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UW-Extension Reimagined

Between 1906 and 1916, the University of Wisconsin established University Extension, Cooperative Extension, and 9XM radio as vehicles for connecting university resources to the needs of the public. One hundred years later, UW-Extension leads an array of university programs that continue to serve the people of Wisconsin. Today, Extension is asking how it can remain strong and relevant for the next 100 years.

Working in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, Imagining America, and 12 other state extension systems. UW-Extension is leading a public dialogue around the future scope and direction of university extension in our state. How should Extension prepare to serve the next generation of Wisconsin residents?

UW-Extension Reimagined Forums

Date Location Coordinator Facilitators
March 5 Waushara Patrick Nehring Walt Bublitz, Rick Reyer
March 27 Madison/CALS John Shutske Dan Hill
April 9 Madison/CPO Greg Hutchins Dan Hill, Greg Wise
April 13 Madison/Farm Bur John Shutske Dan Hill
April 23 Stevens Point Eric Olson Eric Giordano
May 4 Madison/DCS Jeff Russell, Kathy Cramer Tracy Strother, Ryan Anderson
May 13 Menomonie Kristen Bruder Chris Smith, Rick Reyer
May 27 Wausau Eric Giordano Eric Giordano, Jean Berger
May 28 Racine Tracy Strother Angie Allen
June 16 Milwaukee Eloisa Gomez, Angie Allen, Rob Smith  
TBA Stevens Point Connie Creighton Eric Giordano
TBA Janesville Christy Marsden Christy Marsden, Walt Bublitz




UW-Extension Reimagined Issue Guide: How Can We Best Serve Wisconsin Communities in the Future?

Moderator Guide for UW-Extension Reimagined Forums

Extension Reconsidered National Project --

Extension Reconsidered National blog --

Kettering Foundation --

Imagining America--



Amber Canto, UW-Extension
Poverty and Food Security Specialist

Eric Giordano, UW Colleges
Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service, Director/Assoc Professor of Political Science

Jeff Russell, UW-Madison
Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies

John Shutske, UW-Extension
Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director

JulieAnn Stawicki, UW-Extension
4-H Youth Development Specialist/Asst Professor of Youth Development

Larry Jones, UW-Extension
Program Development and Evaluation Director

Mark O’Connell, Wisconsin Counties Association

Robert Smith, UW-Milwaukee
Cultures & Communities, Director/Assoc Professor of History
Associate Vice Chancellor, Global Inclusion & Engagement

Greg Hutchins, UW-Extension
Associate Vice Chancellor


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Greg Hutchins
Associate Vice Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Extension
432 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706