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September 2014

Agriculture now generates $88.3 billion and 413,500 jobs in Wisconsin, UW study says
Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs, based on data for 2012, according to a new study from UW-Extension and the UW-Madison .
Cooperative Extension
Sep 19, 2014
UW Extension offers Living on the Land program
Dane County has a growing number (over 17,000) of small acreage properties that can present many challenges for their owners. For many this residence may be their first experience living in a rural setting. The
Communications and External Relations
Sep 05, 2014
WPR Director Mike Crane Elected to NPR Board of Directors
Mike Crane, director of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), was recently elected to the NPR board of directors after a nationwide vote among public radio representatives. This is Crane's first time serving on the 17-
Communications and External Relations
Sep 04, 2014
UW-Extension Innovation Cafe Save the Date
Join us as we kick-off the Inaugural Innovation Café on National Manufacturing Day. The Innovation Café is a program of the Manufacturing Diversity Institute, a University of Wisconsin-Extension Division of En
Communications and External Relations
Sep 04, 2014
UW Colleges’ UW Flexible Option degree program receives federal approval for student financial aid
MADISON, Wis. – The United States Department of Education has approved UW Colleges’ application to award federal financial aid on the basis of non-term direct assessment for its Associate of Arts and Science
Communications and External Relations
Sep 02, 2014

August 2014

Biggest Weed contest winners announced
Despite the cool summer, plenty of weeds were entered in the ‘Biggest Weed’ contest sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison Weed Experts at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.
Cooperative Extension
Aug 27, 2014
Soil Sampling Season (on Wisconsin Farms) Is Just Around the Corner
Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland according to Kim Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension’s Nutrient & Pest Management (NPM) Program.
Cooperative Extension
Aug 26, 2014
Wisconsin SBDC Network Secures State Director with Demonstrated Track Record
MADISON, Wis. – Mark Lange, executive director of the University of Wisconsin-Extension entrepreneurship and economic development division, announced Bon Wikenheiser as the new state director of the Wisconsin S
Communications and External Relations
Aug 25, 2014
Governor Scott Walker Announces Eleven UW Entrepreneurs Selected for Ideadvance Seed Fund
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) have selected 1
Communications and External Relations
Aug 22, 2014
UW Colleges and UW-Extension support Talent Development Initiative
Oshkosh, Wis.—The UW System Board of Regents today unanimously passed the System’s 2015-17 Biennial Budget proposal. “The UW System budget request, focused on the Talent Development Initiative, is a three-p
Communications and External Relations
Aug 21, 2014
UW Field Day Tour Focuses on Greenhouse Gases and Crop Management
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison invite farmers, agronomists, crop consultants, agri-business, governmental agencies, as well as the general public, to attend a special sessi
Communications and External Relations
Aug 19, 2014
Seize the morning with breakfast!
Many Wisconsin families with school age children are beginning to review their back-to-school supply lists. Pencils, notebooks--and don’t forget breakfast, eaten either at home or at school. Research shows tha
Cooperative Extension
Aug 19, 2014
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. –Mak
Cooperative Extension
Aug 19, 2014
Poll: More boaters taking steps to prevent aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin
Wisconsin boaters and anglers report complying more often with steps aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in 2013 than they did in 2009, according to a new statewide survey conducted
Cooperative Extension
Aug 19, 2014
Involve kids in back-to-school shopping
Shopping for back-to-school is an annual ritual for many families. Bridget Mouchon, University of Wisconsin-Extension family living agent in Green County says it’s also a chance to show kids how to plan and ma
Cooperative Extension
Aug 19, 2014