Supporting UW-Extension’s larger mission, Cooperative Extension works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Our educators don’t lecture or give grades in a typical classroom. Instead, we deliver education where people live and work – on the farm, in schools and community centers. Cooperative Extension educators also speak to civic groups and county boards, write newspaper columns, do radio and TV programs, facilitate meetings and build coalitions to solve community problems.
With an office in each Wisconsin county and faculty on UW Campuses, Cooperative Extension develops practical educational programs tailored to local needs and based on university knowledge and research.
This premier leadership development organization trains visionary, yet pragmatic leaders who are motivated to face the needs of their communities and organizations through civil dialogue and inclusive solutions.
Through readily available resources and education, Family Living Programs provide an environment where families can gain the information, skills and assets they need to improve their quality of life and contribute to their communities.
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
The WGNHS provides reliable and objective scientific information about Wisconsin's geology and groundwater.
Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development
CNRED is Wisconsin's educational network serving people and their communities in seeking positive change.
Agricultural & Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension aims to make Wisconsin agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources – through education about agriculture, horticulture and natural resources.
4-H & Youth Development
4-H uses fun, hands-on activities to teach leadership, teamwork, citizenship, communication and critical thinking that prepares young people for successful futures.