Supporting Families & Communities

Whether we’re countering food insecurity with family gardens and assistance programs or sharing the skills to raise healthy kids and reach financial security, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping solve the pressing needs of Wisconsin families, communities and students.

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SUPPORTING FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 131

See how our institutions are supporting families & communities throughout Wisconsin:


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Shelly M

Have been a dairy farmer all of my life and also worked for the Wisconsin Dairy industry for nearly 30 years. Working with state specialist and utilizing key research advancements on my farm has been the greatest benefit of UW-Extension.


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Jane H

Years ago after attending Lincoln high school in Manitowoc, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I did know that I wanted to get a college degree. The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc gave me that start.


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Sandy H

As a local employer we have been fortunate to work with several interns who have attended UW-Manitowoc and also hired some of those interns. It was win-win; they could work and attend classes in the community they lived in. We are grateful to have UW-Manitowoc as a resource in Manitowoc.


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Mayor Mike Palm

In Baraboo we WORK the Wisconsin Idea. We utilize UW-Extension and the campus as much as possible as resources to help the City in many of its efforts to identify our strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.


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Jenna S

As a senior in high school, my dream was to become a rural family physician. When it came time, I applied to only two undergraduate colleges, the University of Wisconsin-Richland and UW-Madison.


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Teri F

UW-Extension are the corner stones of the community.


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Laura S

I am at my second annual Let's Get Green and Growing event. It's a wonderful gathering of knowledge and camaraderie. The event fosters an interest in gardening, creativity, self-sufficiency, and being good stewards of resources.


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Barbara V

I enjoy watching programs on TV that the UW-Extension presents on various subjects like lawn care, senior care, etc. The UW is such a valuable source of information and I appreciate their time and effort.


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Sandie B

My mother and grandmother had green thumbs and I learned about growing things, but never learned why I was doing what I was doing. By taking the Master Gardener class, I know now why I am doing things and am trying to use what I've learned to improve my gardens.


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