2012 marks 100 years of Cooperative Extension in Wisconsin


Cooperative Extension has served the citizens of Wisconsin since 1912, and will spend 2012 celebrating 100 years of education and outreach to families, youth, farmers, businesses and communities. Cooperative Extension is a unique partnership of counties, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Wisconsin working together to help people put knowledge to work. It reflects the vision that has become known as the Wisconsin Idea.

This partnership brings education to people where they live, through Extension offices in each of Wisconsin’s counties. It supports educational programs available to all citizens of Wisconsin.

Throughout the coming year, we invite Wisconsin to help us celebrate Cooperative Extension programs and colleagues from the past, present and future. Share your Cooperative Extension experiences with us, or, if you don’t have any experience with Extension, stop by your county office to find out about the learning resources and volunteer opportunities available.

In addition to celebration, 2012 is also about saying thank you to the clients, community partners, elected officials and other stakeholders who have helped Cooperative Extension grow into a thriving educational resource that reflects the diversity of the state. Thank you so much for your support and partnership over the last 100 years; we look forward to continuing to grow and serve over the next 100!