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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Rural entrepreneurship gets boost with outreach funding

UW-Madison Extension is proud to join with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) on a new initiative to support rural entrepreneurship across the state. As announced by Gov. Tony Evers today, a $1 million initiative led by Extension and WEDC will provide much-needed resources, support, and technical assistance to rural entrepreneurs in need of support […]

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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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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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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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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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