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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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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Lorie R

Thank you for opening up your facilities to the Dementia Friendly Sheboygan County session. The facility is so welcoming!


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Cheryl W

In January 2013, I heard about our local community garden program, how it focused on urban gardening, culturally appropriate foods, and how it was in trouble and in danger of being stopped for the year.


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Tom B

We have had a community garden since 2012 and it has been a rewarding experience in many ways. We have been gardening for over 30 years.


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Joel M

I am a farm accountant and farm management consultant and I work for a non-profit cooperative that provides farm accounting and farm management services to dairy and crop farms in eastern Wisconsin.


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Mike H

I have been working with farmers in northeastern Wisconsin for the last 36 years. As a certified crop adviser, we constantly use third-source information for farmers to make decisions.


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Judith O

They knew if people came here, they would want and need educational resources, so they lobbied hard to bring a UW Campus to the community's doorstep.

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Shelly M

Have been a dairy farmer all of my life and also worked for the Wisconsin Dairy industry for nearly 30 years. Working with state specialist and utilizing key research advancements on my farm has been the greatest benefit of UW-Extension.


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