Lincoln County Extension (Division of Extension, UW Madison)

The Division of Extension, UW Madison, Lincoln County Office is one of 
seventy-one county Extension offices statewide, staffed by professional educators.

For more information, visit our website at https://lincoln.extension.wisc.edu/

We offer community-based education through two program 

  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • FoodWIse Nutrition Education (funded by federal grant)

Lincoln County UW-Extension educators meet educational needs of county residents by:

4-H involves youth in project-based education. Through project learning, youth can explore their interests (“sparks”) and master new skills. 4-H projects are meant to be hands on to create a memorable learning experience. Since 4-H started in the early 1900s, youth have learned by doing, empowering them to develop leadership and life skills.

FoodWIse, University of Wisconsin-Extension’s nutrition education program is a federally funded effort that seeks to empower Wisconsin residents with limited-incomes to choose healthful diets and become more food secure by spending food dollars more wisely. FoodWIse staff works with community partners to “help make the healthy choice, the easy choice.” 

UW-Extension educators are Academic Staff and Faculty members of the University of Wisconsin, employed through a cooperative arrangement between the University and the County.  Local educators/personnel provide a direct link to University of Wisconsin expertise and research.  

Imbedded in our programming are strong partnerships. Working with government agencies, community groups, schools, organizations and individuals, UW-Extension staff creatively engage others in its work to promote life-long learning.  

An EEO/AA employer, the Division of Extension, UW Madison provides equal  opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.