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Got questions? UW-Extension has the answers

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Need to study a stagnant downtown area or perform an energy assessment? There is an educator who can help.

The assistance these educators can provide is nearly limitless. Their mission is to respond to social, economic, public health, environmental and cultural issues with programming based on UW research.

“We’re in communities throughout the state, so we’re regularly talking with Wisconsin residents, businesses and local leaders about their needs,” said Aaron Brower, interim chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension. “We also try to anticipate future needs so that we’ll be prepared to respond.”



Got questions? UW-Extension has the answers

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Need to study a stagnant downtown area or perform an energy assessment? There is an educator who can help.

The assistance these educators can provide is nearly limitless. Their mission is to respond to social, economic, public health, environmental and cultural issues with programming based on UW research.

Public input about UW-Extension programming sought via survey

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is leading a public dialogue to help shape its future scope and direction as it prepares to serve the next generation of Wisconsin residents.

It is asking for help determining how it can best serve Wisconsin families, businesses and communities.

Programs help children become productive citizens

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“The idea is to teach life and leadership skills to youth throughout the county,” youth development educator Carmelo Dávila said.

Apart from working with the already well-established programs, Dávila is now working to put together a program that will provide support to the Kenosha Unified School District, which has an identified achievement gap.

Local Extension service began with agriculture

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Nearly 100 years later, the focus is still on supporting farmers in the county. But, the ag educator now also works to connect the community with the farmers.

One of the biggest projects is the production of the Farm Fresh Atlas, which provides a marketing opportunity for farmers in southeastern Wisconsin. Each year, 70,000 copies of the 45-page booklet are printed.

Gateway touts job success

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When he was a senior at Tremper High School, Josh Paul was accepted into the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

“When I got my acceptance letter my mom was bawling,” Paul said, remembering she was so thrilled he was accepted into a prestigious school. But after leaving home to study industrial engineering, he found it wasn’t what he expected.

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