Building Broadband Co-ops to Serve Underserved Wisconsin Communities

Wisconsin will receive nearly $1.1 Billion from the federal government from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program to finance deployment of broadband internet services to underserved areas of the state. University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension cooperative and local government specialists will describe how cooperatives are created, how broadband services might be successfully deployed by […]

Farewell to Our Regional Dairy Educator Tina Kohlman

Congratulations and farewell to our Regional Dairy Educator Tina Kohlman, who took a new position on February 1 in the private sector as a Training and Ag Business Development Manager for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management, and groundwater application, in Cedarburg, WI. Tina has […]

Manage grazing for productivity, resiliency

The summer of 2023 taught us numerous lessons as our wet spring turned to a droughty summer across Wisconsin. While well-timed rains boosted yields for row crops and alfalfa fields, the same can’t be said for many of the pastures across the state, especially those under continuously grazed management. Many livestock producers found themselves sourcing […]

Cooking and Life Skills for Teens

FoodWIse and Community Works are partnering to offer an 8-part cooking class series for teens as a part of their after school respite program. During the cooking class series, Community Works will join at the Extension office’s kitchen where Grace Gallagher, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, is teaching Around the Table. Around the Table is designed to […]

‘Empowered at a very young age’: Youth Advocates for Community Health

Desiree Torres understands the value of being part of a supportive environment that encourages young people to be involved in their communities, something she witnessed firsthand with Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH), a program of UW–Madison Extension. Christa Van Treeck, associate professor and youth development educator in Marquette County, is working with a group […]

Supporting New Families in 4-H

The four Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development work together to ensure that youth work towards a better future for themselves and their world. The four Essential Elements are: Belonging was a huge piece of supporting new families in the 4-H program.  Keifenheim held a New Family Orientation in early December.  Families registered to learn […]

The Strong Bodies Program

The FoodWIse program just completed a 10-week strength training class offered to Riverview Apartment residents.  The StrongBodies program is an evidence-based exercise program for midlife and older adults developed by Tufts University. The program includes progressive strength training, balance training, and flexibility exercises.  Grace Gallagher, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, is a certified StrongBodies trainer and taught […]

4-H Club Officer Training

On December 2 Club officers attended the countywide training. Youth got to know each other by participating in a few icebreakers and games. Special thanks to Teen Leaders for helping lead icebreakers and games. This year’s officer training featured a guest speaker Kelsey Beine, Campbellsport 4-H Alumni, who presented during the general main session of […]

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