University of Wisconsin-Extension
University of Wisconsin-Extension is the outreach arm of the University of Wisconsin System. UW-Extension provides statewide access to university resources and research so the people of Wisconsin can learn, grow and succeed at all stages of life. UW-Extension carries out the tradition of The Wisconsin Idea - extending the boundaries of the university to the boundaries of the state – through its four divisions of continuing education, the cooperative extension service, entrepreneurship and economic development, and broadcast and media innovations.
The Cooperative Extension Service is a unique partnership of counties, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Wisconsin working together to help people put knowledge to work. This partnership brings education to people where they live, through Extension offices, in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. It supports educational programs for farmers, businesses, communities, families and young people.
UW-Extension uses education to help people understand and solve problems. Educational programs developed and conducted by county-based educators reflect local concerns. They apply knowledge from the University of Wisconsin, other universities and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Extension Specialist Faculty in the UW-Madison Department of Entomology
Extension specialists on campuses of the University of Wisconsin System teach, conduct original applied research and interpret research of other scholars in response to local and state needs. These specialists provide statewide educational leadership in their disciplines and serve as a resource people to extension offices, state agencies, the legislature, professional associations, business and industry and other state and national groups. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Entomology Department has 3 extension specialist faculty specializing in field and forage crops, turf and ornamental, and vegetable crop entomology, respectively, and one extension entomologist insect diagnostic lab director with urban and structural pest control expertise.