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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

Youth-Adult Partnership for Youth Empowerment

The Online Youth-Adult Partnership (Y-AP) Training emerges as a beacon for youth empowerment. This self-guided program, tailored for both individuals and groups, offers a comprehensive roadmap for volunteers and professionals eager to nurture collaborative relationships between youth and adults. Comprising eight sessions, each segment of Y-AP Training integrates brief readings with illuminating videos featuring individuals […]

2024 Tri-County 4-H Tournament results

253 youth from thirteen counties throughout Wisconsin participated in the March 22-23 Tri-County 4-H Tournament.

April Cloverline 4-H newsletter now posted

Read the latest Washington County 4-H news.

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Countywide 4-H Leader Meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30pm

The Washington County Leaders Board and 4-H Educator invite all Club Leaders and Countywide Project Leaders

Washington County 4-H Summer Camp June 13-16, 2024

Register now for 4-H Summer Camp

Washington County 4-H Summer Camp takes place at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center near Wisconsin Dells on June 13-16, 2024

“Let’s Go to the Fair” 4-H Family Orientation

Come and have your fair-related 4-H questions answered!

Featuring Pizza, Fun, Prizes WASHINGTON COUNTY 4-H TEEN CONNECTION For 8th-13th grade 4-H members! Join in with other Washington County 4-H teens for an evening of games and community.

4-H Teen Connection: March 16

Join in with other Washington County 4-H teens for an evening of games and community

Planning For Tax Time

As you probably know, almost everyone with an income needs to file a tax return. You may be dreading tax time because you’re afraid that you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the state. But, it’s just as likely that you’ll be getting a refund! One benefit of filing taxes is that […]

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.

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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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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