Oneida County UW-Extension


Lakeland area residents will have a chance to talk to a local UW-Extension agent about what they want to see here in the future.

Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development Educator Miles Alexander says he will be at the Minocqua Farmers Market Friday to hear from the public...

"...what are the best things? What do they want to perpetuate from the past? What has been grand and glorious that gives us clues about what we can build on to make a sustainable future? What are the things people don't want to lose as change continues to happen...."

Oneida County UW-Extension

Changes are coming to your local UW-Extension office.

The state cut $3.6 million from the UW-Extension budget. This will result in the loss of 80 jobs from county offices for agriculture agents, 4-H and youth specialists and family living advisors.

At the Oneida County office, Extension leader Lynn Feldman says nothing is finalized, but could see more sharing of services. Administration would be consolidated and staff would be shared between groupings of counties...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a program which determines what it costs for people to live in every county in the country.

A UW-Extension spokesperson says the numbers show people here have a tough time keeping up.

Next week the University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County, in partnership with the U-W Alumni Association and Wisconsin Public Television, is hosting the Northern Lights Tour.

"Wednesday Nite at  the Lab" features local researchers talking about their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives.

Oneida County Extension Family Living Educator Sara Richie says  one speaker is  Jeffrey Endelman, UW lead researcher at the Rhinelander Ag Research Station...

Restaurant owners in Rhinelander are looking for input about what they can do differently.  Oneida County UW Extension is organizing two focus groups Monday night…to talk about dining options in Rhinelander. 

Extension Agent Tim Brown says several recent surveys have revealed a sense of public dissatisfaction with the Rhinelander restaurant scene.  The focus groups hope to identify some of what the public is looking for.

County residents can help determine when the Oneida county board holds its meetings.

Recently,  the board directed a committee and UW-Extension to put together a survey to help resolve an ongoing debate about meeting times. Twice in the last several months resolutions came to the floor to alter the standard meeting time of 9:30 a.m on the third Tuesday to a later time.

Oneida County UW-Extension agent Tim Brown says some would like to see later in the day meetings...

Oneida County UW-Extension

The leader of the Oneida County UW-Extension office is leaving that position to become the head of the E.U. Demmer Library in Three Lakes.

Erica Brewster informed county supervisors this week she is resigning to take the job in Three Lakes. Brewster is the Extension department head and also is the Family Living Agent.

President of the library Board of Trustees, Vicki Reuling made the announcement...

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Three Lakes increased broadband capacity and a willing community and school will likely put them on the cutting edge of a revolutionary education and economic development effort called a Fab Lab.

The technology exists to build a box,tooth brush or any manufactured item without a large manufacturing facility.

  Oneida County UW-Extension is asking county residents to fill out a survey about what they think about living here. Extension leader Erica Brewster says rather than have formal meetings, they've put a series of questions on a website called "Survey Monkey". She says they're hoping to take the pulse of Oneida county residents...  

Volunteers will be scouring four counties this Wednesday night to tally the area’s homeless population. 

The point-in-time count is conducted by a coalition of groups called Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness, including Oneida County UW Extension and Forward Service Corporation.  It covers Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas Counties. 

Coordinator Lori Hallas explains the count is an important tool to measure the homeless population.   


A survey is underway to find out why people live in Oneida county. Survey proponents hope as many young people as possible participate.

Oneida County UW-Extension and Rhinelander Young Professionals are hosting the survey. Extension Agent Tim Brown says there is plenty of chatter why young people leave the community or stay, but little in the way of hard numbers...


Three proposals to purchase the former WPS building near the Oneida county courthouse by a Rhinelander businessman were rejected by the county board Tuesday, but it might not be the end of bargaining. That rejection also had a bearing on the location of two county departments.

Mike Boyd's offers included Oneida county paying to use some of the office space he would construct. One of the options was to locate the county UW- Extension and possibly Land and Water Conservation departments in the new building.

Local Agent Approves Of Cross As Chancellor

Jan 12, 2014
Oneida Co. UW-Extension

A local UW-Extension agent thinks the UW System has made a good choice for it's new Chancellor.

The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department, Lumberjack RC&D and UW-Extension are inviting people with a need to talk about the Northwoods to an open microphone this Thursday evening in Three Lakes.

County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Michele Sadauskas says the new event is called "Northwoods Expressions."

Oneida County residents have a chance to put the spotlight on projects they’ve been working on this year, at the county fair. 

Oneida County UW Extension is asking people to submit projects to be displayed and judged at the county fair.  There are youth and senior divisions, as well as one that’s open to everyone.  4H Youth Development Agent Lynn Feldman is hoping people will take advantage of the chance to show their work to others.