What is UW-Extension?

About UW-Extension

You’ll find Oconto County  Extension Educators out in the community, holding seminars on agriculture, teaching families about healthier food choices, financial spending plans and conducting parenting education programs.  To find out how Cooperative Extension serves your community, take an inside look at our programs.

Extending “The Wisconsin Idea”

For decades, Cooperative Extension has had a trusted and valued presence in Oconto County.  Our staff carry forward The Wisconsin Idea, a century-old notion suggesting that the knowledge and resources of the University should be used to address the needs, problems, and aspirations of all citizens of the state, not only those on campuses.

UW-Extension uses education to help people understand and solve problems. In their work, the UW-Extension agents and staff in Oconto County continue the tradition of improving our economy, strengthening families, and building healthy communities by applying University knowledge to local needs and interests. Inside are some examples.

Oconto County UW-Extension…We bring University of Wisconsin knowledge and resources to you where you need them most—where you live and work.


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