EHPAC logo with text

EHPAC Advances Local Collaborative Health Efforts

This spring heralded a new chapter of collaborative efforts to improve health in the Gogebic Range when Iron County UW-Extension and partners successfully launched the Eating Healthy and Physical Activity Coalition of the Gogebic Range.  The mission of EHPAC is to promote physical activity and healthy eating across the Gogebic Range through a multifaceted strategy […]


Building On Our Assets

Building On Our Assets Iron County UW-Extension continues to help the community strengthen the local economy. In addition to directly creating jobs, the community recognizes that it must also create the kind of place that people will want to live and where businesses will want to locate. To accomplish this, we our collectively working to […]

Weeding in Alice's Garden in Milwuakee

Garden to Market 2015 Season Highlights

Garden to Market concluded its 2015 season at the Iron County Farmers Market annual meeting and dinner this past Saturday.  Please enjoy our season’s highlights and pictures below.  Thank you to all who were a part of Garden to Market this year! 2015 Season Highlights New vendor cart, benches, picnic tables, and bike racks from […]


Gateway Regional Trail – Construction Begins!

The Gateway Regional Trail from Montreal and Hurley, Wisconsin to Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield Michigan was designed envisioned back in 2010 as a way for the Gogebic Range to build on its assets to attract and retain young people. As part of the Gogebic Range Next Generation Initiative, every municipality, school district and chamber of […]

STARS 2015

STARS in the Garden

This summer STARS (Students Together After school Reach Success) had a busy and fun time in their Hurley School garden.  Grades Kindergarten through 6th helped prepare the planting beds, weeded, watered, and harvested produce.  While we worked we hunted for bees, caterpillars, and other good things that help the garden grow.  For breaks the students sampled […]

Showing off our hard work setting up the market display!

Garden to Market Opens Up Wednesday Farmers’ Market

The Garden to Market Club made its first Farmers’ Market appearance of the season last week on Wednesday, July 1. Although there were some bumps to smooth out and cobwebs to shake off from last summer, it was an all-around successful first day! The kids met in the school garden and harvested kale, spinach, radishes, […]

2015 Hurley youth mural project

A Painting of Youth Empowerment in Local Community Development

Amy Nosal, AmeriCorps VISTA with Iron County UWEX, recently completed her 2nd year of service (and started her 3rd!).  To demonstrate her success working in Iron County, she shared the following report with AmeriCorps: A Painting of Youth Empowerment in Local Community Development Iron County is a rural county of approximately 6000 people located in […]


TrailBlazers in Full Swing!

TrailBlazers, a 4-H program for 6th-8th graders, started on June 8th and runs through Thursday, July 2nd.  So far for each trip anywhere from 5-9 rowdy adolescents have gathered in the Iron County Courthouse lobby by 9 am on Mondays and Thursdays, with the most excited participants arriving as early as 8 am! TrailBlazers participants, under […]