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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Stream Monitoring Awards honors three Wisconsin volunteers

UW–Madison Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Wisconsin Volunteer Stream Monitoring Awards. These awards recognize individuals and groups for their exemplary efforts in stream monitoring and water-quality related activities, support of stream stewardship, and a commitment to developing partnerships and sharing their skills and […]

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Workshops for farms, food entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses

Extension’s Community Food Systems Program is providing no-cost virtual workshops for food entrepreneurs 10-11:15 a.m. every Monday from March 7 to April 4. The session will cover topics such as: social media marketing best practices in personnel management aggregation and distribution culturally rooted food business development, and business development tools March 7:Kristin Runge, Community Development […]

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How do the media portray soil conservation? Check out the results of an analysis of 68,401 news stories!

The adoption of soil conservation practices by farmers offers the potential to greatly improve soil health and water quality in Wisconsin and beyond. Farmers learn about these practices from many sources, including agricultural media outlets, which constitute one of the main channels farmers use to learn about methods to help conserve Wisconsin’s fertile agricultural soils […]

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Karl Green Named as New Program Manager for Local Government Education

This month, Karl Green becomes Extension’s Local Government Education Program Manager. In this new role, Karl will work with local elected officials, Extension educators, and partnering local government institutions such as the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, and the Wisconsin Counties Association to improve local government operations and their services. Prior to […]

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New Extension Program Supports Rural Entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurship in Wisconsin and Minnesota will get a boost from a newly created program in the Extension programs at the states’ land grant universities. The rural entrepreneurship program was announced this week by University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Dean & Director Karl Martin and University of Minnesota Extension Dean Beverly Durgan. Two farm credit associations […]

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Extension Association Names Mark O’Connell ‘Friend of Extension’

Mark O’Connell, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Counties Association and a longtime leader in local and state government, has been named the national “Friend of Extension” for his work in advising the direction of and advocating for UW-Madison Extension across Wisconsin. Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), a professional association of Extension faculty and staff across […]

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Native November Speaker Series

The Native American Task Force of the UW-Madison Division of Extension is holding a Native November Speaker Series celebrating Native American Heritage month. The series in being held every Monday in November at 10am. Registration is required. November 1 Land Grab U Participants will watch the 40-minute video “Land Grab U Workshop 04-08-2021” featuring historian […]

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Extension launches Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant series

The UW-Madison Division of Extension is launching a new grant series to prompt collaborations across Campus in Extension’s focus areas including health and wellness, natural resources, agriculture, and youth, family, and community development. The Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant provides funding in amounts of $10,000-$60,000 for faculty and staff who have not historically received recurring, annual […]

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Extension Innovation projects target educational outreach, racial equity

Addressing racial inequities via education, parenting, and outreach along with elevating all voices in communities are focuses of new UW–Madison Division of Extension projects recently awarded funding for 2021 and beyond. The projects are part of an annual Innovation Funding series to advance projects designed by Extension staff and faculty to further community outreach. The […]

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