If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results. Our innovative dairy management programs range from genetics to farm and business management. Extension researchers work hand-in-hand with row crop, forage and fresh produce growers to provide best practices for every aspect of the growing phase. We also advise communities on using sustainable practices to create inviting spaces free from invasive species. Our work supports people, communities and businesses.

Agriculture Highlights

Discovery Farms

Educating and developing on-farm and related research to determine the effects of agricultural practices on a diverse group of Wisconsin farms


Horticulture in Wisconsin

Improving the environment and enriching quality of life by bringing university research to the public for use in their own yards, gardens and communities


Wisconsin Master Gardener

Training volunteers to help educate the public about gardening and natural resources and deliver meaningful community programs


Wisconsin Swine Extension

Working with farmers, veterinarians, and other industry representatives to provide access to research-based swine information



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Did You Know

Many people already know of our popular programs such as Master Gardener, but we also:


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Agriculture Publications



The Learning Store produces and distributes educational materials based on university research, extending knowledge to the statewide community.


Featured Publication

Wondering when you should harvest your apple crops? Look no further! View the Learning Store’s publication, “Determining the Optimal Apple Harvest Date” for free!


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Find Your Local Office

Extension experts live and work in the communities they serve. Our team offers insight and solutions based on a deep understanding of local needs and priorities.

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A Part of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Area


Extension’s Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources creates a bridge between Wisconsin’s ag and the environmental resources with the people that use them. We help producers, farmers, and businesses build stronger and more diverse farm and food systems. With communities and regions, we work hand-in-hand to support land and water resource needs.


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Heidi Johnson is working as the interim Agriculture Institute director through July 31, 2019.


She is on leave from her position as the Crops and Soils educator in Dane County.



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