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Mission Statement
UW-Extension connects Brown County residents with the University of Wisconsin knowledge and research. Supporting UW-Extension’s larger mission, Cooperative Extension works alongside the people of Brown County to improve lives and communities. Rather delivering education in a traditional classroom, staff deliver education where people live and work. The department’s educational programs are county-based and change to meet local needs. UW-Extension programs focus in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and Youth, Families and Community Development. UW-Extension staff offer educational programs for people of all ages. We partner with neighborhoods, communities, schools, businesses, human service organizations, and county and state agencies to teach, learn, lead and serve.

Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension aims to make Wisconsin agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources. Education about agriculture, horticulture and natural resources protects our economy, our food supply, our natural environment and our future.

Community Gardens
The Community Gardens Program provides garden space and logistical assistance to Brown County residents to facilitate their access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. Developed in 1996 as part of an overall initiative to increase food security in Brown County, the program has expanded to ten community gardens on over four acres with more than 300 plots and 200 gardeners. The gardens are supported by Brown County, Brown County UW-Extension, the City of Green Bay, donors, and local volunteers.

Family Living
Family Living Programs provides statewide leadership to promote education, resources and partnerships that create an environment where families and their communities can thrive. Today’s diverse families form the foundation of these strong Wisconsin communities.

By responding to the challenges facing today’s families with evidence-informed programs and practices, as well as local knowledge gained from living in the communities they serve, Extension educators are helping to create an environment where families have the information, skills and assets they need to improve their quality of life and contribute to their communities.

4-H and Youth Development
4‑H provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps. In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes. FoodWIse employs a combination of evidence-based educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of healthy food choices and active lifestyles. FoodWIse works out of county Cooperative Extension offices and in collaboration with state and local partners.

Urban Horticulture and Natural Resources
Horticulture Programs provide current research-based information to home owners, and green industry in areas of turf management, pest control, gardening, and woody ornamentals.

The University of Wisconsin Extension provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in education, programming and employement for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, gender/sex, creed, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental, arrest or conviction record, or veteran status.
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