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“Because of UW-Extension” Social Media Campaign

“Because of UW-Extension” Social Media Campaign Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-2017 proposed Wisconsin budget includes a $150 million base cut to the University of Wisconsin System. This severe and abrupt cut represents an approximate 13 percent reduction to the State of Wisconsin’s General Purpose Revenue (GPR) support for the UW System. Because UW-Extension is part of […]


Rock County Community Garden Open for Rentals!

Garden plots are still available for the 2015 growing season! The 3.5 acre Rock County Community Garden is located off of Highway 14 in Janesville, WI. Plots are approximately 20’x25′ and cost $35 for one and $60 for two. The gardens open in early May (depending on the weather) and close on October 31st. Plots […]


UW-Extension Reimagined

Between 1906 and 1916, the University of Wisconsin established University Extension, Cooperative Extension, and 9XM radio as units dedicated to connecting university resources to the needs of the public. A century later, UW-Extension leads an array of university programs that continue to serve the people of Wisconsin wherever they live and work.  From Wisconsin Public […]


Heating with propane or heating oil? Want to save some money?

The price of heating oil and propane may have dropped for this heating season but is expected to rebound over the next 5 years. Based on current energy prices, heating with an efficient wood burning appliance could save you 15-20% on energy costs but at the historical prices of the past few years, you could […]