We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.
Our Websites by Topic

Our Websites by Topic

Explore our areas of expertise to find information and resources to strengthen businesses, enhance community development, enrich youth, preserve natural resources, improve health, support agriculture and help families.

Find Your County Office

Find Your County Office

County educators and agents live and work in your community. Connect with your local UW-Extension office for individualized service, events and resources, all close to home.

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

Find a local club, learn more about how 4-H programs and events, and discover opportunities to help today’s youth grow into tomorrow’s leaders.

The learning store


Learn at your own pace through an extensive catalogue of publications covering a range of topics, from gardening and home finances to farming and community economic development.

Tap Into It - Help us tell our story by sharing yours

Tap Into It

Help us tell our story by sharing yours! Our clients make a difference in their workplaces, schools and communities; tell us how you tap into UW-Extension resources and services.

wicontext - issues in context


Explore in-depth coverage of urgent and emergent local and national topics in this online newsmagazine, produced in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.

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.

Latest News

  • Plants in the winter
    Brian Hudelson talks about plant diseases that can arise from winter conditions.
  • Supporting local farmers markets is all about sharing
    While farmers markets are popular in Wisconsin, some markets struggle with profitability or the ability to grow and support more local farmers. New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Extension points toward ways Wisconsinites can help their local farmers markets.
  • Is it too late to sign up for health insurance?
    The Open Enrollment Period for the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) ended on December 15th, but some people can still sign up now.
  • 2018 State 4-H Meats Judging Contest Results: Grant County top senior and junior divisions
    The team from Grant County took top honors in the senior division of the State 4-H Meats Judging Contest held Feb. 17 at University of Wisconsin Madison Meat Laboratory. The State 4-H Meats Judging Contest consists of evaluating and ranking classes of hams, beef, pork and lamb carcasses, and two retail cut classes.

What We Do

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—


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

Our educators don't lecture or give grades in a typical classroom. Instead, we deliver education where people live and work - on the farm, in schools and community centers