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Vernon County 4-H to Host AmeriCorps Member: How to Apply

Vernon County 4-H is proud to announce a partnership with AmeriCorps! We have been awarded a 3/4 time, year round member opportunity! What does this mean? We are looking for a member to join our team, where they will be focusing on creating more 4-H clubs within our county and helping with asset based community […]


Vernon County 4-H Educator to Offer YQCA Courses

Are you planning on showing one of the following at the Vernon County Fair in the junior division: sheep, goats, dairy, swine, beef, poultry, rabbits. If you are, then you MUST enroll in a YQCA course and present your completion certificate at animal check-in. You have two options: enroll in the course online ($13) or take […]


Growing Together WI Garden Revives Historic Plot & Community Conversations – Healthy Eating & Active Living (wisc.edu)

Written by Christine Holm The SNAP-Ed funded program FoodWIse partners with McIntosh Library, Master Gardeners and Community Hunger Solutions in Viroqua, Wisconsin to develop a community education garden with Growing Together WI grants. Since first awarded funding in 2021, the garden partners continue connecting local fresh produce with neighbors who experience barriers to access these […]


Stretch My Food Dollars

When you need help and don’t know where to turn, 211 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, like utility assistance, housing, food, elder care, crisis intervention, alcohol and other drug recovery and much more. What to expect if you are in need, and accessing a food pantry for the first time:

picture of person getting food at pantry

Support Healthy Choices and Lives

We aim to work alongside community partners to advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes.  We utilize evidence-based strategies with two approaches: Direct Education Policy, System, and Environment Changes & Social Marketing FoodWIse Programs and Curriculum We Teach and Help Implement


PAT Process Changes

For those looking to pick up their Private Applicator Training Manual, there have been changes for 2023. No longer will Extension be notifying an alert of when the certification expires, and no longer will farmers be able to come to the Extension office to pick up their training manual or wait until the day of […]