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


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.

Wisconsin Master Gardener

Wisconsin Master Gardener

Master Gardeners help deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, to protect natural resources, and to help keep fresh fruits and vegetables on the table.



Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey (WGNHS)

WGNHS has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years by providing objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.

Upham Woods

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center provides educational opportunities to youth, youth leaders, and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education.


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.


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

  • Staying safe on the farm
    Farming is one of the most dangerous industries according to the Centers for Disease Control Cheryl Skjolaas provides tips for staying safe on the farm.
  • Wisconsin Master Naturalists: Volunteer stewards impacting communities
    The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is a boon for environmental education and stewardship in Wisconsin. Since 2013, Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteers have provided $1.2 million worth of value to the state through more than 55,000 volunteer hours. This public service reached 163,993 individuals throughout 51 host organizations. Over 200 new volunteer […]
  • Floods, mowing and mulching – keeping your lawn healthy
    Doug Soldat provides tips for fall lawn care maintenance and explains the impact recent heavy rains will have on lawns.
  • Packers Family Night tradition a “magical day” for Wisconsin 4-H
    The threat of rain lingered, but didn’t stop hundreds of thousands of fans (or Danica Patrick) from getting to Lambeau Field on August 4 for their first glance at this year’s team. Among the sellout crowd were nearly 1,000 Wisconsin 4-H members, volunteers, family members and staff filling the stands of Section 187, invited by […]

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 our 6 departments —

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