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February 2015

UW-Extension Division for Business and Entrepreneurship arm reaches Wisconsin-based business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s recently renamed Division for Business and Entrepreneurship supports UW System institutions and Wisconsin community organizations with education and infor
Communications and External Relations
Feb 26, 2015
Newly named UW-Extension leader Aaron Brower promotes statewide strength of organization
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen’s first appointment is the critical leadership of UW-Extension. She has named Aaron Brower as provost and vice chancellor of UW-Extension, a position he beg
Communications and External Relations
Feb 17, 2015
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen Statement
Responding to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 budget, UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen released a statement:“Gov. Walker has proposed designating UW System as a public authority, w
Communications and External Relations
Feb 04, 2015
Is your teen’s bedroom a disaster area?
Do you suspect that all your missing dishes are buried beneath the debris in your teen’s bedroom? Are you tempted to put a condemned sign on the door? If this sounds like your child’s room, take heart—you are
Cooperative Extension
Feb 02, 2015
9 UW entrepreneurs to receive up to $325,000 in grants from Ideadvance Seed Fund
MADISON, Wis. – Nine University of Wisconsin System faculty and student teams are receiving up to $325,000 in the latest round of Ideadvance Seed Fund grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Communications and External Relations
Feb 02, 2015

January 2015

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen Statement
University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen has released the following statement regarding today’s news from the Governor’s Office. Gov. Scott Walker has proposed greater flexibil
Communications and External Relations
Jan 27, 2015
High-tech companies get commercialization boost via $75,000 grants
MADISON, Wis. – A novel treatment to heal chronic wounds is among the innovations being funded through the second round of grants from the SBIR Advance Program, a $1 million initiative that provides capital to
Communications and External Relations
Jan 20, 2015
Healthy habits can save you money
We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition edu
Cooperative Extension
Jan 16, 2015
Healthy screen use for families with toddlers
In most American households, screens now outnumber family members. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions are part of everyday life for many families and children. With screen media playing a bigger role
Cooperative Extension
Jan 16, 2015

December 2014

Returning to the Farm workshop helps farm families plan for farm succession
Returning to the Farm is open to all farm families who want to learn more about planning for farm succession. The dates are Jan. 16 and 17 and Feb. 13 and 14, 2015.
Cooperative Extension
Dec 18, 2014
Social media can connect family during the holidays
Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the family around the dinner table or gathering to open gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the reality is that many families cannot
Cooperative Extension
Dec 16, 2014
Buying or using gift cards? Read the fine print
For many consumers, gift cards offer a simple, convenient solution for holiday gift giving. But shoppers need to stay on their toes when purchasing and using gift cards, says J. Michael Collins, University of W
Cooperative Extension
Dec 10, 2014

November 2014

UW-Parkside Launches UW Flexible Option Versions of Successful Sales and Global Skills Certificate Programs
MADISON, Wis.—Working parents, busy adults, and other nontraditional learners now have two new opportunities to earn a respected University of Wisconsin credential at a pace that fits their busy lives. UW Syste
Communications and External Relations
Nov 12, 2014

October 2014

New Dairy and Livestock Educator Joins Dane County UW-Extension
Jennifer Blazek began her new role as the Dane County UW-Extension dairy and livestock educator on October 1, 2014. Prior to this position, she had been with UW-Extension for more than three years as the agr
Communications and External Relations
Oct 30, 2014
Pricing Wet Corn? UW-Extension has an app for that
Farmers can better evaluate their options for selling or buying high moisture shell corn by using a UW-Extension developed smartphone app that provides a simple way estimate the market value of HMSC.
Cooperative Extension
Oct 24, 2014