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.
Providing timely resources and information to help Wisconsin crop producers and their agricultural consultants manage crops efficiently and profitably
Strengthening the competitiveness of the Wisconsin dairy industry through statewide leadership in education and research
Providing research-based farm business management information, resources and decision-making tools to farmers and agribusinesses
Covering everything from soil to trees, water quality to plant health, and every insect in between
Helping farmers, consumers and allied industry to make informed decisions about beef cattle, poultry, sheep and goats, equine, swine, and meat science
Educating and developing on-farm and related research to determine the effects of agricultural practices on a diverse group of Wisconsin farms
Training volunteers to help educate the public about gardening and natural resources and deliver meaningful community programs
Delivering educational content for farmers, crop advisors and conservation professionals on the relationships between ag production practices and water quality outcomes
County Economic Impact Reports
Agriculture plays a vital part of the economy in nearly every Wisconsin county, whether urban or rural, contributing both jobs and income.
Learn more through our impact reports
Did You Know
Many people already know of our popular programs such as Master Gardener, but we also:
- assist in developing Community Gardens (check your local office)
- conduct research and provide information to help farmers use cover crops to improve their production systems and minimize soil loss
- And much more! Check with your local office for more programs near you.
The Learning Store produces and distributes educational materials based on university research, extending knowledge to the statewide community.
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!
View Related Topics on the Learning Store
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.
A Part of the Agriculture, Natural Resources & Community Development Program Area
Extension’s Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Community Development 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.
Heidi Johnson is the Agriculture Institute director.
She was previously the Crops and Soils educator in Dane County.