Welcome to Extension Richland County

We provide outreach education to the residents of Richland County. As a statewide engagement arm of UW-Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend university knowledge to every corner of the state. Our statewide network of educators and specialists with UW-Madison and on UW campuses across Wisconsin is responding every day to emerging and longstanding hurdles residents are overcoming to compete and prosper.

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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.


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


4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills!

Families & Finances

Helping communities and families increase their knowledge about parenting, finances, and resiliency.

Latest News

We Are Hiring! 100% Time Regional Livestock Educator

The Regional Livestock Educator will work with producers in their service area to identify needs and deliver research-based solutions to help them meet their goals. This position will cover Crawford, La Crosse, Richland, & Vernon Counties.

2024 4-H Discovery Day!

Join us for fun, hands-on sessions! Art & Drama, LEGOs, Wildlife Detectives, Therapy Animals, Fairy Gardens, Veterinary Science, Cookie Decorating, Rock Collecting, Wood Burning, Geocaching and MORE!

We Are Hiring! 100% Time Regional Crops & Soils Educator

The Regional Crops and Soils Educator will work with producers in their service area to identify needs and deliver research-based solutions to help them meet their goals. This position will cover Juneau, Sauk and Richland counties.

Elevando Wisconsin

Elevando Wisconsin es un programa de desarrollo de liderazgo con éxito comprobado en el desarrollo de capacidades y caminos de liderazgo.

Producing Quality Beef Workshops Scheduled

Learn what physical traits enhance or detract cattle values, why some sell for more or less, and what did the latest audit find. Join us for !

Got plant problems? Learn plant diagnostics online

Learn the step-by-step process for identifying plant problems in your gardens. This course explains the basics of the plant diagnostic process in an easy-to-understand way.

Small Ruminant Webinar Series 2024

This Free Webinar series will be touching on a variety of topics from lamb and kid care to improvement plans. Learn and connect with other sheep and goat producers.

Cultivating Your Farm’s Future: Farm Succession Workshops Start Jan. 31, 2024

These workshops will provide tools and resources as well as explore the three-step process for farmers wanting to start their succession plans.

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Services We Offer

2022 Richland County Plat Books

Help Support Richland County 4-H Programs by purchasing a Plat Book.

Cost: $35.00

Pressure Canner Testing

Don’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested. It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year. This is a free service.

Please call in advance.

Our phone is 608-647-6148.

Extension Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The University of Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Program helps you become certified to apply pesticides in Wisconsin. They provide educational materials for the purpose of pesticide applicator certification in Wisconsin.

Soil Sample Testing

Just what is in your soil?! Let’s find out! A soil test provides more information about the nutrient levels of your soil.

Our Office

Extension Richland County

1100 Hwy 14 West
Richland Center, WI 53581-1398

Phone: 608-647-6148
Fax: 608-647-9116

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our office is closed on all major holidays.

Located in Richland Center, WI on the Richland County Campus in Melvill Hall.

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