Start Strong: Start Your Own Business Workshop Series

Have an idea? Thinking about starting your own business? Need help getting started? Look no further! Join us for this FREE four-part workshop series starting Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Western Technical College in Viroqua. Learn the fundamentals of starting a business. The workshop series is organized by the Viroqua Chamber and UW Extension. […]

CED Education

Business Education What is business education and how can UW-Madison Division of Extension help you in Vernon County? Simply put… business education is education designed to be used in business. The Community Development Educator works with Vernon County communities to increase entrepreneurship and develop strong small businesses. Through programming, assistance, and applied research, the Community […]

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

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:

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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 […]

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