Poster Sessions

PresenterPoster TitleDescriptionAssociation
Mary Ann SchillingJCEPJCEP Promotions and Marketing CommitteeALL
Justin HoughamLong-term community based science education programming: Science Strikes BackSince 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Extension collaborated with stakeholders in the greater Milwaukee community to bring together environmentally conscious organizations to support student-led inquiry projects and field experiences for urban youth through Extension programs. The union of these objectives empowers youth to collect data, apply them to local issues, and communicate their findings to affect change. WAE4-HYDP
Patrick NehringCollaboration to Understand Food AccessExtension Brown County has used the USDA Food Security Survey to understand food security in Brown County approximately every five years since 1999, which has allowed us to compare community food security levels to understand trends. Food security is greatly tied to economic conditions. The purpose of the survey project was to develop a deeper understanding of why community members might not be able to access the food they need. Without Extension partnerships throughout the county, this project would not have been possible. The results will help plan further engagement to improve food access. WEECDA, ESP
Katie WantochFarm Pulse Financial Management – Adapting Curriculum for Online LearnersImagine sitting down at a computer to complete an online course and instantly becoming confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with the amount of information. While farming is high-tech, most farmers have limited experience with online education as compared to accessing the internet to check email, pay bills, or simply browsing the web. The Farm Pulse: Financial Management curriculum looked to adapt and update written workshop materials into a more relevant format for use in-person, as stand-alone educational videos, and an on-line course. The curriculum was developed to assist farmers in identifying strengths and weaknesses of their business to assist them in making decisions that will improve their farm profitability. WACCA, ESP
Dale MohrCollaborative Office Approach to Marketing ExtensionHistorically, peoples’ understanding of Extension changed when we merged with UW-Madison. The color of fonts, our Logo, even program titles changed. This “change of brand” needed to get out to a vast number of people, in Oconto County, in a repetitive high profile way. Our office response was to team up as an Extension office and co-design a map/brochure that would have broad public appeal highlighting tourism information, trails, historic sites and of course us… as well as our PURPOSE, titles and focus. More than 17,000 maps were created and disbursed throughout the State at trade shows and tourism venues in the hope of reaching a new audience as well as our solid supporters letting them know about our “new” look and services. ESP
Karleen CraddockDisability Awareness Day: A Youth-to-Youth Teaching InitiativeAcross the United States, 31% of youth with disabilities report no participation in after school activities according to the National Survey of Children’s Health (2016, as cited in National 4-H Access, Equity and Belonging Committee, 2022). By not participating in afterschool activities, youth with disabilities miss out on opportunities to build skills and make connections with peers. Nationally, 4-H is committed to help close the opportunity gap for marginalized youth and to help all youth thrive. In the fall of 2021, 4-H youth leaders from Vernon and Richland Counties recognized the opportunity to promote disability awareness and planned a community outreach program focused on youth. The program provided an authentic opportunity for interaction with youth leaders that live with a disability. The goals of the program were to create an awareness and understanding/acceptance of disability, as well as foster a sense of belonging and inclusion not only for youth with disabilities, but for ALL program participants.WAE4-HYDP
Jerry ClarkImpact of Emerging Crops in WisconsinAlternative crops and cropping systems provide an opportunity for smaller farms to explore new and potentially profitable enterprises. Many new and alternative crops explored by extension faculty and staff fit with existing cropping systems, soil types, and changing weather and climate in Wisconsin. New crops and cropping systems connect with smaller land acreage owners and are accessible to diverse audiences who may not own large acreage to start a traditional commodity-based farm. Division of Extension UW-Madison Agriculture Institute faculty and staff created new and innovative educational delivery methods to provide research-based information to new and diverse audiences.
Kirk MooreCovering WisconsinCovering Wisconsin is a statewide UW-Extension program that helps Wisconsinites find and use health insurance. Our health insurance navigators are state licensed and federally certified to provide free help anytime. Navigators can help to sign up or renew BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, or; find plans, best prices, and financial help; understand your health insurance questions, big or small; or solve billing or coverage problems.
Paul RobackESP Association Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is a National Extension Association with a Chapter in Wisconsin. Membership in ESP connects individuals to Wisconsin and National Extension colleagues, current and retired, from all areas, institutes, positions and programs, and Extension Administration. ESP is truly an association for all of Extension! The mission of Epsilon Sigma Phi is to foster standards of excellence in the Extension System and to develop the Extension profession and professional. Since its inception, members have worked to strengthen the impact of the Extension System’s ability to address needs of individuals and communities through research based education.ESP
Justin HoughamInclusion Comes first: Successes and Opportunities in our Collective ActionSuccesses and Opportunities in our Collective Action Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the environmental education field has many implications which apply far beyond the lessons and into many areas of community development. In 2022 we finished analyzing data for the Status and Needs of Environmental Education in Wisconsin survey administered in 2021. This survey had many themes, one which focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the EE field. Attendees will be encouraged to think critically about how the work is translatable to their organization or institution. This poster will cover key ideas revealed in survey material and discuss opportunities to explore these approaches in our own work in EE. Further, and towards the conference theme, the work of JEDI in youth development truly builds on community connections that strengthen the work. WAE4-HYDP