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We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.
View our UWEX Cooperative Extension Divisional Purpose, Vision, and Values (PDF).
Waukesha County UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension is a major outreach effort of the University of Wisconsin, putting university knowledge and research to work in our county. We are located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, and are home to over 389,000 people.
In partnerships with local residents and organizations, as well as the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha County develops innovative educational programs by:
- Strengthening neighborhoods by working with residents and community block clubs on issues of safety, neighborhood beautification, homeownership, and increasing inter-generational connections between youth and older adults.
- Building local leadership by partnering with agencies, businesses, and local, state and federal government units.
- Encouraging sustainable and profitable agricultural and horticultural businesses. Providing education on horticulture practices by consumers and the commercial industry (i.e. pesticides, herbicides) in order to protect and enhance our environment.
- Teaching limited-income families, youth and elderly in the areas of nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and resource management.
Extension educators work together, sharing resources in order to develop and deliver programs that respond to issues identified by our communities.