For those living without health insurance, a place to turn for answers

All at once John Manno found himself unemployed, without health insurance, and in excruciating pain. Manno, who lives in Ashland, is a freelance musician and rental property owner who has had sporadic health insurance. Just before his back gave out, he found himself completely priced out of the options he saw. Then came the diagnosis: […]

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Extension Awards honor employee service to the Wisconsin Idea

Extension honored seven employees during its annual conference Nov. 2 for their commitment and contributions to the Wisconsin Idea and communities across the state. This was the second year since Extension rejoined UW–Madison that the division celebrated its employees with several award categories. It was also the second year in a row that Extension held […]

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Expanded and continued for 2024: Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants

The Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants, an initiative of UW-Madison Extension and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) is continuing into its third year and also expanding the size of awards to spur partnerships between campus and communities. Wisconsin Idea Collaboration (WIC) Grants provide an intentional funding mechanism for campus […]

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Great Apple Crunch celebrates appealing taste of local food

Extension efforts are part of Midwest program to connect farms to schools Deep in peak apple season, you can usually find Scott and Julie Overby, owners of Log Cabin Orchard in Plymouth, working in their nearly 40-year-old orchard to harvest and sell Wisconsin-grown apples. In early October each year they pick for a purpose: the […]

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