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

  • Late blight -signs, symptoms and what to do
    Amanda Gevens talks about late blight, how it can affect the state’s potato and tomato crops in the state, and what to do if you suspect the disease on your tomato or potato crop.
  • Silvopasture Workshop Scheduled for August 3 and 4, 2018
    Farmers know that trees can provide valuable shade for livestock, as well as income from timber and habitat for wildlife. However, usually farmers are told to keep cattle and other livestock away from trees to prevent soil erosion and other environmental damage. Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that intentionally integrates livestock and pasture with […]
  • Time for Japanese Beetles
    PJ Liesch explains how to identify Japanese Beetles and describes the damage they do to plants.
  • FoodWIse’s FNV campaign wins international social marketing award
    The FNV “fruits and veggies” campaign promotes increased consumption of fruits and vegetables to alter the behavior of young adults across America. In 2017, Partnership for a Healthier America and a collective of Wisconsin-based partners worked with more than 60 community organizations and retailers, placed more than 15 billboards, served 17,552 transit impr […]

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