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Lincoln County’s Discontinuation of Most of Extension Programs

… the reduction in funding for Extension services will have ripple effects throughout Lincoln County communities. Letter to Lincoln County Residents As of November 2, 2022, the Lincoln County Board has chosen to discontinue most of its portion of financial support for Lincoln County Extension programming beginning in 2023.  It chose to maintain its investment […]

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Title IX Training – Required for all 4-H Volunteers

Starting this year, all 4-H Volunteers are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct that take place in Extension programs and Title IX training on how to report concerns is required to be completed before volunteers can be approved. How to check if you need the training: Log into you 4-H Online account On the […]

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Letter to Partners of Extension

On Tuesday, October 4th, the Extension sent a letter to all Extension Partners that provided clarifying information on UW-Extension funding as of the September 20th Lincoln County Board meeting. The complete letter is available below, as some partners were inadvertently missed and there have been several requests for a copy of the letter. Please reach […]

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Extension Program Overview and FAQ

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, Extension is and what it does? Fear not!  Part of what we do here at the Extension is provide factual, researched information. Check out these excellent resources!  If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of the programs listed, please contact the office at […]

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Why Join 4-H — In Three Easy Facts

1. 4-H is everywhere — and any where! 4-H started out 100 years ago as an organization for kids who lived in the country, but that was a long time ago. Now 4-H is in big cities, in small towns and suburbs and in rural areas. 4-H clubs meet in community centers, members’ homes, Extension […]

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Safe Storage and Disposal of Medication

More than 2.9 million opioid prescriptions are written every year in Wisconsin.  And when unused or expired medications start to pile up, it’s easy for them to fall into the wrong hands.  Far too often, medications that get overlooked cause unintended harm or become a gateway to misuse. Disposal Option:  Permanent Medication Drop Boxes Gather […]

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Welcome to Elizabeth McCrank – Community Development Educator

Lincoln County Extension (Division of Extension, UW Madison) is pleased to announce the arrival of Elizabeth McCrank as its new Lincoln County Community Development Educator. She joins a dedicated team of professional educators serving the residents and organizations of the county. Besides Elizabeth, current staff include Debbie Moellendorf (Health & Well Being/Positive Youth Development Educator), […]

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Summary of the 2020 Rural Lincoln County Broadband Survey

In late 2020, Lincoln County-Extension, in collaboration with Lincoln County,  conducted a survey of property owners in the unincorporated portions of the County to determine high speed internet availability and demand within the County. The community anecdotally understood that there was limited access to broadband outside of the County’s incorporated cities of Merrill and Tomahawk, […]

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On The Radio! Safe Disposal of Medications and the Healthy Minds Coalition

The UW educators take to the airwaves, appearing on the local radio stations, sharing many of the good resources that Extension Lincoln County provides.  Don’t worry if you missed us!  You can listen to the WJJQ radio spot online:  WJJQ News Podcasts  Look under “Morning Conversations” for UW Extension.   Safe Disposal of Medications More […]

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