UW-Extension is Working for Wisconsin
We teach, learn, lead and serve connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.
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.
We work with – and are funded by – local, state and federal partners to offer educational programs that address the important issues of individuals, families, businesses and communities.
Our vision is to be a thriving, well-known and sought-out educational resource that reflects the rich diversity of the state.
What We Do
Our educational program areas demonstrate how these fundamental principles become reality through the work that we are doing for Wisconsin residents. The following sections provide examples from each area.
We provide educational programs by teaming up with agriculture; meeting community challenges; protecting natural resources; strengthening Wisconsin’s families; and supporting young people through 6 program areas—
- Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Community, Natural Resource & Economic Development
- Family Living Programs
- 4-H Youth Development
- Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
- Leadership Wisconsin
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