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Storytelling for Success

The purpose and vision of UW Cooperative Extension (UWEX) proclaims a commitment to “connecting people with the University of Wisconsin and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities” by becoming “a thriving, well-known and sought-out educational resource.”  UWEX is active in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, but not everyone is aware of it and the significant […]

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G2M Workin’ in the Kitchen

The Garden To Market program has expanded to incorporate food preservation activities this winter. The Family Living Educator, 4H Youth Development Educator and the WNEP coordinator worked together to provide a fun, hands-on food preservation experience for youth participating in G2M. The G2M group enjoyed two evenings working in the kitchen and learning the skills […]

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Super Regional Trail!

Way back in 2008, we created the Gogebic Range Next Generation Initiative to attract and retain young people by building on our assets. One of our signature projects was the creation of the regional trail that would connect all five cities in Northern Iron County and Gogebic County, running from the ski trails in Montreal, […]

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Healthy Food and Hope Distributed at the Iron County Mobile Food Pantry

In this season of abundance and thanksgiving, we would like to reflect on one particular program Iron County UW-Extension provides to ensure that all Iron County residents can experience the peace and comfort of a filling, nutritious meal. The 2011 County Health Rankings data reports that 26% of Iron County children are living in poverty […]

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FE UNIVERSITY: Living LiFe Learning Longer

Not only is Team FE engaging young people in creating healthy communities but we are also engaging seniors, senior citizens that is. During the past two years, Andrea Newby, Iron County UWEX Family Living Educator has been working with local leaders in the aging sector and local senior residents to create programs that promote aging […]

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Hot Off the Press!

Iron County UW-Extension is featured in the latest Land Use Tracker newsletter from UW-Stevens Point! Check out the links below for our article “Engaging Young People in Comprehensive Planning: The Iron County Case Study.” Online Version PDF Document

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Mercer Students Promote Iron County Attractions

In January 2014 Iron County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Neil Klemme, wanted to get young people engaged in a project that would highlight some of the areas beautiful, natural attractions. Well actually we should back up and start from the beginning. Neil works at the Iron County University of Wisconsin Extension Office in Hurley WI. […]

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What We Learned from Garden to Market

This summer we had a fantastic group of young people participate in our Garden to Market program.  Together we accomplished a lot, including make a total profit of $125 at the Iron County Farmers Market and touring Green Bay’s Downtown Farmers Market.  These activities provided a space for Iron County’s young people to actively contribute to […]

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Building Broadband

Through the on-going Gogebic Range Next Generation Initiative, we are collaborating with many community partners to strengthen and promote our many assets to attract and retain young people. But we also understand that we need to also work on one area of our community that needs improvement, namely broadband, in order to be successful in […]

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Team FE Welcomes Our New Member, Anna!

Hello, my name is Anna Cousin and I am the intern with Iron County UW-Extension for this upcoming semester. I have been in the Chequamegon Bay area for nearly four years now studying at Northland College and am currently a senior planning to graduate in May of 2015 with a degree in Sociology and Social […]

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