Community Development

Community Development Extension Educators support and build efforts to improve individual, family and community health and vitality.

What’s happening Iron County?  Below are a few community development projects and partnerships that Iron County UW-Extension is currently involved in:


Tapping Into Our Maple Syrup Economy

In an effort to support economic development in Iron County by leverage natural resource assets, Iron County UW-Extension is exploring development strategies around maple syrup production with the regional community.

Working closely with partners like the area Chambers of Commerce, this online platform organized by Iron County UW-Extension allows community members to find and share information about local community events.


Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts

ICORE is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting silent sport activities and opportunities throughout Iron County.  Iron County Extension works with ICORE on trail development projects and programs, building collaborations among key county stakeholders.

Iron County Farmers Market

With the support of Iron County UW-Extension, the 2018 season is the first time the Iron County Farmers Market is able to accept EBT/SNAP Benefits and the associated Double Up Bucks program.


If you have any questions regarding Community Development in Iron County, please contact:

Amy Nosal
Community Development Extension Educator

Iron County Courthouse
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695
Fax: 715-561-2704


Local Partners

Iron County Development Zone Council
Hurley Chamber of Commerce
Mercer Chamber of Commerce

Iron County Demographics

US Census Bureau – Iron County
County Rankings and Roadmaps – Iron County

Good Reads

Iron County Asset-Based Community Development Strategy 2018
Iron County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2016 – 2020
State of Rural Wisconsin – 2018

*Please note that while UW-Extension integrates into its new home with UW-Madison, our website links may be disrupted.  Apologies for any inconveniences!

Community and Economic Development

UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development

Comprehensive Planning

UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education
UW-Extension Local Government Center

Leadership Development

Leadership Wisconsin

Natural Resources

UW-Extension Natural Resources
UW-Extension Water Resources Education