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

We’re Hiring!

Come be a part of Wisconsin’s largest classroom. A rewarding career awaits you in the UW-Madison Division of Extension in Florence County. We are currently seeking professionals with a passion for positive youth development to provide youth programming in a variety of settings within the county. Extension staff actively partner with schools and local organizations […]

Read More...

Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip is in bloom along roadsides and abandoned fields. It is a non-native invasive plant that produces chemicals called furanocoumarins which can make skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet light. Exposure usually occurs when folks are walking through brushy areas or mowing, as exposure to the sap is the real danger (not just brushing past […]

Read More...

We’re Hiring

Come be a part of Wisconsin’s largest classroom. A rewarding career awaits you in the UW-Madison Division of Extension in Florence County. We are currently seeking professionals with a passion for positive youth development to provide youth programming in a variety of settings within the county. Extension staff actively partner with schools and local organizations to […]

Read More...

The Imported Cabbageworm: Coming to a garden near you!

The Imported Cabbageworm: Coming to a garden near you! If you’re seeing white butterflies flitting around in your garden, take a closer look at your “cole crops”. This is a large family of plants and includes broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, etc… They’re a favorite food of the cabbageworm. The butterfly lays individual eggs […]

Read More...

White-Spotted Sawyer Beetle

If you’ve recently been startled by a large dark beetle with long antennae, you’re not alone. It’s most likely the , and they’ve been having a banner year. They are a native species of wood-boring insect that is found throughout the Northeast, and in the Northwest to Alaska. They are commonly mistaken for the dreaded […]

Read More...

Senior TORPEDOS

  University of Wisconsin-Madison: Division of Extension Florence County would like to congratulate our Senior TORPEDO members on their recent graduation from Florence. They have each shown great strengths in leadership and have gained a greater sense of community togetherness. Extension wishes you well on your next adventure, and thanks you for the services and […]

Read More...

Welcome Back Madison Neuens!

Extension Florence County would like to welcome back Madison Neuens as the 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern for the 2021 season. With her position, she will be assisting the Food, Fun, and Fitness Program along with the Outdoor Adventure Program. She is looking forward to being with the children and participating in some of the […]

Read More...

Welcome Autumn Lambert!

Extension Florence County would like to welcome back Autumn Lambert as their Summer Horticulture Assistant for the 2021 season. Do you need help identifying a plant or garden pest? Curious about how to improve your garden’s productivity this summer? Do you need information about a yard or garden related issue and you just don’t know […]

Read More...

USDA Summer Foods

Florence Schools provide Summer Food Service Program Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School district of Florence County Announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.D. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered […]

Read More...

Every Kid Healthy Week: Mindful Monday

Celebrate with us #EveryKidHealthyWeek Over this week will be sharing tips and ideas to reinforce and model healthy habits at home and how to get the whole school community involved and excited. For more info visit: https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/every-kid-healthy…/

Read More...