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Nortwest Region Profile
The Northwest Region has approximately 100 faculty and academic
staff who are jointly employed with county governments and UWEX. Within
the Northwest Region, there are 20 counties which have very strong
and supportive partnerships with each of the county governments. Our Northwestern Region Basin Educator is located on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The Northwest Region
Office is located on the UW-Stout campus in Menomonie (the county seat in
There are four core program areas covered throughout the region:
4-H and Youth Development; Agriculture and Natural Resources;
Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development; and Family
Living (which includes Nutrition Education Programs). Each
county office, working with the county Extension
Education Committee, conducts program needs assessment to determine
the local educational program directions. The programming in the counties reflects the citizen, geographic,
and economic bases in the region.
The Northwest Region UWEX Cooperative Extension's twenty counties
are located in the northwest portion of Wisconsin. Major
industries in the Northwest Region include; Manufacturing, Agriculture (Dairy/ Livestock/Crops/Poultry), Forestry and Health Care.
There are four 4-year institutions in the Western Region (UW-Eau
Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and UW-La Crosse), as well
as the 2-year UW-Barron County campus. Within the area, there are also several technical colleges. The
diversity of the region provides the need for partnerships with
other institutions and organizations, as well as the flexibility
of educational program delivery.