About Us

Connecting Communities with the University of Wisconsin

As a statewide engagement arm of UW–Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend university knowledge to every corner of the state. That mission started in 1912 with Extension’s first agent making farm visits and continues today along with community and business development, youth engagement, and well-being programming. Our statewide network of educators and specialists with the UW–Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and on UW campuses across Wisconsin is responding every day to emerging and longstanding hurdles residents are overcoming to compete and prosper.

Learn more about us!

Download our informational brochures to learn about our mission and our educational outreach:

Contact Us

See our Organization Chart and visit our Staff Directory to learn more about us.

If you have questions about Extension programming, please email info@extension.wisc.edu.

Our Relationships & Partners

Public Records Requests

Extension is a Division of UW-Madison and adheres to University and state regulations for public records access. View this resource to learn more about public records requests.

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