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September 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
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
Parents’ roles may change as homework assignments get more challenging
Sitting down to help your child with homework is a routine for many parents. But when your child reaches middle school and beyond, homework assignments can become more challenging. Even though you might not be
Cooperative Extension
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
Study: Young people can benefit from more information about energy drinks
For most students, the school year includes some late nights writing papers, studying for exams or socializing with friends. But popular energy drinks used by many teens and young people to stay awake might be
Cooperative Extension
Aug 19, 2014
The University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management Program Announces
Three new scholarships available through the online University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management program will help keep some green in students’ pockets while rewarding their dedication to furthering their car
Communications and External Relations
Aug 14, 2014
Wisconsin 4-H Awarded $10,000 Science Sponsorship for Local Tech Takeover
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and Wisconsin 4-H was selected to receive a $10,000 science sponsorship from National 4-H Council and HughesNet® to implement a "Tech Takeover Day
Cooperative Extension
Aug 13, 2014