Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development

University of Wisconsin-Extension has a strong tradition of working in all 72 counties throughout the state in a range of programs—most often associated with agriculture and 4-H. The roots of the organization started with the soil and remain deeply ‘rooted’ across Wisconsin communities. What helped your UW-Extension thrive over the past 100 years is that it has served as a bridge between community needs and university research—and that remains true today although UW-Extension programming has moved far beyond the fields–through Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development program areas.

You can learn more about CNRED program areas by scrolling over the CNRED link on the blue ribbon of this website. Take a look and let me know what questions you have!

Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development Educator

Amy Greil began working in Kenosha County’s UW-Extension office in April of 2013 and has a title longer than most—Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development Educator.  (With the abbreviation “CNRED Educator”). Greil describes herself as living out ‘The Wisconsin Idea’ where the boundaries of the University extend to the boundaries of the state. Taken quite literally, that means every person living in the state is a student of the University of WI and is entitled to research-quality data (not Wikipedia) to improve decision-making and greatly enhance quality of life. And this approach works because bringing real-world problems into the realm of university research is key to improving the condition of our communities and in keeping the university accountable to the people paying its bills.
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Amy Greil
CNRED Educator
Kenosha County UW-Extension
19600 75th Street, #2
Bristol, WI  53104
262-857-1945
amy.greil@ces.uwex.edu