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Mission Statement
It is the mission of the extension office to extend the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to people where they live and work. We are Wisconsin's educational network for engaging people and their communities in positive change.

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is made possible through a partnership between Clark County, the University of Wisconsin, and the federal government.

Program Areas & Staff
Our three program areas are supported by four faculty members and three secretaries.
4-H Youth Development
  • Christine Hollar, Agent
  • Vacant, Dairy and Livestock Agent
  • Richard Halopka, Crops and Soils Agent/Department Head 


  • Melissa Kono, Agent/Department Head
Family Living
  • Nancy Vance, Agent 
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)   
  • Brenda Herrell, Coordinator
  • Brianna Miller, Nutrition Educator    

 Support Staff

  • Lori Hendrickson
  • Kim Kolono
  • Shawn Ganther, AmeriCorps/VISTA            

Quality Educational Programs
We deliver and support quality education that adds value to lifelong learning. Our programs match university resources to local needs. We use technology to give learners access to quality learning experiences and provide education for the changing needs of Clark County's population. Extension faculty members use a variety of teaching methods to provide education:
  • Advisory committees
  • Computer software
  • Demonstrations
  • Farm calls
  • Media (newspaper, radio, television)
  • Newsletters
  • Office conferences
  • Seminars / workshops
  • Telephone calls 

Contact Us

Department Head

517 Court St.
Room 104
Neillsville, WI 54456

Ph: (715) 743-5121
Clark County Courthouse
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
Fax: (715) 743-5154