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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

  • Spring lawn care tips
    Doug Soldat, Extension Turfgrass Specialist Department of Soil Science University of Wisconsin-Madison djsoldat@wisc.edu (608) 263-3631 TOTAL TIME – 5:10 0:11 – Spring lawn care maintenance 0:48 – Repairing damaged sections of lawn 1:21 – Best turfgrasses for Wisconsin 1:44 – How to get a weed-free lawn 2:46 – Controlling Creeping Charlie 3:21 – Grass clippi […]
  • Farms reminded that they may need to pay sick leave under new law
    As the state opens up and the risk of COVID-19 remains, the likelihood that farms are affected continues. Farms with employees are reminded that under the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA), they may be required to pay sick leave to employees affected by COVID-19.
  • Staying Safe in the Cab During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    With the COVID-19 dominating news cycles everywhere on the planet, there are a few questions that have come up for minimizing risk for those who operate farm tractors, trucks, and other enclosed ag equipment—especially when the same machine is being operated over the course of a day or work week by multiple people. Here are some things you can you to reduce […]
  • 4-H Youth Stay Connected Through Pen Pal Programs
    With 4-H events canceled because of COVID-19, 4-H educators across the state are working to deliver programming online and help youth stay connected. One way educators are helping youth connect with each other is through pen pal programs. Educators in several counties have started programs so youth can meet new friends, all while practicing their […]

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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