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Serving Washington County residents since 1918, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension Washington County educators take pride in being engaged throughout Washington County bringing the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to county residents. Educators work alongside the people of Washington County to improve lives and community by delivering educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture, Community Development, Human Development & Relationships, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Youth Development.

Our programs

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4-H Youth Development

Gives young people hands-on experiences to develop an understanding of themselves and the world.

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Community Youth Development

Builds supportive community environments for youth grow into the effective, empathetic adults of tomorrow

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Human Development & Relationships

Provides tools Washington County citizens need to thrive as well-rounded, capable individuals and families.

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Community Development

Offers educational programming to assist leaders, communities, and organizations realize their fullest potential.

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Agriculture

If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results.

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Horticulture

Evidence-based horticulture management education, resources, and decision-making tools.

Latest news

Application & Interview Workshops: Hands-on interactive workshop intended to help members prepare their written materials and practice their interviewing skills

Application & Interviewing Skills Workshop for 4-H Youth

Are you applying and interviewing for a Trust Fund Scholarship or Educational Travel Funding from the Washington County 4-H Leaders Association? Or the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award? Then this workshop is for you!

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Low-Maintenance, Natural Landscapes for a Neighborly Garden

Free online gardening program: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Noon–1 p.m.

February issue of 4-H Cloverline Newsletter now posted

Read all the latest Washington County 4-H news.

Future of Dairy Heifer Raising: Grazing Heifers for Economics and Ecological Returns Event

Raising replacement heifers in managed grazing systems provide economic savings and ecological improvements at the farm and watershed level, along with improved animal performance as they enter the milking herd. While there are many dairy farms that have successfully implemented dairy heifer grazing to their operation, many dairy farms have not. The session will feature […]

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The 4-H Volunteer and UW-Madison Connection: Supporting 4-H Volunteers, Keeping Youth Safe, and Ensuring Youth Thrive

In 2022, there were 244 adult volunteers for Washington County serving at 4-H Clubs, projects and events. Those volunteers, along with all 4-H volunteers across Wisconsin, operate within the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the University of Wisconsin Madison/Division of Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture. Volunteers are leaders, teachers, mentors and role […]

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Board Development Workshop for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County

The Executive Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, a local nonprofit, contacted Paul requesting resources to strengthen the organization. The organization’s mission is “to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.” After meeting with the Executive Director and Board President, it was decided that […]

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Apply for a Washington County 4-H Scholarship

Up to seven $1,500 scholarships will be awarded

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Human Development and Relationships 2023 Impact

Money Matters is an online program in which participants can build or expand their knowledge of financial topics that are critical to individuals with low or moderate income: personal financial strengths and behavior, budgeting, debt-management, saving, credit-building, health insurance, retirement planning, and others. Five of the modules are available in Spanish. Here is the impact […]

Office closing at 2pm today

The Extension Washington County office will be closing at 2pm today, January 12, due to inclement weather.

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Work ‘N Wheels and the Money Matters Program Partnership

Carol Bralich, Human Development and Relationships Educator Money Matters is an online self-study Extension financial program that is available to anyone in the community statewide and can be designed as a built in component with an existing or new agency program. The program coordinator at Forward Careers at Workforce Development Center contacted Carol searching for […]

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West Bend Community Memorial Library Outreach Programming

Paul Roback, Community Development Educator The West Bend Community Memorial Library’s Outreach Librarian contacted Paul to facilitate a process that would engage staff in determining a future direction and focus for outreach programming. As part of this process, staff wanted to gain an understanding of demographic trends that could provide insights into future programming. Paul […]

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The 4-H Volunteer and UW-Madison Connection: Supporting 4-H Volunteers, Keeping Youth Safe, and Ensuring Youth Thrive

Ron Jakubisin, 4-H Educator In 2023, we welcomed just over 200 adult volunteers who enrolled in Washington County 4-H to serve at 4-H Clubs, projects and events. Those volunteers, along with all 4-H volunteers across Wisconsin, operate within the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the University of Wisconsin Madison/Division of Extension and the United States […]

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Extension Washington County
333 E Washington St, Suite 1200
West Bend, WI 53090

Phone: 262-335-4477
711 for Wisconsin Relay

Hours: M-F 8am – 4:30pm

The office is closed all major holidays and the day after Thanksgiving

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