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November 2015

SBIR Advance grant fifth round opens for high-tech small businesses
UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a match grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a Small Business Innovation Res
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Nov 30, 2015
Wisconsin 4-H honors 11 supporters in 2015 Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame
The University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development Program inducted 11 laureates into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Saturday, November 7. The 2015 laureates are the second Hall of Fame class, after 10
Cooperative Extension
Nov 10, 2015

October 2015

UW Colleges and UW-Extension chosen for a national project to develop an enhanced student transcript
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension have been chosen to participate in a national pilot project to help define new more comprehensive academic transcript models
Communications and External Relations
Oct 29, 2015
Simple food safety tips for packing school lunches
Keep food safety in mind as you prepare your child’s school lunch, says Barbara Ingham, University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist. Ingham has some recommendations for packing a safe lunch.
Cooperative Extension
Oct 15, 2015
Former Wisconsin 4-H specialist inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame
Linda Kustka of Madison, Wisconsin was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 9 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program,
Cooperative Extension
Oct 14, 2015
Lindon Larson chosen as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communication and Marketing for UW Colleges and UW-Extension
MADISON, Wis. –UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen today announced Lindon Larson as the new Associate Vice Chancellor of Communication and Marketing at University of Wisconsin Colleges and Uni
Communications and External Relations
Oct 06, 2015
Check Your Free Credit Report for Errors
Complaints about credit reports are up 45 percent nationally in the past year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In Wisconsin, credit reporting complaints have more than doubled in t
Cooperative Extension
Oct 05, 2015
Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program names new director
The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is pleased to announce that Becky Sapper will be the new director of the program effective October 1, 2015.Sapper has been involved with the Wisconsin Master Naturali
Cooperative Extension
Oct 01, 2015

September 2015

Wisconsin honors the impact of 4-H youth during National 4-H Week October 4-10
University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development clubs and groups across the state will celebrate the ways 4-H has changed their lives and communities during National 4-H Week October 4-10, 2015. County
Cooperative Extension
Sep 28, 2015
New resource explains increases in state, national health insurance coverage
More Wisconsin residents gained health insurance in 2014, according to information from the U.S. Census American Community Survey—a trend that’s in line with the rest of the U.S. population. UW-Madison/UW-Exte
Cooperative Extension
Sep 21, 2015
Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? Welcomes New Announcer Stephanie Lee
Madison, Wis. – A self-professed “public radio kid” from Lexington, Ky. has joined Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)’s resident raconteur, Michael Feldman, to match wits and quips as the new announcer for Feldman’s
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Sep 14, 2015
UW Flexible Option growth ahead of projections
MADISON – Less than two years after its launch, the number of Wisconsin’s working adults taking advantage of the innovative University of Wisconsin Flexible Option program is larger than anticipated and growing
Communications and External Relations
Sep 11, 2015

August 2015

Noah Ovshinsky Named Managing Editor of Wisconsin Public Radio’s News Department
(Madison, Wis.) Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) has selected Noah Ovshinsky, former Interim Managing Editor, as WPR’s new full-time Managing Editor of News. After a competitive national search Ovshinsky was select
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Aug 27, 2015
New Tribal Histories project shares the stories of the sovereign nations in Wisconsin
Storytellers from each of 11 sovereign nations located in Wisconsin share the unique histories of their people and communities in a new Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) series of Tribal Histories documentaries
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Aug 25, 2015
Disposing of plastics used in agriculture poses challenge for Wisconsin farmers
Farmers in Wisconsin use plastics in a variety of ways. One of the most visible is the storage of animal feed in long tubes of plastic film called silo (silage) bags. Farmers use silo bags because they are rela
Cooperative Extension
Aug 12, 2015