County workshop offer a primer, networking for county officials

There’s no official training program for county officials in Wisconsin, but Cooperative Extension’s Local Government Center (LCG) offers the next best thing. Partnering with the Wisconsin Counties Association  (WCA), the LGC hosts the County Officials Workshops, or COWs, in May, every other year, after county elections. Since the series began in 2002, 1,658 county officials […]

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UW-Extension Transition Update – 3/14/18

On July 1, 2018, oversight of UW-Extension’s Conference Services and Mailing Unit, Cooperative Extension (COOP), Wisconsin Public Media (Wisconsin Publc Radio and Wisconsin Public Television), and the Department of Labor Education (School for Workers) will transition to UW-Madison.

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Superior Days marks 33 years of community grassroots lobbying

In the mid 1980s, Northwest Wisconsin was slowly recovering from the recent recession. Its effects, like unemployment, lingered in the region, which lost more than 20 percent of its local employment base, including 40 percent of its manufacturing employment. The region of the state was relatively cut off from the rest of Wisconsin, accessible only […]

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Marathon, Grant Counties top State 4-H Meats Judging Contest

The team from Marathon County took top honors in the senior division of the State 4-H Meats Contest held Feb. 18 at University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Laboratory. The State 4-H Meats Judging Contest consists of evaluating and ranking classes of hams, beef, pork and lamb carcasses, and two retail cut classes.

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