Supporting Families & Communities

Whether we’re countering food insecurity with family gardens and assistance programs or sharing the skills to raise healthy kids and reach financial security, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping solve the pressing needs of Wisconsin families, communities and students.

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Shelly M

Have been a dairy farmer all of my life and also worked for the Wisconsin Dairy industry for nearly 30 years. Working with state specialist and utilizing key research advancements on my farm has been the greatest benefit of UW-Extension.


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Jane H

Years ago after attending Lincoln high school in Manitowoc, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I did know that I wanted to get a college degree. The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc gave me that start.


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Sandy H

As a local employer we have been fortunate to work with several interns who have attended UW-Manitowoc and also hired some of those interns. It was win-win; they could work and attend classes in the community they lived in. We are grateful to have UW-Manitowoc as a resource in Manitowoc.


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Mayor Mike Palm

In Baraboo we WORK the Wisconsin Idea. We utilize UW-Extension and the campus as much as possible as resources to help the City in many of its efforts to identify our strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.


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Jenna S

As a senior in high school, my dream was to become a rural family physician. When it came time, I applied to only two undergraduate colleges, the University of Wisconsin-Richland and UW-Madison.


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Ryan S

Attending the meetings and presentations put together by Kevin Jarek of Outagamie County UW-Extension have by far been some of the most informative and beneficial attributes to myself, both as a business owner,an entrepreneur of the land, and as a farmer.


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