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Extension, WEDC support economic development in rural communities

Five rural Wisconsin communities will receive help jump-starting their economic development plans as part of a pilot program between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). “This initiative is designed to give our state’s smallest communities the tools needed to plan and build a prosperous future,” said Missy Hughes, […]

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Extension internship offers UW–Madison students ‘eye-opening experience’

Abbey Rosenthal is an incoming senior majoring in nutritional sciences, nutrition, and dietetics and health promotion and health equity. Rosenthal worked to bring food equity to communities in central Wisconsin by working with farmers’ markets in Clark, Marathon, Portage, and Wood counties. Rosenthal found that nearly 54,000 households in central Wisconsin receive FoodShare benefits, but […]

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Introducing Division of Extension’s Agriculture Water Quality Outreach Specialists

Contact: John Exo or Amber Radatz Email: john.exo@wisc.edu; aradatz@wisc.edu The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Water Quality Program is excited to introduce its four Outreach Specialists located throughout Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, there is significant unmet demand for outreach and education on the science of agricultural production impacts on water quality. With these outreach […]

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Campus outreach programs dedicated to health join forces with Extension

Three UW–Madison education program units dedicated to community health and well-being joined together to enhance statewide resources for health and health care. The Center for Patient Partnerships as well as Covering Wisconsin are joining forces with the Division of Extension’s Health & Well-Being Institute this July. The complementary alignment of these units will expand efforts […]

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Badger Crop Connect topics for summer webinars announced

The Badger Crop Connect Webinar series provides farmers, agronomists, and crop consultants with timely crops and soils information. Webinars feature UW-Madison Division of Extension experts. Tune in on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm virtually via Zoom. Certified Crop Advisors can earn 1 CEU per webinar. Register at: https://go.wisc.edu/bccsummer22 Topics and speakers for summer […]

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Local 4-H Youth Lead Projects to Make a Positive Impact in Wisconsin

The 4-H Lead to Change experience prepares youth to address agricultural challenges in their community In a rapidly changing world where the supply chain and global production of food face new challenges, it’s critical we cultivate the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry. These young champions will be the ones who fuel the […]

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Ag educators recognized by Wisconsin Association of County Agricultural Agents

Contact Matt Lippert, WACAA Public Relations Committee Chair, Contact: Matt Lippert, matthew.lippert@wisc.edu The Wisconsin Association of County Agricultural Agents (WACAA) recently recognized several members during their annual awards and recognition program. An affiliate of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), WACAA is a professional organization for county, area, and state Extension professionals to […]

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Extension Innovation Grants Prompt Community Collaboration on Food Systems, Water Quality, Accessibility, and Outreach

UW-Madison Extension awarded funding to 13 projects aimed at bringing innovative ideas to its outreach and education mission. Extension annually solicits proposals for new efforts around educational engagement, community-informed research, and practical guidance. Extension’s place-based educators across Wisconsin and specialists at UW-Madison and other UW campuses conduct needs assessments, work with local partnering organizations, and […]

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Gardeners wanted for survey of aquatic invasive species

UW-Madison Extension’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are conducting a survey for gardeners to share their awareness and knowledge of aquatic invasive species outreach to gardeners. This survey will help Extension determine programming priorities. Gardeners outside of Wisconsin are also welcome to provide feedback. Results will be shared with […]

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