American consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety and animal welfare. Extension workshops about animal care and husbandry, animal welfare and food safety help Wisconsin beef producers assure consumers they are getting high quality, wholesome and safe beef products.
By intentionally connecting community gardens, farmers, university research stations and active residents with emergency food distribution organizations, Extension supports communities in providing access to healthy produce to all residents.
In 2017-2019, Extension colleagues reached more than 150 farm owners/managers through educational programs in locations around the state, including Brown, Dane, Fond du Lac, and Washington counties. The program curriculum and promotion materials were available in both English and Spanish, and simultaneous interpretation was also available.