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Grainger Dean of the College of Engineering Ian Robertson and Division of Extension Dean Karl Martin have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.
Through research, outreach activities and partnership development, the effort will address the unique challenges facing rural communities
UW researchers are working with dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to use data to make useful, real-time decisions.
Karl Martin "has thoroughly demonstrated his leadership qualities since arriving at Extension, and his term as interim has shown that he is the right choice to lead the unit in the long term,” UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says.
Recognizing that the usual collaborative opportunities aren’t available, Extension staff are engaging with stakeholders and their neighbors in new ways.
The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances, says financial capability specialist Peggy Olive.
Brothers Bob and Jim Conant didn’t know the first thing about hops when they started their now thriving hops farm in Tomah. So they turned to their Monroe County Agriculture Educator from what is now the UW–Madison Division of Extension.
UW-Madison’s Division of Extension experts are helping Wisconsin farmers learn how to better grow crops like grapes, hops and hazelnuts, to support the bottom line in a state battered by low prices for corn, soybean and milk.
“Apprenticeship is an excellent fit for vegetable farming because so much of how we learn to grow food – is by growing food.”