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Community Development Extension Educator – Vernon County

NOW HIRING: Do you have a passion for improving lives through education and fostering partnerships, as well as making actionable improvements for the community? Be part of the good change for your community as our Community Development Educator. This Community Development Extension Educator position will serve Vernon County, and surrounding communities. The Community Development Extension […]


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 […]


Vernon County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Application – 2023

The Vernon County Cattlemen’s Association will be awarding scholarships to selected Vernon County resident High School Seniors who are planning to enter post-secondary education.  Examples of programs which qualify include, but not limited to: Four year programs at a University campus, Agriculture and Industry Short Course and Vocational Technical College Programs.  First priority may be […]


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 […]