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Extension’s mission is to connect people with the University of Wisconsin. We teach, learn, lead and serve, transforming lives and communities.

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StrongBodies envisions a diverse community of individuals who are fit, strong, and healthy – and become change agents where they live.

Supporting Youth Mental Health

Multi-lingual resources for adults to support youth and their mental health

Supporting You(th): A Mental Health Series

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Badger Crop Connect

See new webinars and catch up on previous topics such as drought, cover crops, and more

Reverse Mortgage Considerations

What are the advantages & disadvantages that come with a reverse mortgage?

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Join hundreds of Water Action Volunteers around Wisconsin who monitor the health of their local streams.

Extension’s Work Reaches Across Wisconsin

We help more than 200,000 farmers, parents, youth leaders, neighbors and businesses through our six program areas

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The Wisconsin Idea

Extension’s Role

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.

Extension brings the research of the University to the people of Wisconsin. Our offices throughout the state provide educational opportunities in the communities where people live and work.

I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every family of the state.

UW President Charles Van Hise in 1905
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