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

  • Putting Farm Safety into Practice – Grain and Forage Harvest
    A modern farm can be a dangerous and unforgiving place. Fall is a high-risk time as harvest operations ramp up quickly. In Wisconsin, there are tight time windows to get forages, corn, soybeans and other crops harvested and put into storage. It’s that time pressure that often contributes to mistakes and leads to injury or death. Machinery plays a major facto […]
  • Youth Safety on the Farm
    #FlashbackFriday Kids visiting or living on a farm need some safety guidance. Cheryl Skjolaas from the Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety provides tips for parents and children.
  • 2017 UW-Extension Pest Management Update Meeting Series scheduled for November
    Mark your calendars for the upcoming University of Wisconsin-Extension Pest Management Update meetings scheduled Nov. 6-10, 2017 at various locations around the state.
  • Putting Farm Safety into Practice
    John Shutske, Director of the UW Center for Agricultural Safety & Health and Extension Safety Engineering & Agricultural Health Specialist, talks about National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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