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 131

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


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Jane S

Wisconsin County Forests Association (WCFA) recently completed its second round of successful strategic planning under the guidance of Art Lersch (UW Extension, Lincoln County)��_ WCFA represents the forestry interests of 29 counties with lands enrolled under Wisconsin County Forest Law (�2


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Nichole K

The UW-Extension program has successfully helped teach over 100 kids and their families each semester healthy habits here at the Boys & Girls Club.


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Victoria B

In 2014, as the Mayor for the City of Oconto, it came to my attention that a popular nature reserve within our city was inadequate to serve those with certain disabilities.


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Marty W

Our UW-Extension Community Resource Development Agent in Waushara County is always able to help with whatever piece of info you need or to tackle a topic that lake/water groups want more help/information about.


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Angela F

UW-Extension has built me to be an educator and community change maker at the local level. With this organization, I am able to bring research, experts and funding to the outskirts of Wisconsin.


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Alissa M

Our local UW-Extension staff in Waupaca and Outagamie Counties have supported our non-profit program and assisted people to utilize the free health screening that we offer to agricultural members of the community.


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John R

The Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) is an invaluable resource for hydrologists and engineers who are involved in the protection, restoration, and development of Wisconsin's natural resources.


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Mark O

The City of Middleton needed a new well to support city-wide development. For a number of reasons a location in the eastern part of the water distribution system was desired.


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Keith K

From a First Impressions Study to learning how Civility Speaks and asking challenging questions; UW-Extension staff is invaluable to our community. UW-Extension consultant Ellen Geisler has offered broader viewpoints and access to resources that are useful and meaningful to our community.


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