FoodWIse’s FNV campaign wins international social marketing award

The FNV “fruits and veggies” campaign promotes increased consumption of fruits and vegetables to alter the behavior of young adults across America. In 2017, Partnership for a Healthier America and a collective of Wisconsin-based partners worked with more than 60 community organizations and retailers, placed more than 15 billboards, served 17,552 transit impressions and received 23 million digital impressions and 14 million social media impressions. 

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2018 Livestock Judging Results from Area Animal Science Days

During the 2018 Area Animal Science Days in Kewaunee, Clark and Lafayette Counties, youth judged breeding and market classes of swine, beef, sheep and, in some locations, meat goats. Youth also answered a sets of species questions and seniors judges gave oral reasons on selected classes. 

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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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