Supporting Families & Communities

Whether we’re countering food insecurity with family gardens and assistance programs or sharing the skills to raise healthy kids and reach financial security, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping solve the pressing needs of Wisconsin families, communities and students.

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SUPPORTING FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 130

See how our institutions are supporting families & communities throughout Wisconsin:


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Andrew J

Staff at Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey provide a valuable service to groundwater professionals, community water suppliers, and high capacity well owners in the state of Wisconsin.


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Mark M

With the outstanding help of our Waukesha County UW-Extension office, we identified that I was not working on crabgrass, but rather quackgrass. Consequently, I discontinued the crabgrass weed application, saving nearly 50 dollars per year.


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Arno W

I am the treasurer for the Spring Lake Management District and Patrick Nehring of Waushara County UW-Extension was a great help to our group in preparing our lake management plan.


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Carol H

I was in 4-H when I was young. All my children and grandchildren in our area were also in 4-H. My mother was in HCE and I am also a member and have been for 48 years. I have also been a 4-H leader for 48 years. Extension is so very educational in my life and always will be.


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Marilyn Q

For 60 years, the UW-Extension has played an important part in my life. First, as a 4-Her. There, I learned so many of the skills I use every day--cooking, sewing. In my profession as a nurse, caregiver was a lot of that. As a young married woman, I became an HCE member.


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Bethany S

The tips from UW-Extension FoodWIse for making healthy eating easy and a regular part of our day were fantastic! Not only a good idea for my daughter but for my picky boyfriend as well!


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Danielle S

The FoodWIse family cooking classes we attended helped us to let out kids help more in the kitchen and we are all eating at the table together. Bonding with the kids made them happy.


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Tracy S

I am very proud to be on the Green Lake County Wellness Coalition with our UW-Extension Family Living Agent Katie Gellings. As the past chair of the Nutrition Action Group, part of my role was to track and report community programming that impacts our Community Health Improvement Plan.


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Katie M

Partnering with the Green Lake and Waushara County UW-Extension programs has been a great way to provide our WIC participants with another avenue to receive reliable nutrition information.


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