By Tim Kowols
The revamping of the University of Wisconsin-Extension is still underway two years after it learned it would experience a $3.6 million budget cut. Reorganization efforts started last fall to help streamline some of their services by developing multi-county areas for much of the state. Rob Burke from the Door County UW-Extension says no one really knows what to expect until the reorganization committee announces their new recommendations at the Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Conference February 7 and 8.
In early reorganization conversations, Door, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties would form one of several integrated units. UW-Extension offices in larger counties such as Brown and Dane would remain their own separate entities.