Purpose, Vision and Valuesto which we commit…

We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.


As part of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, we provide knowledge and resources to engage people and their communities in positive change where they live and work.


We always work to improve practices that allow us to hire and retain high quality people.  Employees are constantly encouraged to participate in personal and professional development opportunities that promote life-long learning.

We value diversity and seek to cultivate it in our staff, partnerships, and programs.

Honesty and Integrity
As stewards of the public’s trust and resources, we strive to create a respectful and supportive environment.

Local Needs and Interests
We earn the trust of the community by working with them to address their most important issues.

Our success depends on developing partnerships based on shared interests, responsibility, resources and recognition.

Excellence and Innovation
We continuously implement new approaches to meeting educational needs that demonstrate the highest standards for program quality and effectiveness.

Research, Scholarship and Community Knowledge
We apply research and knowledge of the people we serve to address local issues and concerns.

Visit the Division of Extension, UW Madison website to learn more.