Enhancing Quality of Life

Healing gardens, clean waterways, engaging public radio and television programs, and wide-open community-focused campuses. We’re covering the map with programs and services designed to educate, protect, inform, entertain and improve Wisconsin lives.

$440m
combined value of facilities
117,539
community members attended events on local campuses
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ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 661

See how our institutions are enhancing quality of life throughout Wisconsin:


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Fran H

Way back in 1961, "Homemakers" had a holiday craft fair in the old bowling alley on S. Commercial St. in Neenah. There was a box into which one could put their name and address if interested in Homemakers, which I did.


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Maggie C

4-H has taught me so much. I have been in 4-H since the 5th grade and I have to say it has been the most wonderful experience. I started out kind of shy not knowing that many people, and the person who sat in the back with my parent. Now I am leading in many ways.


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Emily P

4-H has not only impacted my life, but has changed it drastically. From the moment I stepped foot in my first club meeting, to being accepted into Wisconsin Drama Company, I have always loved it. It's 4-H that teaches you things you won't learn in school.


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Katie Ann S

I started out in 4-H as a cloverbud and grew my 4-H career from there. When I was in 7th grade I went to the Wisconsin state 4-H youth & conference. I went again the next year. Then my freshman year I applied for Wisconsin State 4-H drama company. I made it and have grown as a person.


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Carol T

I have known UW-Extension for my lifetime. I was in 4-H for 5-6 years as a child. The last group I joined in my married life was Extension Homemakers, and I learned multiple things for the next 35 years, and five years ago, took the training.


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Laura C

I loved the Let's Get Green and Growing 2017. I am a caretaker and only mom and cancer survivor. Master Gardening training helps me get through storms and have hope for brighter days.


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Laura S

I am at my second annual Let's Get Green and Growing event. It's a wonderful gathering of knowledge and camaraderie. The event fosters an interest in gardening, creativity, self-sufficiency, and being good stewards of resources.


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Anna F

When I heard about 4-H for the first time, I just thought it was just for farmers. I didn't think I could be in the fair unless I had a cow or chicken to show. I'm now a sophomore in high school, and involved in more 4-H projects than I ever could've imagined.


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Cara A

4-H has been a part of my life since before I was in Kindergarten. I gave my first speech, I learned how to create a check register, found a new love in dairy goats, and developed creativity.


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