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Association of County Agricultural Agents Honors 2023 Award Recipients

The Wisconsin Association of County Agricultural Agents (WACAA) recently recognized several members during its 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 encourage excellence and professionalism in their work; improve the effectiveness of Wisconsin […]

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Innovation Awards Reinforce Community Connections through Extension Research and Outreach

UW–Madison Extension awarded grant funding to seven projects that bring innovation to the division’s outreach mission. Extension annually solicits proposals for new projects around engagement and research. Innovation is a core part of Extension’s programming, which ensures that the division is addressing emerging issues in Wisconsin’s communities. “UW–Madison Extension is a conduit for innovative ideas […]

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Margaret Kerr recognized with 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has announced the recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award, an honor that recognizes some of the university’s finest educators and has been given out since 1953. Among the 12 faculty members recognized this year is Dr. Margaret Kerr, an assistant professor in the School of Human Ecology who also provides […]

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Lake Superior researcher helps communities better understand harmful algal blooms

Do blooms also like it cold? Lake Superior researcher and international team of scientists help communities better understand harmful algal blooms. Research published in the scientific journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters and led by scientist Dr. Kait Reinl, Research Coordinator at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Superior, WI, challenges current understandings of […]

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Extension to Move to New Home near West Side of UW-Madison Campus

To further its community engagement mission and create a hub for collaboration, programming, and education UW–Madison Extension is moving to a new location just outside West Campus. Extension will be relocating to the former UW Credit Union Building at 3500 University Avenue in Madison. The building became available when UW Credit Union operations were moved […]

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Register for Elevando Leadership Development

Returning for its third year, Elevando Wisconsin is a culturally relevant leadership development program within the UW–Madison Division of Extension designed to empower and connect Latinx and Spanish-speaking leaders in every community across Wisconsin. The program was co-created by Latinx leaders across Wisconsin to help participants develop and expand their professional networks while serving their […]

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Extension Recognizes Employees’ Contributions

UW–Madison Extension recognized employees’ contributions at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on December 5–6, 2022. Dean Karl Martin presented the following awards: Excellence in Education and Outreach Awards: Danielle Nabak, Carol Bralich and Paul Roback Excellence in Equity and Inclusivity Award: Danielle Hairston Green Excellence in Research Award: Bret Shaw Excellence in Service Award: Nathaniel […]

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New Round of Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants Target Community Outreach

To spur connections between university research and community outreach, the Division of Extension and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education are expanding the Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant series into a second year of funding for new research projects. The grant awards are targeted at prompting collaborations across the UW–Madison Campus […]

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New Training & Technical Assistance Center Dedicated to Rural Opioid Misuse

A 2017 survey by two leading farm advocacy groups, the National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau Federation, found that nearly 50 percent of rural Americans and 74 percent of farmers have been directly impacted by opioid misuse. Additionally, the correlation between increased substance use and poor mental health is well documented in research […]

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