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Downtown Ipsum County

Our county educators are experts in agriculture and agribusiness, community and economic development, natural resources, family living and youth development. To see what we can do for you, explore the following topics and feel free to contact us for any related questions you may have or for more information on anything you see on our website.

We encourage people living in Lorem County to contact us with any questions they have. Caling is free and so are many of our programs!

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4-H & Youth

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. For more than a century, Wisconsin has been a leader in 4-H, giving young people throughout the state an opportunity to learn new skills, gain self-confidence and contribute to their communities.  Using real-life experiences from a team of devoted educators and volunteers, 4-H members benefit from leadership training, community-building experiences and experiential-learning opportunities to better their own lives and the lives of the people around them.

Visit our 4-H page for more information or contact Jane Smith at (454)-555-4545.

Community Development

University of Wisconsin-Extension Community Development programs help Wisconsin communities deal with their own unique challenges. These include:

  • Comprehensive Planning Initiatives
  • Natural resource and water quality issues
  • Invasive species issues
  • Local government operations and finance
  • Economic development including labor force issues
  • Community decision-making and leadership development

Family Living

Ipsum County UW Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs support our communities’ families through a variety of educational programs. In our county we provide:

  • Home visitation
  • Monthly parenting classes
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Older adult nutrition health care classes

Visit our Family Living Page for more information on what programs are currently available, who to contact, and with any questions you may have.


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Ipsum County Master Gardener

Our Horticulture Team covers a wide range of specialties and expertise from soil to trees, water quality to plant health, and every insect in between.  As Extension Agents, Educators and Specialists we strive to bring the research results of the University to the residents of Wisconsin to use in their own yards, gardens and communities.


  • Answers to gardening questions
  • General Master Gardener Volunteer Training
  • Educational Programs for the general public
  • Educational Programs for members of the Green Industry
  • Local Foods Programming
  • School garden training and assistance
  • Home composting
  • and much more!

Nutrition Education

The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) is made up of 2 federally-funded nutrition education programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed). WNEP helps limited resource families and individuals:

  • Choose healthful diets and be physically active
  • Handle food safely to avoid food-borne illness
  • Become more food secure by planning how to spend their food dollars, planning meals, and using thrifty food shopping practices.

Visit our nutrition education page or contact Sarah Smith at (465)-348-2012 for more information.