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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Division of Extension and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education are excited to announce the nine recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants. Now in its second year, this grant funding aims to promote collaboration with faculty across campus around Extension’s six focus areas: promote healthy relationships, empower […]
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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UW-Madison is a public university guided by public service. The Wisconsin Idea stipulates that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
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UW President Charles Van Hise in 1905