formed every second in the first few years of life.



Helping your kids manage their emotions

NBC 26 Green Bay
Sep 22, 2020

“One of the things that parents often times unconsciously do is dismiss our kids feelings,” said Brook Berg, the Program Manager for Family Engagement and Relationships for UW-Extension.


From the Desk of UW Extension: dealing with increased stress

The Courier
Aug 28, 2020

Pattie Carroll, Human Development and Relationships educator for UW Madison Division of Extension Dodge County, reminds us that “during other periods of societal stress, such as economic recessions, most children were still in schools and receiving the benefits associated with attending, which some now lack. The uncertainty of the next academic school year is compounding the stress.”