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What We Do

We provide educational programs by teaming up with agriculture; meeting community challenges; protecting natural resources; strengthening Wisconsin's families; and supporting young people through 6 program areas:

- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Community, Natural Resource & Economic Development
- Family Living Programs
- 4-H Youth Development
- Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
- Leadership Wisconsin

Our educational programs are developed and measured against our strategic directives, aiming to build:

- Stronger communities
- Food safety, security and health
- Resilient and productive environments
- Thriving youth, families and communities

2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences February – May
These programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, attorneys, citizens, and land use planners. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy of written materials. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit.

TopicsFor more information about the teleconference format, visit our Distance Education page.
Each teleconference is $20. For more information about each teleconference, download the 2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning brochure.

Register online by using the links for the desired session (above), or register by phone at 608-262-0810.

Please note!
The UW Extension soybean production clinic scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 at Doc's Harley Davidson has been cancelled

Upcoming Events

STEM Sunday: Spinning Toy Factory!

Sunday, February 25, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UW-Extension 4-H Office located at the Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303

Make five cool spinning toys that you get to take home! Discover the concepts of Newton's Law, inertia, centripetal force, rotation, and air pressure while customizing your toy inventions.

Register by Thursday, February 22, 2018 by calling 920-391-4654 or by clicking here to register online.
View the program flyer here.

Rent Smart Train-the-Trainer!

March 7, 2018
Check in 8:30am
Workshop 9:00am - 3:00pm
Brown County UW-Extension
located in the Neville Public Museum,
210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303

Receive the tools and curricula you need to deliver the rent smart program. Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. Emphasis is on forming a strong landlord-tenant partnership. Establishing a positive rental history is much like having a positive credit report, and Rent Smart starts participants on the right path for success.
Registration fee is $75 per participant.
If you have any dietary restrictions or needs please contact us at 920-391-4650 or 920-391-4658.

Click here to view the flyer and for more information.

Click here to register online.



Please click the above logo to purchase tickets online.
Tickets for this fun event are available at UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. Click the Taste of Wisconsin logo above to register online or stop UW Extension office and pick some up. These make great gifts!

Intro to Lego EV3 Robotics!

Grades 4-7 (Maximum 8 youth)
March 6, 13, 20 and 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI 54303

Do you like playing with Legos? Of course you do! Do you want to learn how to make your Legos move across a playing field while completing missions with your team? Then join us for our 1st Lego Robotics camp of 2018!! We will introduce you to the basics of Lego programming and building. Your team will be given a new challenge every session. You and your team will also get to create a team name and t-shirt design (t-shirt presented last day of class).

Register by clicking here or by calling 920-391-4654. Please register by March 2nd. View the flyer here.


2018 Spring Horticulture Classes

Shade Gardening with Hostas – Thursday, March 8; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Kyle Gigot, Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss the basics of shade gardening, centering on hostas. Learn about the different hosta cultivars available for your shady environment. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Seed Starting 101 – Tuesday, March 27; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Join Lynn Clark, Master Gardener Volunteer, to learn the art of growing your own vegetable plants from seeds. Class will include planning, seed selection, growing mix, equipment, and general knowledge to increase your seed germination success. Cost of the program is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – Wednesday, April 4; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: This class will cover the basics of vegetable gardening including planning your garden, prepping your garden soil, selecting vegetables, and growing requirements. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Pruning Shade Trees – Thursday, April 12; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Doug Hartman, Master Gardener Volunteer, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will demonstrate the basics of pruning shade trees. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Pruning Shrubs – Thursday, April 19; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will demonstrate the basics of a variety of shrubs. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Composting 101 – Thursday, April 26; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Shirley Triest-Robertson and Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteers, will discuss how to effectively manage yard trimmings, food wastes, and other organic materials generated at home. Cost of the program is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Advanced Vegetable Gardening – Tuesday, May 1; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Join Lynn Clark and Jim Fameree, Master Gardener Volunteers, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, during this class designed for the experienced vegetable gardener. Learn the next steps in successful vegetable gardening! Cost is $7 payable at NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Native Prairie Plants to Attract Pollinators – Tuesday, May 8; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Join Master Gardener Volunteers Claudia Schultz, Alan Nass, and Annette Weissbach as they introduce you to using native plants to attract pollinators in your landscape. Cost to attend is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.


Growing Blueberries in Containers – Tuesday, June 5; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Our soil in Northeast Wisconsin generally is too basic to successfully grow blueberries. Contained blueberries offer the chance to keep the medium blueberries are in at a level they can thrive. Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will help guide us to tasty results. Cost to attend is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

To pay your class fees online, please click here, and choose "Horticulture" as the Program Area.

For more information, contact: Brown County UW-Extension Horticulture Department at 920-391-4650 or BC_UW_Extension@co.brown.wi.us.


Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

April 25, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on items like treasured wedding photos, Grandpa's fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. Join UW-Extension Family Living Educator, Paula Hella, and discover the steps you can take when distributing your long loved life possessions as you down size or deal with the "stuff" of a loved one. We'll explore ways to talk about this process with family members, make decisions and lessen conflict.

No registration is necessary for this event.


How is Caring for a Loved One Affecting You?
The Brown County Caregiver Coalition is conducting a community wide survey in order to learn from caregivers who are providing informal support to adult family members, friends, or neighbors. Our goal is to identify the strengths, and understand needs and challenges caregivers face as they care for their loved ones. The results will be used to determine how the community can support and enhance caregivers in this important role.
This survey is for caregivers who are not currently employed but providing informal caregiving support. Some of the information we want to learn is the number of hours spent caregiving, the challenges of caregiving, and areas for strengthening resources. The confidential survey can be accessed here or by contacting the ADRC at 920-448-4300. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be kept confidential.

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Questions?
Have questions regarding your lawn, garden, trees or shrubs? Have an insect you would like to identify? Call the Horticulture Help Desk at 920-391-4615 or e-mail: bc_uw_extension_horticulture@co.brown.wi.us

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2018 Garden Series
2018 Garden Series: Sponsored by the NEW Master Gardeners. Three sessions are offered, each with a renowned garden speaker who will share their expertise to enhance your gardening experience. The sessions will be held at the Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, on February 3, March 3, and April 7, 2018. Attend, one, two, or all three sessions! Take advantage of the early bird discount by registering for the full series prior to December 22. See additional details inside the brochure.
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Soil Testing
If you have questions about soil testing, please click here.
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4-H and Youth Development
Developing leadership, character and good citizenship in America's youth while having fun!


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Compostable Bags are Still Available at UW-Extension
Although UW-Extension will no longer have an organic food waste dumpster on site, we still sell compostable bags at our new location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

2 gallon bags - $0.25 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags
8 gallon bags - $0.50 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags

For more information about the Brown County Food & Organic Waste Program, click here.

Notice: the organic waste dumpster that was once located at our old premises (1150 Bellevue St) will be moved to a new location. The dumpster will be moved to the Village of Allouez yard waste center, at the end of LeBrun Road. A date as to when the dumpster will be accessible is yet to be determined.






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Contact:  Judy Knudsen - Area Extension Educator
Phone: 920-391-4610
Fax: 920-391-4617
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Mailing Address:  210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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