Welcome to Extension


Find out how Extension is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak


Extension's mission is to connect people with the University of Wisconsin. Thanks to joining forces with UW-Madison, we'll strengthen each other through exchanging experience and research statewide. No matter what you're trying to accomplish in Wisconsin, you'll find the support you need as we continue to bring our home state together, community by community.

Find Your County Office

Find Your County Office

County educators and agents live and work in your community. Connect with your local UW-Extension office for individualized service, events and resources, all close to home.

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

Find a local club, learn more about how 4-H programs and events, and discover opportunities to help today’s youth grow into tomorrow’s leaders.

Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer and Participant

Wisconsin Master Gardener

Master Gardeners help deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, to protect natural resources, and to help keep fresh fruits and vegetables on the table.


Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey (WGNHS)

WGNHS has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years by providing objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.

Exploring the Outdoors at Upham Woods

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center provides educational opportunities to youth, youth leaders, and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education.


The learning store


Learn at your own pace through an extensive catalogue of publications covering a range of topics, from gardening and home finances to farming and community economic development.

We offer timely access to university research and knowledge through educational colleagues in 72 county offices, on five 4-year campuses and within three tribal nations

Latest News

  • Wisconsin agriculture adds to local economy
    Agriculture plays a vital part of the economy in nearly every Wisconsin county, whether urban or rural, contributing both jobs and income. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues.
  • Condemnation, and Extension’s Commitment to Inclusion
    Over the past few months we’ve seen a lot of incredible acts of kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic that demonstrate the human spirit and compassion for others. Unfortunately, the incident last week that involved the senseless and shameful killing of George Floyd demonstrates the worst of human behavior and cannot be tolerated under any circumstance. […] […]
  • Extension Staff Awarded UW-Madison Baldwin Grants to Address Family Engagement
    Two UW-Madison Division of Extension staff have been awarded Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grants for 2020, funding two projects to bring University research to public action. Both grants focus on family engagement and giving parents evidence-based tools to increase connectedness and mental health.
  • Spring lawn care tips
    Doug Soldat provides tips for preparing your lawn for the summer.

What We Do

Extension educator giving a presentationWe provide educational programs by teaming up with agriculture; meeting community challenges; protecting natural resources; strengthening Wisconsin’s families; and supporting young people through our 6 departments —

Our educational programs are developed and measured against our strategic directives, aiming to build:

  • Stronger communities
  • Food safety, security and health
  • Resilient and productive environments
  • Thriving youth, families and communities

Our educators don't lecture or give grades in a typical classroom. Instead, we deliver education where people live and work - on the farm, in schools and community centers

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