Wherever you find Wisconsin’s enterprising spirit, you’ll find UW Colleges and UW-Extension. We’re making a measurable difference in three tribal nations and in all 72 counties in our state, as our neighbors put their own great ideas into practice with the essential support of our expertise, resources and research.

Helping Wisconsin families, students and communities do more and live better. That’s UW Colleges and UW-Extension at work.

TOTAL IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 1,294

Supporting Families & Communities

Helping Wisconsin families and students where they live, work, learn and play: that’s our calling. UW Colleges and UW-Extension are working together to help Wisconsin communities thrive with support for family nutrition, financial security and education, healthy child development and more.

Find out how our institutions are making Wisconsin families and communities stronger.

Support County Map

Sandie B

Montello

My mother and grandmother had green thumbs and I learned about growing things, but never learned why I was doing what I was doing.


Cooperative Extension
563,393
family living promo contacts
SUPPORTING FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 122

Leadership & Civic Engagement

Our vibrant statewide network makes UW Colleges and UW-Extension an essential partner for state and local government, helping them educate local officials, connect citizens to resources and information, and inspire new generations of Wisconsin leaders.

Explore the UW Colleges and UW-Extension programs fostering Wisconsin leadership and civic engagement.

Leadership County Map

Fran K

I've used UW-Extension many times for soil sampling, brochures, and information. It is a great resource with many knowledgeable people.


Cooperative Extension
$9.9m
IN CAPITAL RAISED FOR CLIENTS
LEADERSHIP & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 49

Educational Access & Innovation

UW Colleges and UW-Extension are united in our mission to provide all of Wisconsin with access to life-changing educational resources. Not just on our college campuses, but in rural school districts, K–12 classrooms, new STEM initiatives and innovative online learning programs.

 

Find out more about the educational access and innovations we’re providing today.

Education County Map

Kristin P

Janesville

In college, most students are used to being talked at, not briefly talked to and left to their own devices. The power lecture is a black cloud of dread eternally hanging over student’s heads.


UW-Rock County
57%
are first generation college students
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 444

Enhancing Quality of Life

Whether we’re protecting natural resources, introducing statewide audiences to new and enriching ideas, hosting hometown events or helping communities build healing gardens where everyone can relax, learn and play, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping neighbors connect with a better life—and each other.

Learn more about the programs and campuses enhancing quality of life for Wisconsinites everywhere.

Enhancing County Map

Elsbeth

Sun Prairie

I have gotten to experience numerous life changing experiences through UW-Extension programs. More specifically, my involvement in 4H has become a part of my identity.


Cooperative Extension
$90m
in capital raised for clients
ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 643

Economic Development

From farms and advanced manufacturing to master meat processing and emerging tech. Across our state, Wisconsin industries and businesses, skilled workers and entrepreneurs are benefiting from the economic development programs, knowledge and innovations offered by UW Colleges and UW-Extension.

Discover all the ways UW Colleges and UW-Extension programs are helping Wisconsin’s economy grow.

Robert B

Madison

UW Extension's Center for Community and Economic Development has transformed our collaboration project in Cottage Grove, WI, which includes nonprofits, chamber of commerce, village board, town boar


Cooperative Extension
40
Industry Partners
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 31