image of a red painted barn with dark gray shingled roof, positioned against a tree background with out buildings, small corn patch and garden area. the barn has a stone and cement base and has a natural wood fence that extends from one barn corner out and around a small pasture area, reconnecting to the opposite corner of the barn

Welcome to Extension Rock County

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4-H Youth Development

4-H involves youth (Kindergarten -13th Grade) in project-based education. Through project learning, youth explore their interests (“sparks”) and master new skills.

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If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results.

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Providing nutrition education to advance health eating habits and active livestyles for families with limited incomes.

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Community Youth Development

Focusing on youth leadership and connecting youth and adults to promote collaboration within community organizations.

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Educating our local community with environmentally sound advise on topics from soil to trees, water quality to plant health, and beneficial to harmful insects.

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Health & Well-Being

Focusing on food and nutrition, StrongBodies, mental health well-being, coping with stress, substance use prevention, and achieving better health equity.

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