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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Katherine A

I retired in 2014 and one of the things to do on my bucket list was to attend Master Gardener training offered by UW-Extension in Milwaukee and Waukesha. I finally had the opportunity to go through the training in the Fall of 2015 and I have to say it is one of the best choices I made.


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Carlleen & Frances

Our family always had a garden in the back yard but when we learned about a community garden just two blocks away from the house we looked into it. The UW-Extension office program allowed us to bond more as a family by having a small table-top garden at this local location.


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Rick R

Over the course of many years I've collaborated with UW-Extension at the county, multi-county and state levels, in so many instances it would be hard to remember.


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Marycarolyn J

I have been the Treasurer and grant writer for our Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council, Inc. since it began in 2011. Dale Mohr, a professor with UW-Extension Oconto County, has been an outstanding advisor to this Literacy Council, Inc.


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Marcelline P

I have been a member of Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education for 41 years. During those years I worked very closely with UWEX as an officer on club, county, district, and state level. The partnership is invaluable - so much knowledge gained from the lessons projects and advice.


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Cody F

Mary Ann has been an invaluable resource and phenomenal colleague to work with on efforts to increase health education and reduce health-related disparities. Her knowledge and dedication to the communities that she serves is fantastic.


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Sara G

My name is Sara George and I am a local vegetable farm owner, D & S Gardens, Market Manager of the Wabasha Farmers Market, VP of the MN Farmers Market Association and owner of the first Mobile Wholesale Food Handlers License for the state of MN to occur at the Farmers Market.


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Rebecca L

The UWCCC's Cancer Health Disparities Initiative (CHDI) has had a productive partnership with the UW-Extension Family Living Program for over five years. Together, we have adapted and implemented a cancer education program titled Cancer Clear & Simple (CC&S).


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Marian H

For years I have appreciated the UW-Marathon County value to the community, including lectures, concerts and continuing education offerings. These help me to stay updated and involved.


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